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  • Staff Spotlight: Jeff Lewis, Horticultural Specialist

    Here at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold facility flanked on three sides by expansive estuarine shoreline and maritime habitat, sustainability plays a fundamental role in all operations. This commitment to sustainability is evidenced across CSI’s five research areas, educational programs, building design and construction features, and …Read More

  • Coastal Studies Institute to Host “Science on the Sound” Lecture About Holes on the Beach on May 24, 2018

    The Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) is hosting a lecture on various beach critters and the stories their holes tell as part of its “Science on the Sound” lecture series. This series, held monthly, highlights information on coastal topics and issues in northeast North Carolina. This month, the program will feature Terri Kirby Hathaway, Marine Education Specialist with …Read More

  • First Flight High School Students Receive Award in National STEM Competition

    A team of local First Flight High School (FFHS) students, mentored by educators at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), recently competed in the 2017-2018 Toshiba/National Science Teachers Association’s (NSTA) ExploraVision national STEM competition. In this competition, students imagine and create an idea for a technology that will be developed 20 years in the future to …Read More

  • Coastal Studies Institute to Host “Science on the Sound” Lecture on Sustainable Gardening on April 26, 2018

    The Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) is hosting a lecture on sustainable gardening as part of its monthly “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series highlights research on coastal topics and issues in northeast North Carolina and features researchers, scientists, engineers, and educators from the CSI and other partner institutions. This month’s program will feature Jeff Lewis, …Read More

  • CSI Installs Experimental Oyster Sill to Study Shoreline Stabilization

    Scientists at the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), are preparing to construct and study a multiple oyster reef breakwater system. This shore protection design is a type of grey-green living shoreline, meaning that non-living, or “grey,” materials are used to encourage the development of living, or “green”, system. Once …Read More

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