Education and Outreach

wholeftthisshipsmThe UNC Coastal Studies Institute offers a variety of workshops, seminars, and lectures, as well as opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students to become involved in ongoing research. We are committed to providing high quality education and outreach opportunities for students and residents to interact, learn and engage.

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Latest Education News

Latest News
  • CSI to Host “Science on the Sound” Lecture on North Carolina Bats on February 20

    ECU Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) are hosting a lecture on North Carolina bats century 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 Marissa Liverman, Citizen Science and …Read More

  • Back Row: Dr. Andy Keeler, Connor Badgett, CriShaun Hardy, Avery Morea, Emma Calhoun, Emily Galvin, Anna-Gray Anderson, Dr. Linda D'Anna, and Peter Marcou. Front: Claire Bradley, Bailey Williams, Hayley Kaplan, Rachel O'Reilley, Sara Henshaw, and Dr. Lindsay Dubbs.

    UNC Students Spend Semester Researching Outer Banks Septic

    Twelve students from UNC Chapel Hill’s Institute for the Environment have spent the fall living and learning on the Outer Banks. During their semester at the Outer Banks Field Site (OBXFS) on ECU’s Outer Banks Campus, the students gained an understanding of the complex relationship between coastal policy, and the natural and social sciences that …Read More

  • CSI main campus as viewed from the Marine Operations Building.

    CSI to Host an on the Water Educational Program for Families on June 12

    The “We” in Wetlands: An on the Water Family Program The Coastal Studies Institute presents the first in a series of fun and educational outings for the whole family! Join CSI scientists and educators for an active, engaging, and occasionally messy science adventure on the Croatan Sound. This program will cover estuarine and food web basics …Read More

  • Research Experiences of a High School Intern: Squid Dissection

    By Julia Bachman, First Flight High School Intern The Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), is involved with coastal research and is committed to educating students in STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) through hands-on activities and real-world experiences both inside and outside the classroom. CSI collaborates with schools across the region to formulate science …Read More

  • Research Experiences of a High School Intern: NC Renewable Energy Challenge

    By Julia Bachman On April 6, 2019, from 9:00-2:00, the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), located on the ECU Outer Banks Campus in Wanchese, NC, is hosting the Fourth Annual North Carolina Renewable Energy Challenge. CSI has partnered with KidWind, Jennette’s Pier and Appalachian State University for the NC qualifying event before the national KidWind competition. …Read More