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 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

  • NC Renewable Energy Challenge to Take Place at the Coastal Studies Institute on April 6, 2019

    The Coastal Studies Institute (CSI), in partnership with KidWind, Jennette’s Pier and Appalachian State University, is gearing up to host the North Carolina Renewable Energy Challenge—a team engineering challenge and qualifying event for the national KidWind competition. The event will take place on April 6, 2019, at the Coastal Studies Institute on the East Carolina …Read More

  • CSI and Regional Partners to Host “Star Party” at Jennette’s Pier on February 5, 2019

    A Time for Science, North Carolina Land of Water (NCLOW), ECU Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) have partnered to host a Star Party for the general public on February 5th from 6-9 p.m. at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. The event will feature interactive planetarium showings led by astronomer Brian Baker …Read More