CE project egret

Fall Birding Cruises Take Flight

Our autumn birding cruises are in full swing this season at Hammocks Beach State Park. Fall marks the time of year when many coastal birds are migrating south for the winter. Aboard the cruise, local birding expert Jo Anne Powell teaches passengers about this migration and about the birds they see while meandering through estuaries…

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Haley watering plants

High School Students Lend a Helping Hand

This autumn several high school students are assisting with restoration and education projects along our central coast. The federation is privileged to have volunteers from Croatan High in Carteret County, Havelock High in Craven County, and the Timber Ridge Treatment Center in Gold Hill, NC. Together, we are protecting coastal lands and waters. On a…

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Cruise the Coast

Cruise the Coast

The federation hosted its inaugural “Cruise for the Coast” to celebrate National Estuaries Day on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Thanks to a beautiful day, we were able to fully appreciate the beauty of our coast and how our work helps to keep it that way. The event helped raise much-needed funds for our hands-on education…

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Education intern Daniel Salazar, leads a student session at Manteo Middle School using the stormwater model demonstration.

Back in the Classrooms

With the start of a new school year, the federation is back at work leading outreach lessons and activities in local classrooms. The federation has many longstanding partnerships in these school systems, sometimes working with the same teachers for five years or more. This means that even though the seats are now filled with a…

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