GEORGIA TECH SAVANNAH ANNOUNCES SCHEDULE FOR 2022-23 SATURDAY STEAMLABS TO INSPIRE STUDENTS WITH HANDS-ON LEARNING

SAVANNAH, GA – October 26, 2022 – The Center for Education Integrating Science Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC) at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus has announced its 2022-23 Saturday STEAMlab program. Sessions are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5, Feb. 11, and April 15 and take place from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Savannah campus, 210 Technology Circle.

The Saturday STEAMlab program is for 1st – 8th graders who are interested in discovering and learning more about science, technology, engineering, and math. Every Saturday STEAMlab session is designed to inspire and enrich participant’s STEAM interest. Fun and learning go hand-in-hand with this program as students will participate in experiments, hands-on learning, projects and more.

“We are excited to offer high-quality Saturday programs throughout the year! Every workshop is uniquely themed to provide fun and learning for everyone,” said CEISMC Program Director Tim Cone. “Additionally, all programs are project-focused so that every participant will make, code, and/or design something from beginning to end.”

Registration for each participant is $60. For more information about these STEAMlabs or to register, please visit https://ceismc.gatech.edu/savannah/sp/stemlabs.

For more information about the Georgia Tech Savannah campus, please visit https://pe.gatech.edu/savannah.

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH SAVANNAH:

Georgia Tech-Savannah provides educational experiences for learners of all ages. Our multitude of learning platforms are tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, from working professionals pursuing career development and those seeking specific certifications to children eager to explore and discover. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s professional education, training and military programs encourages participants to challenge themselves and meet goals by sharpening existing skills and picking up valuable new ones. We’re proud to bring cutting-edge technology, applied research capabilities and innovation to the Coastal Empire, where our campus also serves as a home for various Georgia Tech affiliates, institutes, and centers. To learn more, visit us at pe.gatech.edu/savannah.

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OFFICIAL OPENING OF GEORGIA’S FIRST MENTAL HEALTH CLINIC FOR MILITARY AND VETERAN FAMILIES

Hinesville, GA, Oct. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) and Aspire Health Partners (Aspire) celebrated the opening of coastal Georgia’s newest mental health facility serving veterans, active duty service members, and their families. The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Aspire Health Partners is located at 345 West Memorial Drive in Hinesville.

Governor Brian Kemp, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, Mayor Allen Brown, and other dignitaries joined the local community, and nonprofit organizations, Cohen Veterans Network and Aspire Health Partners, to open the facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours. This new clinic offering accessible, high-quality mental healthcare to active military, veterans, and their families, serves the entire state of Georgia to meet the growing needs of this community.

“Georgia is proud to be home to so many veterans who have served our nation admirably, and these heroes deserve the support they need when it comes to mental health struggles,” said Governor Kemp. “This facility will have a meaningful, positive impact as it provides essential mental health services. I want to thank the Cohen Veterans Network and Aspire Health Partners for seeing this project through to completion, as well as Steve Cohen for his generosity in making this new beginning possible.”

The proximity to Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield was a key factor in establishing this new clinic in coastal Georgia. Today’s opening is another step toward meeting the $275M commitment set forth by financier/philanthropist Steven A. Cohen to help reduce veteran suicide and increase care for veterans, active duty service members and military families throughout the country. The Hinesville location is the first Georgia clinic in the network, and the 22nd location for CVN.

“We are pleased to be serving this area of critical need in coastal Georgia. I’ve spent time at Fort Stewart, home to one of the most deployed units in the country and know first-hand that our model of care is a perfect fit for this community,” said Dr. Anthony Hassan, President & CEO of CVN. “It is also vital to fill gaps in mental health services in this market and our commitment to serving the whole family, as defined by the veteran, accomplishes this goal.”

The 5,000 square-foot Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic in Hinesville was established to serve the region’s more than 16,000 post-9/11 veterans and 19,000 active-duty service members, as well as 26,000 of their family members.

“Today is a promising day where we bring new opportunities for those in need of services.  We are committed to meeting the needs of our veterans and their families that have given so much to our country. This new clinic will build on the success of our clinic in Tampa, Fla., where we have already helped more than 950 individuals in the three years since it opened,” said Babette Hankey, Chief Executive Officer at Aspire. “This collaboration between CVN and Aspire will benefit the entire Fort Stewart community, Hinesville and the surrounding area.”

