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Upcoming Trainings

Past trainings have included Nature Based Solutions to Coastal Hazards, Adaptation Planning for Coastal Communities, Wilderness First Aid, Coastal Wetland Identification, Community Based Social Marketing, Building Risk Communication Skills, ommunicating Climate Change, and Introduction to Social Science Methods.

How to Design a Compelling Grant Proposal and Presentation

January 31, 2023
1 PM – 3 PM
Online Event


As you have probably discovered, the world of applying for grants is highly competitive. Funding agencies must make the tough decisions about what applications to accept and what applications to deny. Sometimes, an application is denied because the project is weak. Other times the project is worthy, but it isn’t communicated to the grant reviewers in an effective way. What critical items must be included for your proposal to be taken seriously? How do you design a project presentation that will wow the funding agency? What are some of the biggest ongoing frustrations of review teams? Using practical advice and insights gained from funding agencies and other experts, Cathy Angell will help you create a grant proposal and presentation that clearly communicates the story behind your project in an engaging and visually-pleasing way.

Understanding Marsh Change: Online Training & Field Session at Widgeon Point

March 7, 2023
1 PM – 4 PM
Online Self-Paced Materials and In-person Field Session
Widgeon Point Preserve
43 Okatie Highway
Okatie, SC 29909


This online (videos at your own pace) and field-based training (3 hours, in-person at Widgeon Point Preserve) teaches how to generally recognize different zones of the salt marsh, including the critical line, a necessary skill for anyone who makes decisions about purchasing or developing properties, marshfront management planning, or land use in coastal South Carolina, an area that benefits from functions and services provided by salt marsh ecosystems.

The ACE Basin Coastal Training Program is an approved provider of continuing education credits by AICP, ASFPM, and SCPEAC.

Don't see what you're looking for? Contact the Coastal Training Program coordinator, Abigail Locatis Prochaska, at ProchaskaA@dnr.sc.gov.