The Port Royal Sound Foundation Announces the Naming of the “Dr. Chris Marsh Educational Campus”

During a reception on March 29, 2022, the Port Royal Sound Foundation unveiled the newly named Dr. Chris Marsh Educational Campus.

Since before the Port Royal Sound Foundation opened its doors in 2014, Dr. Chris Marsh has played an integral role in supporting the Foundation’s work in both education and research. As a founding member, Dr. Marsh helped shape the Foundation’s mission and vision, as well as open the doors of the Maritime Center museum & aquarium. Since then, the Foundation has seen significant growth in reaching more people, expanding educational programming, and preserving the Sound. This growth would not have been possible without the support and passion of Dr. Marsh.

“Chris has been part of the PRSF family since the beginning, we are proud to honor him for all he has done for us and the Port Royal Sound community”

Executive Director, Jody Hayward

While working as the Executive Director for the Spring Island Trust, Dr. Marsh championed a strong partnership between the Trust and the Foundation. He offered significant guidance on the Foundation’s expanding research initiatives, including our Citizen Science Program and, most recently, the 2022 State of the Sound research symposium. After dedicating over two decades to education and outreach for the conservation of our local environment, the Foundation is proud to recognize all the work that Dr. Marsh has done for the good of the Sound and our community.

At A Glance


From creature feedings to nature hikes, we’ve got exciting events for the whole family to enjoy.


We are centrally located in Beaufort County, where S.C. 170 crosses the Chechessee River. Just take the right exit from either direction at the bridge.

Field Trips

Fun for all ages, field trips enhance students’ classroom curriculum and gives them a unique understanding of our coastal environment.


Truly the heart of our Foundation, volunteering is the perfect way to learn more about what makes the Sound so important to us.

Ways to Give

Help us make a more profound impact for generations to come, not only for the Sound but for our community too!

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