Programs for all ages
The Coastal Studies Institute encourages lifelong learning. Our family programs are made for all ages and cover a variety of topics including coastal landscaping and gardening, art and science, beachcombing, and estuarine exploration. CSI’s programs are often in coordination with ECU’s Lifelong Learning Program.
One example of our offerings is “We in Wetlands“. Families join CSI scientists and educators for an active, engaging, and occasionally messy science adventure on the Croatan Sound. The program covers estuarine and food web basics while exploring the ecological relationships that surround us. Families will team up to pull seine nets, identify organisms and objects, reenact a food web, and have a great time learning together in this interactive, fun program. This is a hands-on, boat-based educational program in the Croatan Sound designed for family members age 6 and up to participate in together.
The Coastal Studies Institute also offers a variety of summer camps each year for children 9-15 years of age.
At this time we are unable to host in-person programs. To adapt to changing guidelines due to COVID-19, we have published a series of videos called “Kitchen Science” on our Youtube Channel. Each of these one-minute videos covers a different topic and provides explanation and direction for a fun, at-home science experiment using items you are likely to already have!