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Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership - Pocosin Project

Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership

The Pocosin Project

The Pocosin Project is an education initiative highlighting the beauty, mystery, and importance of eastern North Carolina’s pocosins. These unique wetland systems derive their name from an Algonquian word meaning “swamp on a hill.” In recent years, APNEP has supported the protection and management of these ecosystems to improve water quality in the rivers and sounds downstream.

In April APNEP hosted a program, "A Peek at Pocosins", at the Walnut Creek Wetland Center in Raleigh for hands-on activities to learn all about the pocosin habitats, including stations where children made their own self-sustaining terrariums. The event was conducted as part of the NC Science Festival.

"A Peek at Pocosins" was presented at the Conservation Employees Training this year and provided educators from NC's Soil and Water Conservation Districts with teaching materials on pocosins. These materials are available online under APNEP's lesson plans

APNEP Lead: Marie English

CCMP action: D2.1

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