The 17-acre island at the mouth of the Newport River in Carteret County was donated earlier this year.
Duke Lab students dive into community, conservation work
During the eight-week DukeEngage program, undergrads at the Duke University Marine Lab invested time and creative energy in helping six Carteret County organizations.
Group funds education on shared NC, Virginia watersheds
A North Carolina nonprofit and another from Virginia have been awarded a combined $40,000 by the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership to help teachers educate students about the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine region.
Mural to mark UNC Institute of Marine Sciences’ 75 years
A call for artists’ proposals was announced earlier this month for the plan to increase visibility of the University of North Carolina’s Morehead City research facility.
Teens Go Online to Help Marine Life
Two teen siblings residing in Morehead City recently launched a website and YouTube channel they use to promote marine conservation and outreach.
Move On to Change Manteo School Mascots
A group of Manteo school alumni have submitted a petition with more than 12,000 signatures to the Dare County school board urging that its schools’ Native American mascots be retired.
Program Gets At-Home Students Connected
Students stuck at home without high-speed internet to attend class online, and those with other, more basic needs are getting help and meals thanks to Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Rapid Response Grants.
Earth Day, Coastal Education Go Online
Environmental and educational groups are providing ways online to celebrate Earth Day 2020 Wednesday and learn about the coastal environment while maintaining social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Moms Bring Science to Beaufort Classroom
Mothers of students at a charter school in Beaufort are leading a program called Moms Do Science, which is aimed at boosting science literacy and breaking down stereotypes.
Outer Banks Campus Puts the ‘Sea’ in CSI
With its new affiliation, growing faculty and new programming, the Coastal Studies Institute in Wanchese is advancing long-term plans for becoming a world-class marine science facility.
Academy Brings Marine Science to Students
During the Brad Sneeden Marine Science Academy last week, rising seventh through ninth graders joined in dissections, took behind-the-scenes tours and engaged in hands-on research while visiting the many Carteret County marine science institutions.
Water Quality Researchers Highlight Studies
How did Florence’s flooding affect water quality? Researchers discussed their ongoing work on this and other questions during the recent Water Resources Research Institute conference in Raleigh.
Middle School Girls Gear up for GEST
Girls Exploring Science & Technology, or GEST, introduces sixth- through eighth-grade girls to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, activities.
STEM Project Helps Kids Understand Storm
A Duke University Marine Lab project helped young Boys and Girls Club members apply science, technology, engineering and math to better understand storm surge and their experiences during Hurricane Florence.