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Virtual Blue Heron Bowl A Big Success

Virtual Blue Heron Bowl A Big Success

After almost a year of virtual events, it’s almost become second nature to stream events online and to use video-conferencing platforms for various meetings throughout the day. But when it comes to organizing a large, virtual, trivia-style competition for high school...

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An Update From the Blakeslee Lab

An Update From the Blakeslee Lab

Each species on earth fills an ecological niche. In other words, every single species has its own role and native range which allow it to contribute to the balance of the ecosystem in which it is found. But what happens when a particular species is found outside its...

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The CSI Virtual Tour Experience is Now Here!

The CSI Virtual Tour Experience is Now Here!

Over the past nine months, the Public Engagement and Outreach team at the Coastal Studies Institute has been working to bring the experiences of CSI to the virtual realm. In addition to the virtual content produced in 2020, such as the Kitchen Science, Summer Science...

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The Midpoint:  Moment, Memories, and More

The Midpoint: Moment, Memories, and More

Written by Lauren Colonair.Recently, my classmates and I have reached the midpoint of our semester at UNC’s Outer Banks Field Site. This year, due to COVID-19, the final half of the semester came earlier than we expected. It has been a strange experience with August...

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Coming Soon: CSI Virtual Tour!

Coming Soon: CSI Virtual Tour!

Written by Lauren Colonair. Over the past few months, the Public Engagement and Outreach team at the Coastal Studies Institute has been working to bring the experiences of CSI to the virtual realm. Before the era of social distancing, CSI provided many programs and...

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Tom Murphy, Education Champion and CSI Advocate

Tom Murphy, Education Champion and CSI Advocate

The faculty and staff of the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) were saddened by the recent announcement of the loss of a local icon and long-time supporter of CSI, Rev. A. Tom Murphy Jr.  Tom’s dedication to our community was evident in his 15-year ministry at Roanoke...

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Coastal Studies Institute and Jennette’s Pier Chosen as Test Site for Department of Energy Waves to Water Competition

Coastal Studies Institute and Jennette’s Pier Chosen as Test Site for Department of Energy Waves to Water Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy recently announced that the Coastal Studies Institute, in partnership with Jennette’s pier, was chosen for the final testing stage of their American Made Challenges Waves to Water...

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ECU Art Students Find “Connection”

ECU Art Students Find “Connection”

Due to a change in their international travel plans for spring break, students from the ECU School of Art and Design (SoAD) recently found themselves on the ECU Outer Banks Campus. Though one usually thinks of science-related content when they visit CSI, these...

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ECU, CSI Host Successful Blue Heron Bowl

ECU, CSI Host Successful Blue Heron Bowl

Most people come to the Outer Banks to relax and vacation, however that was not on the agenda for the 57 students and coaches that traveled to Roanoke Island for Blue Heron Bowl this past weekend. The Blue Heron Bowl, a regional event for the National Ocean Sciences...

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CSI, Jennette’s Pier Host 2020 OBX Science Fair

CSI, Jennette’s Pier Host 2020 OBX Science Fair

One of CSI’s Public Education and Outreach objectives is to get kids excited about science and to help them understand the scientific process. For the last three years, CSI and a variety of partners have done just that, and this year has only proven to be better. CSI,...

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Led by East Carolina University (ECU), The Coastal Studies Institute is a multi-institutional research and educational partnership of the UNC System including North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University.

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ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs (ECU ICP) is a leader in coastal and marine research, education, and engagement.   ECU ICP includes the Coastal Studies Institute, ECU’s Department of Coastal Studies, and ECU Diving and Water Safety.

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The ECU Outer Banks campus is home to the Coastal Studies Institute.
Located on Roanoke Island along the banks of the second largest estuary
in the United States, this coastal campus spans 213 acres of marshes, scrub wetlands, forested wetlands, and estuarine ecosystems.

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The faculty and staff at the Coastal Studies Institute come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, as well as departments and organizations including ECU Department of Biology, ECU Department of Coastal Studies, NC Sea Grant, the North Carolina Renewable Energy Program, and the UNC Institute for the Environment.

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Tour the ECU Outer Banks Campus and learn about the research, education, and engagement projects of CSI and ECU Integrated Coastal Programs through our 360 virtual tour.

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The Coastal Studies Institute
850 NC 345
Wanchese, NC 27981

252-475-5400

info@coastalstudiesinstitute.com

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