The 2023 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) offers dozens of events Feb. 16-19 in various downtown locations, bringing old favorites and new partners to the Lowcountry.  Among the events of interest this year is live storytelling by Forrest Galante, an outdoorsman and wildlife biologist; a nature film called Wings Over Water, which is narrated by actor Michael Keaton; the Purina Pro Plan Flying Disc Dog demonstrations; and the Steep Canyon Rangers.  There are also new live art events that debut at the Charleston Place Hotel’s Fine Art Gallery this year.

MORE:  Charleston key to world research of understanding dolphins. From examining the unique strand feeding method used by local dolphins to find mullet to studying their head-standing through the pluff mud to shovel for crabs, local research into bottlenose dolphins is vital to understanding dolphins globally.

CP OPINION: Smile and thank a visitor

“As you think about grumbling because of the hordes of tourists jamming Charleston’s streets this weekend during the annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, consider this: We should be thanking them.”

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More headlines:

Poet Berry awarded creative writing fellowship

Poet Evelyn Berry is one of 36 writers to receive a 2023 creative writing fellowship of $25,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts.   Full story >

Chefs, farmers collaborate during SEWE live cooking event

During SEWE this year, local chefs, farmers and purveyors have a chance to shine on the Fresh on the Menu stage in Marion Square.    Full story >

Trombonist Gordon brings a taste of New Orleans to Charleston

Gordon plays two concerts at Charleston Music Hall with the CJO at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 25. Tickets are $25-$64 at   Full story >

Charleston is key to world research of understanding dolphins

Charleston is one of the most important places for dolphin research in the world, according to experts at the National Marine Mammal Foundation (NMMF).   Full story >

SEWE event picks

The 2023 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) offers dozens of events Feb. 16-19 in various downtown locations.   Full story >

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