In addition to providing care to those within reach of the Hinesville location, the Cohen Clinic offers telehealth services statewide to more than 300,000 post-9/11 veterans, active duty, and family members across the state. CVN Telehealth – face-to-face video therapy – allows clients to receive treatment from the privacy and comfort of their own home.

Preston Adams, Board Chair at Aspire Health Partners said, “We are honored to partner with CVN and the local community, and to be able to provide these services to our heroes and their families.” 

Since its inception in April 2016, CVN has offered evidence-based client-centered therapy for a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, PTSD, transition challenges, relationship problems, and children’s behavioral problems.

“Research has shown that access to mental health care remains a problem in this country,” Dr. Hassan said. “We are breaking down all barriers to care.”  The Cohen Clinic aims to provide service and care quickly and those who are in crisis will receive same-day assistance. The clinic’s ultimate goal is to get the service member and the family back to better.

For more information visit www.cohenveteransnetwork.org and Cohen Clinic – Hinesville, GA » Aspire Health Partners

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EDITOR’S NOTES

About Cohen Veterans Network: 

Cohen Veterans Network (CVN) is a 501(c)(3) national not-for-profit philanthropic organization for post-9/11 veterans, active-duty service members and their families. CVN focuses on improving mental health outcomes, operating a network of outpatient mental health clinics in high-need communities, in which trained clinicians deliver holistic evidence-based care to treat mental health conditions. It was established in 2016 by philanthropist Steven A. Cohen with a commitment of $275 million to build the network. There are currently 22 Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinics nationwide. The network has served more than 45,000 clients since launching in 2016. Learn more about CVN.

DAVENPORT HOUSE MUSEUM PRESENTS FREE ANNUAL HARVEST LECTURE ON ENSLAVED CHEFS’ INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN CUISINE

SAVANNAH, GA – October 24, 2022 – The Davenport House Museum will host its annual Harvest Lecture, Bound to the Fire: How Enslaved Chefs Helped Invent American Cuisine at 6:30 p.m. November 10 at the Second African Baptist Church, located at 123 Houston St. in Savannah. This year, Dr. Kelley Fanto Deetz will draw upon archaeological evidence, cookbooks, plantation records, and folklore to present a nuanced discussion of the lives of enslaved plantation cooks from colonial era through emancipation and beyond and how it has shaped American cuisine today.

The Harvest Lecture is presented by the Davenport House Museum and sponsored by Gulfstream as a community service and an opportunity for enrichment on topics related to its mission.

“The completion of the Davenport House’s Urban Enslaved Exhibit is one of the most highly anticipated openings in our museum community and it will open in early 2021.  This year ‘s Harvest Lecture offers a lens into the kitchen where the enslaved toiled,” said Director Jamie Credle, “We thank this year’s speaker Dr. Keely Fanto Deetz and Gulfstream for their generous sponsorship of this event.”  

Kelley Fanto Deetz is the Vice President of Collections and Public Engagement at Stratford Hall, and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of African American Studies at U.C. Berkeley. She holds a BA in Africana Studies and History from The College of William & Mary and an MA and Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Deetz partnered with National Geographic to produce the documentary film Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Tumer (National Geographic Channel) and wrote two cover stories for National Geographic’s History magazine. She is the author of the critically acclaimed book Bound to the Fire: How Virginia’s Enslaved Cooks Helped Invent American Cuisine, which was named as one of the top ten books on food in 2017 by the Smithsonian Magazine. Her most recent work is on Audible‘s The Great Courses on the history of sugar, and her contribution to the forthcoming cookbook California Soul, with celebrity and OWN TV star Chef Tanya Holland and author Alice Walker.

To reserve a spot at this free lecture, please call 912-236-8097 or email info@davenporthousemuseum.org.

Davenport House Museum is a property of Historic Savannah Foundation. HSF is a leading nonprofit preservation and cultural institution, which saves buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. The Davenport House was the first property HSF saved.  For more information, please visit http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/programs/, email info@davenporthousemuseum.org or call 912-236-8097.

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SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FOR ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES ON GENDER IDENTITY

SAVANNAH, GA – OCT. 20, 2022 The Savannah African Art Museum announces a new series of free adult education classes, “Becoming Gendered: Gender Identity in Africa”. This three-part series will feature classes “Creating Gender, Making Art”, “Gender through the Igbo Lens”, and “Mukanda Models of Gender”.

