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College of Arts & Sciences
Maritime Research Division

Education and Outreach

The MRD prides itself on its education and outreach initiatives.  Providing the public with an opportunity to learn about and be involved in underwater archaeology in South Carolina is an important part of the MRD mission. The Division actively engages in outreach and education programs to increase the capacity of licensed divers and other interested citizens to provide meaningful archaeological information for research and management purposes. Based out of our Charleston field office, Division staff offer programs to the public on South Carolina's maritime archaeological heritage including field training courses, volunteering opportunities, public presentations and artifact workshops for divers, dive clubs and shops, schools, and interested community groups.