Untamed Lowcountry

Tony Mills to present at Oct. 13 Tuesday Talks at Port Royal Sound Foundation

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Earlier this year employees with Beaufort County Animal Shelter and Control met with naturalist Tony Mills, left, at The LowCountry Institute. Mills gave a presentation on local reptiles and other animals native to the Lowcountry that they may come across when checking their placed traps.
Earlier this year employees with Beaufort County Animal Shelter and Control met with naturalist Tony Mills, left, at The LowCountry Institute. Mills gave a presentation on local reptiles and other animals native to the Lowcountry that they may come across when checking their placed traps. Submitted photo

Tony Mills, Education Director at The LowCountry Institute, as well as host of the popular television program "Coastal Kingdom", will be the featured speaker at the October 13 Tuesday Talk hosted by the Port Royal Sound Foundation.

Mills will discuss biological diversity in the Lowcountry and present artifacts and live animals, including crabs, snakes and alligators. He will also show a couple of short clips from "Coastal Kingdom" and talk about how he and the Beaufort County Channel's Rob Lewis produce the show.

At the LowCountry Institute, Mills co-teaches the Master Naturalist program, produces educational programs for local schools and leads field trips and teacher workshops.  He writes a newspaper column on plants and animals of the Lowcountry and co-wrote the book "Lizards and Crocodilians of the Southeast" (UGA press June 2009).  Mills also has been an educational outreach program coordinator for the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. 

Mills also continues to conduct fieldwork with animals and plants of the Southeast. He also has traveled to the jungles of Mexico and Costa Rica to study snakes and lizards, as well as to the Florida Everglades to capture introduced pythons and endangered crocodiles.


IF YOU GO

WHO: Tony Mills, The LowCountry Institute Education Director, Television host

WHAT: Tuesday Talk lecture series

WHEN: October 13, 2015, 4-5:30 pm

WHERE: PRSF Maritime Center – Education Classroom, 310 Okatie Highway

COST: $8 for adults, $5 for college students with school ID, free to youths 17 and under

MORE DETAILS: Limited seating; reservations encouraged; call 843-645-7774 or visit http://www.PortRoyalSoundFoundation.org for more information

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