Each class will be led by Edwin Hamilton Johnson, Ph.D. and will focus on gender within the context of traditional, sub-Saharan, African societies. Although gender is often defined in terms of biology, this series will focus on the culturally sanctioned and derived nature and significance of gender identity. This lecture series will look at initiation societies, masquerades, and other practices that perpetuate cultural norms relating to gender.

“It’s interesting to see the similarities and differences between our cultural norms and the African norms,” Johnson said. “These classes will put into perspective the importance of gender in traditional African societies and how it has shaped their communities.”

“Creating Gender, Making Art” will take place Friday, October 21 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. This class combines a general introduction to the current state of gender studies coupled with how it applies to the analysis of gender within the context of traditional African societies. This is combined with how gender is granted, and norms are perpetuated through initiation societies and professions among a select sampling of traditional African societies.

“Gender through the Igbo Lens” will take place Friday, November 18 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. This class will continue its focus on the subject of gender with a special focus on the Igbo peoples of southeastern Nigeria. It begins with a look at how the novel, Things Fall Apart by the Igbo artist Chinua Achebe, touches upon gender issues within the context of a traditional Igbo community from an Igbo perspective. This lecture also includes how ritual and art is used within traditional Igbo communities to perpetuate gender roles, norms, archetypes and stereotypes within these patriarchal communities.

“Mukanda Models of Gender” will take place Friday, December 30 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. This third and final class in the series focuses on the Mukanda initiation society. Not only is this a look into the initiation society as an institution, it also looks at how it negotiates with the subject of gender. This includes how the Mukanda society disseminates ideal examples of gender types. This lecture also looks at how rituals are used to reinforce cultural norms of behavior and relationships between genders.

Each class is free to the public, with prior registration, and will be held on the second floor of the Upbeat Village Terracotta Gallery, located at 201 East 37th St Savannah, GA 31401. This location is stair access only. An online version of this lecture will be provided through Facebook Live.

For more information or to register for an in-person class, please visit https://www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org/classes/becominggendered2022

The Savannah African Art Museum is a non-profit institution devoted to spreading awareness and appreciation of African culture. They hold a collection of over 1,000 objects that hail from West and Central Africa. The museum’s collection spans over 28 countries and represents over 180 cultures. For more information about the museum, access virtual tours, workshops, and initiatives, please visits www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org or follow them on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest using the handle @SavannahAfricanArtMuseum.

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SAVANNAH AFRICAN ART MUSEUM’S FALL WORKSHOP SERIES SHINES A LIGHT ON AFRICAN SYMBOLISM PAST AND PRESENT

SAVANNAH, GA. – OCT. 6, 2022 – Savannah African Art Museum will continue its fall workshops lineup, slated to run through Saturday, Dec. 10. The series’ theme focuses on past and present-day use of African symbols in African art and culture, as well as pop culture. All workshops will be held on Saturdays from 11am – 1pm at the Savannah African Art Museum, 2nd floor of the Terracotta Gallery Workshop Room, at 201 E. 37th Street/corner of Abercorn Street.

The Oct. 8 workshop will consist of a tour of the Cowrie Shell Exhibit and creating bracelets with cowrie shells, beads, and other materials. Those who have seen the film “Woman King,” may have noticed the Dahomey Warriors were adorned in cowrie shells. Come and learn more about the origin of the shells, their prestige, economic, cultural, sacred significance, and importance. See the beautiful artwork of West & Central Africa created with them.

Patrons of the Nov. 12 workshop will receive a tour of the King Ibrahim Njoya Exhibit & create a short basic comic strip. Many were fans of the “Black Panther” Marvel comic before it became a 2018 blockbuster film and highly anticipated sequel with a Nov. 11 release date. Note the creative symbols (jewelry, colors, etc.) used to represent characters, themes, etc. Come join us to learn about this historic king and his creation of a writing system using symbols to maintain the Bamum people’s culture, which is still used today; and learn about his nephew, Africa’s first comic book author.

