WANCHESE — Those curious about what goes on inside the East Carolina University Outer Banks Campus, which houses ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs, or ECU ICP, and the Coastal Studies Institute, or CSI, can visit the facility from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, during the 2019 open house.
CSI is a multi-institutional research partnership led by ECU, with North Carolina State University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Wilmington and Elizabeth City State University. CSI focuses on integrated coastal research and education programming centered on responding to the needs, issues and topics of concern of the residents of eastern North Carolina.
During the open house, visitors can learn about research initiatives from faculty and staff, tour the campus, grounds and facilities, learn about ongoing research and education programs and engage in family-friendly activities.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to interact with faculty and staff from hosts ECU and CSI, which focuses on a range of coastal topics from nearshore coastal estuaries to the offshore waters along the continental shelf, as well as meet partners from North Carolina Sea Grant, NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research.
The ECU Outer Banks Campus is at 850 N.C. 345 , about a mile from where U.S. 64 and N.C. 345 intersect.