Public Education Programs

Public Programming

Community Programs and Speakers

CSI provides public programming for organizational groups and the general public on a variety of subjects related to the current research, activities and projects of the institute.  If you are interested in having a program or presentation for your group or club, please contact John McCord, Director of Engagement and Communications at

Public Lectures at the Coastal Studies InstituteUNC CSI Public Lecture

CSI hosts a public lecture series entitled, “Science on the Sound”.  This series, held monthly, highlights research on coastal topics and issues in northeast North Carolina and features researchers, scientists, engineers and educators form the Coastal Studies Institute and other partner institutions.  Each of these programs are broadcast live here, in addition to on the CSI Ustream page located HERE.  After the broadcast, the programs can be found on our YouTube Channel.  A playlist of past Science on the Sound lectures can be found HERE.

Summer Adult and Family Programming

The Coastal Studies Institute is currently developing summer programming for adults and families, please contact John McCord, Associate Director of Public Education and Engagement at 252-475-5450 or at for more details.