Rounding out the last of the fall workshops is the Kwanzaa banner workshop on Dec. 10. Attendees will design and decorate a Kwanzaa banner for their home or as a Kwanzaa gift. Kwanzaa is an African American and Pan-African celebration based on the agricultural harvest celebrations of Africa called “First Fruits,” which are times of harvest, ingathering, reverence, commemoration, recommitment, and celebration. Harvest festivals are celebrated all over Africa and are filled with lots of music, singing, and dancing, with dancers adorned in traditional masks and costumes, some of what is seen in the museum’s collection. Come learn the roots of this African American cultural celebration and how it is celebrated while making a keepsake or a gift.

“This fall, we are enjoying a lineup of hands-on and informative workshops for people of ages  of 6-up to participate in, Education Coordinator Lisa Jackson said. “Seeing people engaged during our workshops as they embrace more about African art and culture, is one of the many reasons we love doing what we do.”

To register for the workshops, please visit the Eventbrite link located under the desired workshop’s page on SAAMs website at www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org/ 

The Savannah African Art Museum is a non-profit institution devoted to spreading awareness and appreciation of African culture. They hold a collection of over 1,000 objects that hail from West and Central Africa. The museum’s collection spans over 28 countries and represents over 180 cultures.

For more information about the museum, access virtual tours, workshops, and initiatives, please visits www.savannahafricanartmuseum.org or follow the museum on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest using the handle @SavannahAfricanArtMuseum.

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HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION FEATURES LECTURE ON “SAVANNAH’S HISTORIC CEMETERIES”

SAVANNAH, GA – October 4, 2022 – Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF) will focus on Savannah’s historic cemeteries as we approach Halloween in America’s most haunted city.  Sam Beetler II, director of the City of Savannah Cemeteries Division, will update audiences on this fascinating topic at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at HSF’s headquarters, 321 E York St.

Beetler will focus on caring for city-owned cemeteries and the importance of monument preservation. He has spent the past ten years preserving, restoring, and archiving the monuments and structures of Savannah’s cemeteries.

“People don’t usually think about cemeteries when the topic of preservation is discussed, however, cemeteries can tell us a lot about history just by the monuments and placement of them in the city,’ said HSF Education and Research Associate, Kimberly Newbold. “The city of Savannah is fortunate to have someone like Sam who understands the importance of preserving our city’s historic cemeteries.”

Sam Beetler II’s training includes a BFA in Sculpture from Kent State University and an MFA in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art & Design. This extensive skill set allows him to work on artistic and historic works in a wide variety of settings. His work earned him a 2021 Historic Savannah Foundation preservation award for the restoration of the Ward Mausoleum in Laurel Grove North Cemetery. In 2018, Sam represented the United States in the International Course on Stone Conservation hosted by the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).

Beetler’s lecture is free for HSF members and $15 for non-members. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. with a pre-lecture gathering at 5:30 p.m. to socialize and enjoy a glass of wine. Members may RSVP for the Oct. 20 lecture by emailing Kimberly Newbold at knewbold@myhsf.org. The $15 nonmember registration fee can be paid by visiting HSF’s website, www.myhsf.org. Space is limited, so reservations are recommended.

For more information about the “People, Places and Stories that Define Savannah” lecture series, contact Newbold at 912-483-7294. For information about other HSF events, please visit myhsf.org or call 912-233-7787, and follow HSF on their social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Historic Savannah Foundation, a leading nonprofit preservation and cultural institution, saves buildings, places, and stories that define Savannah’s past, present, and future. Following its formation in 1955, the organization started a Revolving Fund to save endangered historic properties, now totaling nearly 410 buildings throughout several of Savannah’s historic districts. HSF continues to build capacity within its operations, secure new financial resources, improve its image and visibility, and increase public policy efforts to protect Savannah’s historic districts. For more information about the work of the Historic Savannah Foundation, visit www.myhsf.org.

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GEORGIA TECH TO HOST VIRTUAL LEARNERS & LEADERS SEMINAR ON K12 STEAM/STEM EDUCATION IN RURAL GEORGIA – OCTOBER 20

SAVANNAH, GA – October 4, 2022 – Georgia Tech Savannah will host the next event in its Learners & Leaders series – Highlights of K12 STEAM/STEM Education in Rural Georgia – from 8-9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. This free, virtual seminar will present an expert panel from rural parts of Georgia who will discuss what STEM/STEAM looks like for them and share some best practices. This includes sharing insights on the challenges and successes related to bringing STEM/STEAM into their schools and districts.

