Our educators are bringing the science of the coast to life.
Whether it’s hands-on in a classroom, on an informational cruise, presenting to a community group or mentoring an intern, we are helping to develop knowledge of our coastal environment and an appreciation for the need to preserve these vital habitats.
Making Environmental Education Accessible
The Coastal Federation works to provide learning opportunities for a variety of populations, with the understanding that not everyone has the exact same privileges.
Teaching the Teachers
Our educators conduct professional development training for formal K-12 classroom teachers. Training programs serve as opportunities for enriched learning and reinforcement of crucial lessons.
Our internships are hands-on, fully immersive programs offering real-world experience and engaging participants in projects and activities critical to the success of our organization.
Our hands-on classroom programs are designed to support your school district’s science curriculum. Whether you’re studying coastal habitats, water quality, or wildlife, our presentations will enrich learning and inspire stewardship.
The Federation welcomes many high school students and college groups each year
They help us with our restoration, education, and other projects and we help them with community service credits, senior projects, and alternative spring breaks. The net result makes the coast a better place.
Alternative spring break groups often help plant marsh grass, participate in cleanups, bag oyster shells, or monitor restoration sites. Contact an educator to find out what’s open now.
This small community farm started by the Federation is dedicated to helping people learn how to grow food while protecting the coastal waters.
EarthWise, as it’s called, started with a seed — first planted in the imagination of an old man and then in the soil by his children.
The Coastal Federation’s small community farm that then sprouted is at the end of a dirt road, near Bogue Sound in Carteret County. People come down the road weekly to work the soil, hoe the weeds and collect the harvest, a wide variety of veggies and melons that everyone shares equally. Though the volunteers enjoy their buckets full of produce, the people will tell you there’s something more going on that brings them back to help.
To learn more, please contact Rachel Bisesi
Education Beyond the Schools
Each year, we host several workshops, summits, or training geared toward adults.
Many of these workshops focus on better educating the community about coastal resources and how to protect them. Some are geared toward community members, while others offer specific information and training useful to engineers, contractors, land surveyors, and other professions. Each summer, the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center hosts a speaker series, and in the past, Coastal Review has hosted a training session for journalists covering coastal issues.
The Coastal Classroom
You can inspire the next generation of coastal leaders.