A third-grade teacher in Carteret County, Dana Edgren instills a respect for nature in her students while teaching them about science.
Abigail Poray, an algae expert at the Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City, turns her work into stunning pieces of jewelry.
Students from the N.C. School for the Deaf spent some time at the federation’s Hoop Pole Creek Preserve to learn about the coastal environment. Some of the kids had never been to the beach before.
An elementary school in Carteret County has something few grade schools can boast — a greenhouse. There, students learn valuable lessons about the natural world around them.
The heirs of the late Ted Miller donated a small farm to the N.C. Coastal Federation, which is trying to decide how to best use it to fulfill Miller’s desire that the land benefit future generations.
Interfaith Power & Light, a coalition of churches, believes that promoting energy conservation and renewable energy is good stewardship of the Earth’s resources.
The Swansboro resident left a stressful, corporate life to start a yoga and eco-tourism business and to work for the protection of the coastal environment.
Eastern Carolina Community Development, Inc., one of the federation’s Pelican Award winners, provides an excellent demonstration of how low impact development can be incorporated into affordable housing.
Rain Gardens Rule! The Onslow County School System gave us its annual Businesses Assisting Schools award this year for working with students to install them in local schools.
An old, polluted boatyard in New Bern is now home to a modern museum that may be the “greenest” building in North Carolina.
Why do some shells have holes in them? And why are trees on barrier islands so short? Kids who attend the federation’s summer day camps on Jones Island know.They also get wet and dirty.
Summertime cruises offer a delightful way to learn about the human and natural histories of the White Oak River.
A keen interest in kayaking brought Beth Moulton into the office one day almost 10 years ago, and her love for the coast has kept her coming back to help keep things moving smoothly around here.
A six-year legal wrangle over the fate of almost 300 acres of valuable waterfront property that could become part of Hammock Beach State Park is still no closer to being settled and may take several more months or even years to decide.
Instead of frosty cocktails and sunny beaches, these college kids chose oyster shells and rain gardens for their spring break.