The lineup of expert panelists includes:

  • Chris Anderson – Principal, Liberty County Schools
  • Katie Chastain – Workforce Development Consultant
  • Samantha Keyfauver – Instructional Coach, Evans County Schools
  • Alana Simmons – Project Director, GEAR Up Dougherty

“This is all about celebrating STEM/STEAM in every corner of Georgia. These individuals and the communities they serve face unique regional challenges that have resulted in showcase worthy approaches to high quality STEM/STEAM education,” said Tim Cone, Georgia Tech CEISMC Program Director. “As a statewide organization, we are fortunate to work with them to bring their insight to others in Georgia looking to implement similar programming through this panel discussion.”

Georgia Tech-Savannah’s Learners & Leaders Breakfast Series provides established and emerging leaders the opportunity to gain knowledge on current, relevant, and interesting topics relevant to the business community.

For more information or to register for the free program on Oct. 20, visit https://STEMED.eventbrite.com.

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH:

Georgia Tech-Savannah provides educational experiences for learners of all ages. Our multitude of learning platforms are tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, from working professionals pursuing career development and those seeking specific certifications to children eager to explore and discover. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s professional education, training and military programs encourages participants to challenge themselves and meet goals by sharpening existing skills and picking up valuable new ones. We’re proud to bring cutting-edge technology, applied research capabilities and innovation to the Coastal Empire, where our campus also serves as a home for various Georgia Tech affiliates, institutes and centers. To learn more, visit us at pe.gatech.edu/savannah.

 

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GRAY’S REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY FOUNDATION CELEBRATES NEW OCEAN DISCOVERY CENTER WITH VIP SOIREE IN SAVANNAH

SAVANNAH, GA – OCTOBER 4, 2022 – Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is hosting the “Save Spectacular Celebration” which includes an elegant soirée for members from 4-6pm on Saturday October 15, at the SCAD Pei Ling Chan Gallery in Savannah. This exclusive Soiree invites new and existing members to celebrate the 50th anniversary for national marine sanctuaries and new Gray’s Reef Ocean Discovery Center dedication taking place that day. The Gray’s Reef Ocean Discovery Center is located at 340 Martin Luther King Jr, Blvd in Savannah and is anticipated to open to the public in early 2023. It will offer free programs, activities, and opportunities for residents and visitors to get involved with Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the local chapter of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

The Gray’s Reef Society Soiree will offer attendees exclusive access to SCAD’s elegant Pei Ling Chan Gallery and Garden for the Arts, live music from the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, tasty cocktails, divine hors d’oeuvres by The Dive Savannah, ocean-inspired arts on display, and special guests in attendance. All proceeds will support the work of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, a local non-profit partner for NOAA’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and its chief advocate.

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation provides connections to the remote, ocean habitats of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, which is located 19 miles east of Sapelo Island off Georgia’s coast. The local Chapter in Savannah supports programs for community engagement, advocacy, education, and conservation, and engages everyone in protecting our ocean treasures. Tickets to the Soirée are available for $175, which includes an annual membership fee in the Gray’s Reef Ocean Protector Society ($150) and admission to the VIP Soiree ($25). VIP event-access is also available through Keystone Society membership.

Jody Patterson who leads the Gray’s Reef Foundation Chapter said, “Join us for the Gray’s Reef Society Soirée to celebrate the launch of this new visitor center in Savannah. We all recognize the importance of protecting marine life at Gray’s Reef, and this Ocean Discovery Center will engage us all in that work. The Soiree in intended to build our local membership and generate resources in support of the Chapter’s mission; to preserve and protect our pristine Sanctuary. We encourage the community to join us in this mission.” 

For more information, to purchase tickets, become a member of the foundation or make a donation please visit www.graysreeffoundation.org and follow the foundation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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For media inquiries and interviews, please contact Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-429-3950, Allie Robinson at allie@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-547-3100 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).

GEORGIA TECH TO HOST VIRTUAL LEARNERS & LEADERS SEMINAR ON K12 STEAM/STEM EDUCATION IN RURAL GEORGIA

SAVANNAH, GA – October 4, 2022 – Georgia Tech Savannah will host the next event in its Learners & Leaders series – Highlights of K12 STEAM/STEM Education in Rural Georgia – from 8-9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022. This free, virtual seminar will present an expert panel from rural parts of Georgia who will discuss what STEM/STEAM looks like for them and share some best practices. This includes sharing insights on the challenges and successes related to bringing STEM/STEAM into their schools and districts.

