Teaching Living Shorelines

A new lesson plan on living shorelines and coastal erosion is now available for educators. The lesson allows students to explore how various shoreline stabilization methods influence coastal erosion and the surrounding habitat. Students rotate through four stations of the following shoreline models: Bare sand shoreline Hard structure protection method Living shoreline with planted marsh…

STUDENT-LED SYMPOSIUM

EXPERTS GATHER TO DISCUSS FUTURE OF NORTH CAROLINA’S WETLANDS AT STUDENT-LED SYMPOSIUM DURHAM, N.C. – More than 80 scientists, policy experts, students and conservation practitioners from around North Carolina gathered at Duke Gardens on Friday, March 4, to participate in Duke University’s first student-organized wetland symposium. – Read more  

Paying It Forward in Blueline Tilefish

Several commercial fishermen from the Outer Banks have been paying it forward this winter with donations of fish to a local food pantry. Buddy Coppersmith (F/V Emily Shay), Jimmy Taylor (F/V Windy Gale), and Dewey Hemilright (F/V Tar Baby), have been commercial fishermen for most of their lives. Recently, they’ve been working under a cooperative…

Teaching the Teachers

Our educators occasionally conduct professional development trainings for formal K-12 classroom teachers. Public school teacher training programs serve as opportunities for enriched learning and reinforcement of crucial lessons. The Coastal Federation’s educators are experts in teaching about watersheds and the importance of the estuary through hands-on techniques. Working jointly with the N.C. Center for the…