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 North Carolina Sea Grant. Hathaway’s presentation, entitled “The Hole Story of the Beach,” will explore holes found throughout the beach, the organisms who make them, and the purposes they serve. The program will be held at 6:00PM on Thursday, May 24 at the Coastal Studies Institute located at 850 NC 345 in Wanchese, NC. The presentation is free and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend.
Have you ever wondered what makes the peculiar perforations in the sand, seashells, and other beach treasures? During this program, Mrs. Kirby Hathaway will reveal the origins of different holes found in common beach items by asking the question, “whose hole is this, how did they make it, and what purpose does it serve?” Explore the multitude of holes in and along the seashore and have your questions about them answered in this fun and engaging program.
A passionate beachcomber herself, Terri has been a marine educator on the Outer Banks for 35 years. She has been in her current role, Marine Education Specialist at North Carolina Sea Grant, for 15 years. Additionally, Hathaway is active in numerous professional organizations from the local to national level and is a co-author of “North Carolina’s Amazing Coast,” an illustrated book featuring habitats, flora, and fauna of the state’s coastal areas. Her previous Science on the Sound lecture, entitled “Beachcombing Biology: The stories your beach finds tell,” can be found on the CSI youtube page.
This program will be streamed live at http://coastalstudiesinstitute.org/outreach/live-streaming and on the CSI Facebook page. The online viewing audience will be able to ask the presenter questions via an online chat room.