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SEWE ‌ Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Schedule of events and suggestions for enjoying the expo

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Wednesday, Feb. 15

Featured Artists Reception
(Badge Required)

Head to the Mills House for wine and hors d'oeuvres in honor of SEWE's 2006 Featured Artist, Heiner Hertling, known for his authentic landscapes.

Thursday, Feb. 16

1-5 p.m.
Preview Afternoon
(Badge Required)

Circulate through the artwork and pre-purchase before the non-badge carriers get a look.

7 p.m.
Preview Night Gala and Sale
(Appropriate Badge Required)

Black tie or die. Head to Charleston Place to eat, mingle, and mix it up while discussing wildlife issues such as the best way to skin a deer.

Friday, Feb. 17

10 a.m. -
All Exhibits Open

6 p.m.

10:30 a.m.
Retriever Demonstrations

Members of the Palmetto Retrievers Club, as well as the Boykin Club, will be on hand with trainers and dogs performing numerous tricks in Marion Square.

10:30 a.m.
Okefenokee Joe
(Charleston Museum)

"Earth Day, Every Day" is what Joe will be presenting in his fun show involving live snakes and his credo on how to live closer to the earth. (see pg. 29)

11 a.m.
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Animal Show
(Gaillard Auditorium)

12 p.m.
Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog team
(Marion Square)

12:30 p.m. International Center for Birds of Prey (Marion Square)

They'll be sharing facts about birds of prey while flying some species around the park. (See pg. 29)

1:30 p.m.
Okefenokee Joe
(Charleston Museum)

He's back in the afternoon for more stories and songs.

3 p.m.
Presentation by Jack Hanna
(Gaillard Auditorium)

The sultan of all creatures great and small chats about wildlife and presents video footage of his latest exploits overseas tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda (see pg. 28).

3 p.m.
Retriever Demonstrations
(Marion Square)

3:30 p.m.
Okefenokee Joe
(Charleston Museum)

4 p.m.
Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog Team
(Marion Square)


Trainer John Casey presents some high-flyin', Frisbee-fetchin' pups in this free demonstration (see pg. 28)

6 p.m.
Ducks Unlimited Lowcountry Oyster Roast
(Charleston Visitor Center Bus Shed)

Food, music, and more. Mingle with fellow animal lovers after a long day enjoying the shows.

7 p.m.
Lecture: "Passion for Nature: The 17th -19th Century Scientific Art of Natural History"
(Simons Center for the Arts)

Renowned speaker J. Gilbert Johnston will lecture about the history of nature illustrations, from the beginnings with artist Mark Catesby to their ultimate fruition in the works of John James Audubon.

Saturday, Feb. 18

9-10 a.m.
Early Bird Hour
(Badge Required, Charleston Place, The Mills House, Hibernian Society Hall)

10 a.m. -
All Exhibits Open

6 p.m.

10:30 a.m.
Retriever Demonstrations
(Marion Square)

The pups are back for day two to sport a variety of tricks and turns.

10:30 a.m.
Okefenokee Joe
(Charleston Museum)

11 a.m.
Presentation by Jack Hanna
(Gaillard Auditorium)

12 p.m.
Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog Team
(Marion Square)

12:30 p.m.
International Center for Birds of Prey
(Marion Square)

1:30 p.m.
Okefenokee Joe
(Charleston Museum)

2:30 p.m.
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Animal Show
(Gaillard Auditorium)

3 p.m.
Retriever Demonstrations
(Marion Square)

3 p.m.
Lecture: Lion P.R.I.D.E. Initiative

The lecture promises to be full of visuals and a compelling discussion of the pressures on lion habitats throughout the world.

3:30 p.m.
Okefenokee Joe
(Charleston Museum)

4 p.m.
Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog Team
(Marion Square)

7 p.m.
Lowcountry Safari Club Dinner and Auction
(separate ticket required)

Take a chance to win a Jarret Custom rifle along with North American hunts and international fishing hunts.

7 p.m.
SEWE Soiré
(Separate ticket required, must be over 21)

Live up the entire SEWE weekend with live music and dancing and all the wild game you can consume.

1
0 p.m.
Blue Dogs Concert
(Separate ticket required, Music Farm)

Support wildlife with a little bluegrass-pop, proceeds will be donated to the International Center for Birds of Prey.

Sunday, Feb. 19

10 a.m. -
All Exhibits Open
5 p.m.

10:30 a.m.
Retriever Demonstrations
(Marion Square)

11 a.m.
Okefenokee Joe
(Charleston Museum)

11:30 a.m.
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Animal Show
(Gaillard Auditorium)

12 p.m.
Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog Team
(Marion Square)

12:30 p.m.
International Center for Birds of Prey
(Marion Square)

1:30 p.m.
Okefenokee Joe
(Charleston Museum)

2:30 p.m.
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Animal Show
(Gaillard Auditorium)

3 p.m.
Retriever Demonstrations
(Marion Square)

3:30 p.m.
Okefenokee Joe
(Charleston Museum)

4 p.m.
Purina Dog Chow Incredible Dog Team
(Marion Square)

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