Teachers “At the Water’s Edge” at the Rachel Carson Reserve
Teachers from across the state have gathered in Salter Path this July for the “At the Water’s Edge,” a week-long environmental education professional development institute. One of the week’s events is exploring the Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve in Beaufort.
Highlights of the week included Project WILD instruction and surf fishing led by Mike Campbell of the Wildlife Resources Commission, a suite of engaging coastal lessons presented by Terry Kirby Hathaway of N.C. Sea Grant, and an insider’s tour of the Rachel Carson Reserve led by reserve staff. Other excellent programs were hosted by the N.C. Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, the University of North Carolina, and Amy Sauls of Jones Senior High School.
Coastal Education Specialist Lori Davis (left) leads teachers on a tour of the Reserve