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College of Arts & Sciences
Maritime Research Division

Education & Events

The Maritime Research Division offers many opportunities to get involved with us from workshops and classes to special events. Please see the links below for specifics on the education and outreach offered through the Division.


Artifact Identification Workshop

Our Artifact Identification Workshop consists of a mixture of lectures and hands-on activities designed to help identify a variety of artifacts found in South Carolina.

Field Training Course

This course is offered in two parts. It is designed for any sport diver who wants the chance to get more involved with underwater archaeology.

Lectures & Programs

The Maritime Research Division is available to give lectures, presentations, and programs to your group on a variety of topics related to South Carolina maritime archaeological heritage.


The Division often has a number of small exhibits in museums around the state regarding our research.


The Division prides itself on our research and education and outreach. MRD is often asked to share that information with both the professional and avocational world.  Each year Division staff attends a number of conferences to speak about or work.  Please see our Calendar and News pages for any upcoming conferences.


Wing Nights

Once a month, the Division hosts "Wing Night." Wing Night is an event where Division staff, sport divers, family, and friends can gather to share dive stories, identify artifacts and fossils, and have a good time.  Wing Nights are offered in both Charleston and Columbia.

Oyster Roast

The Maritime Research Division holds our annual Maritime Heritage Awareness Oyster Roast each year to promote preservation and research of South Carolina maritime heritage.

Public Events

Division staff attends many public events, from the Archaeological Society of South Carolina's Fall Field Day to Charleston's annual Pirate Festival.  See our Calendar and News pages for upcoming events.