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Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Albert George, South Carolina Aquarium/Amazon Reforestation Project

January 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Albert GeorgeAlbert George, South Carolina Aquarium/Amazon Reforestation Project: “The Resilience Initiative for Coastal Education (RICE): A Discussion of Heritage in Harm’s Way and Gullah Geechee Communities That Will Be impacted by Climate Change and Sea Level Rise”

Blog post: Speaker focuses on sustainability of Gullah Geechee Corridor

Albert George has the honor of serving as the first Director of Conservation for the South Carolina Aquarium and is also the Co-Founder of the Amazon Reforestation Project. Prior to the Amazon Reforestation Project, he worked as the Director of Education for the Georgia Aquarium Inc. He has also held appointments as a Management Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and as a Research Associate for the Center for Marine Environmental Science and Biotechnology. Mr. George completed his B.S. in Marine Biology and Chemistry from Savannah State University and the P.R.E.P. program at Yale University concentrating in physiology cellular molecular genetics, and then completed a program of study from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government/MIT in addition to completing a Master’s of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also the founder of the Georgia Green Economy Summit and the Resilience Initiative for Coastal Education (RICE) which has worked to promote green economy growth and resilience strategic planning in the state of Georgia and the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

This event, part of the Natural Hazards Resilience Speaker Series, is being held in Hanes Art Center 218 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. If planning to attend, please RSVP to


To see all events, visit the 2020 Spring Speakers Series page.


January 30, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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UNC Department of City & Regional Planning
UNC Department of City & Regional Planning


Hanes Art Center, Room 218
121 E. Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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