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Our Story

Enduring Curiosity was founded by filmmaker Grey Gowder as a way to create immersive education and outreach opportunities for local students in his community through his films and the work of other filmmakers.


Grey approaches education and community resilience through an interdisciplinary lens blending intersectional environmentalism with the nuances of history and culture to engage local partners and promote equity and regenerative communities. By promoting curiosity and learning at a young age with creating opportunities for life-long learning and stakeholder engagement for the wider community, Grey hopes to help empower the next generation of community leaders, scientists, teachers, storytellers, and citizens to build the world they dream of living in. 

Enduring Curiosity is a small educational non-profit with bold ambitions. While our team and capacity may be currently limited in scale, we do not intend on that being our status quo for long.

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If a child is to keep alive his sense of wonder...he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

Rachel Carson from The Sense of Wonder

Big Ideas

Empowering and spreading big ideas through outreach and education to inspire the next generation of leaders and problem solvers. 


Embracing the power of storytelling to inspire positive change by connecting storytellers and experts with relevant audiences and partners.


Using immersive education to create intimate and engaging connections between students and complex issues.


Curating and inspiring conversations on climate change, climate justice, equity, education, systems thinking, regenerative design, and more.

Meet The Team


Andy Gowder

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Andy counsels and advocates for clients in the areas of real estate and land use, eminent domain and inverse condemnation, local and state government, corporate formation and governance for-profit and nonprofit organizations, business transactions, the environment, natural resources, land conservation, and historic preservation.


Grey Gowder

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Grey Gowder is a documentary filmmaker, non-profit founder, Young Ocean Leader, writer, CityCrafter, and sustainability champion based in Charleston, South Carolina. Grey is also the founder of Sustainable Ocean Alliance - Charleston.


Zach Bjur

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Zach Bjur is a Wildlife Biologist and Science Educator specializing in marine biology and ecology. Zach is also a founder member of the Sustainable Ocean Alliance's Charleston hub.

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