The Hidden Beauty of Sand at Coastal Discovery Museum

sandscupltureThe Coastal Discovery Museum will host Tom Anderson for this program on March 27 at 3 p.m. Join us as we explore the beauty and the complexity of sand. Examine actual samples of red, yellow, pink, black, green and even purple sand from the lecturer’s private collection; explore the microscopic beauty of individual grains; inspect round, egg shaped, and star shaped sand grains to discover clues to their origin; watch sand dunes march along the beach and across vast deserts; observe individual sand grains bouncing in the wind; learn about the structure of various sand dunes; listen to recordings of “singing” and “barking sand”; meet some of the many ocean and land animals that make their home in the sand; and browse through an eclectic gallery of sand sculptures. You will never look at sand the same way again.

Captain Tom Anderson spent his childhood in a coastal city adjacent to a large seaport, where he became fascinated with the maritime environment at an early age. As a small boy, he devoted many hours to observing ships come and go, wondering about their destination, cargo, and adventures. Those boyhood reveries stimulated his imagination and solidified his fascination with the maritime world. After completing his education, he joined the U. S. Navy as a medical officer, and practiced Emergency Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, and Undersea Medicine for most of his adult life.

The museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Dr. Cost of the program is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223, or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org calendar of events.