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A Summer of Education (and alliteration!)

By: Marie English, APNEP
June 15, 2015

Rhana Paris of the N.C. Aquarium at Roanoke Island offers educational programming in Bath, NC

Rhana Paris of the N.C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island offers educational programming in Bath, NC (2011)

Work from APNEP’s Education and Engagement workgroup is heating up this summer! This group has met occasionally since last December to discuss mutual environmental education objectives and address estuarine environmental education needs.

Through competitive grants, APNEP has funded six projects that will enhance education in our region and support APNEP’s mission. These projects will make coastal education more accessible to high school students, environmental educators, Spanish speakers and more. Follow us on social media to hear more as these projects develop!

Seeds of Inspiration with Mano al Hermano (North Carolina Coastal Federation)
A partnership between the North Carolina Coastal Federation and Mano al Hermano led to this eight week literacy program for K-5 students. This project offers students from Mano Al Hermano the opportunity to learn about healthy ecosystems and human relationships with the environment. The project will provide students with books about the coast and hands-on activities will encourage them to be future coastal stewards. The program will culminate with a field trip to Jockey’s Ridge State Park, where participants will assist in planting marsh grasses at a restored marsh.

Sea Wolves (The Science House)
The Sea Wolves is a 4H Club for teens interested in marine science fields. This communication project will allow the Sea Wolves to develop STEM programs and events that will “tell the story” of North Carolina’s coastal marine science and research. Participants will extend their knowledge and interest to the community by producing short videos that will align with North Carolina’s science standards.

Sound Choices in EE Conference (Environmental Educators of North Carolina)
APNEP will sponsor the 2015 EENC Conference, which will be held at a soundfront location in Columbia, N.C. APNEP’s sponsorship will support several field excursions for educators, giving them tools and firsthand perspective to teach their students about the sounds. Registration is open now!

Secrets of the Swamp Trek (NC Museum of Natural Sciences)
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences will offer a two day, one night field-based workshop for educators in the swamps of the Roanoke River basin by guiding participants on a paddle trip to camping platforms. This trip will help educators make a connection with these habitats, spurring increased understanding and appreciation of their importance for both educators and the students they reach. Participants will then attend the EENC Conference, where the “We are the River” production will be shown. The film showcases the natural and cultural history of the Roanoke River through the eyes of locals in an immersive video experience.

Species recovery: “We are Nature Heroes” (North Carolina Aquarium-Roanoke Island)
“We Are Nature Heroes” is an hour long, interactive look at endangered species in coastal North Carolina. The program will be brought to 30 libraries within the APNEP region to discuss how alligators and ospreys were removed from endangered species list and how we are still challenged by the issues facing sea turtles. A large component of the presentation discusses the habitats of these animals: the waters and watershed of the Albemarle-Pamlico Sounds.

Cistern and Wildflower Meadow (North Carolina Aquarium-Roanoke Island)
This project uses the aquarium’s existing rainwater harvesting system for irrigation of the North Carolina Wildflower Meadow. The current rainwater harvesting system, four 2,500 gallon cisterns, was completed in 2005 with APNEP funding and provides water throughout the aquarium. With this project, cistern water will be extended to the N.C. Wildflower Meadow. This 2,100 sq. ft. demonstration garden was created to encourage the use of native plants and sustainable landscaping methods, which support healthy coastal ecosystems and wildlife populations.

APNEP’s Education and Engagement workgroup is open to all interested in participating. To get involved, visit the Education and Engagement workgroup website and sign up for the listserv. 

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