The lineup of expert panelists includes:

  • Chris Anderson – Principal, Liberty County Schools
  • Katie Chastain – Workforce Development Consultant
  • Samantha Keyfauver – Instructional Coach, Evans County Schools
  • Alana Simmons – Project Director, GEAR Up Dougherty

“This is all about celebrating STEM/STEAM in every corner of Georgia. These individuals and the communities they serve face unique regional challenges that have resulted in showcase worthy approaches to high quality STEM/STEAM education,” said Tim Cone, Georgia Tech CEISMC Program Director. “As a statewide organization, we are fortunate to work with them to bring their insight to others in Georgia looking to implement similar programming through this panel discussion.”

Georgia Tech-Savannah’s Learners & Leaders Breakfast Series provides established and emerging leaders the opportunity to gain knowledge on current, relevant, and interesting topics relevant to the business community.

For more information or to register for the free program on Oct. 20, visit https://STEMED.eventbrite.com. 

 

ABOUT GEORGIA TECH-SAVANNAH:

Georgia Tech-Savannah provides educational experiences for learners of all ages. Our multitude of learning platforms are tailored to meet the needs of a diverse population, from working professionals pursuing career development and those seeking specific certifications to children eager to explore and discover. Georgia Tech-Savannah’s professional education, training and military programs encourages participants to challenge themselves and meet goals by sharpening existing skills and picking up valuable new ones. We’re proud to bring cutting-edge technology, applied research capabilities and innovation to the Coastal Empire, where our campus also serves as a home for various Georgia Tech affiliates, institutes and centers. To learn more, visit us at pe.gatech.edu/savannah.

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GRAY’S REEF NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY FOUNDATION CELEBRATES NEW OCEAN DISCOVERY CENTER WITH VIP SOIREE IN SAVANNAH – OCTOBER 15

SAVANNAH, GA – OCTOBER 4, 2022 – Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation is hosting the “Save Spectacular Celebration” which includes an elegant soirée for members from 4-6pm on Saturday October 15, at the SCAD Pei Ling Chan Gallery in Savannah. This exclusive Soiree invites new and existing members to celebrate the 50th anniversary for national marine sanctuaries and new Gray’s Reef Ocean Discovery Center dedication taking place that day. The Gray’s Reef Ocean Discovery Center is located at 340 Martin Luther King Jr, Blvd in Savannah and is anticipated to open to the public in early 2023. It will offer free programs, activities, and opportunities for residents and visitors to get involved with Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and the local chapter of the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

The Gray’s Reef Society Soiree will offer attendees exclusive access to SCAD’s elegant Pei Ling Chan Gallery and Garden for the Arts, live music from the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, tasty cocktails, divine hors d’oeuvres by The Dive Savannah, ocean-inspired arts on display, and special guests in attendance. All proceeds will support the work of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, a local non-profit partner for NOAA’s Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and its chief advocate.

The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation provides connections to the remote, ocean habitats of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, which is located 19 miles east of Sapelo Island off Georgia’s coast. The local Chapter in Savannah supports programs for community engagement, advocacy, education, and conservation, and engages everyone in protecting our ocean treasures. Tickets to the Soirée are available for $175, which includes an annual membership fee in the Gray’s Reef Ocean Protector Society ($150) and admission to the VIP Soiree ($25). VIP event-access is also available through Keystone Society membership.

Jody Patterson who leads the Gray’s Reef Foundation Chapter said, “Join us for the Gray’s Reef Society Soirée to celebrate the launch of this new visitor center in Savannah. We all recognize the importance of protecting marine life at Gray’s Reef, and this Ocean Discovery Center will engage us all in that work. The Soiree in intended to build our local membership and generate resources in support of the Chapter’s mission; to preserve and protect our pristine Sanctuary. We encourage the community to join us in this mission.” 

For more information, to purchase tickets, become a member of the foundation or make a donation please visit www.graysreeffoundation.org and follow the foundation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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For media inquiries and interviews, please contact Lesley Francis at lesley@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-429-3950, Allie Robinson at allie@lesleyfrancispr.com or 912-547-3100 or the team at 912-417-LFPR (5377).