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By: Marie English, APNEP Special Projects Associate
SciREN, the Scientific Research and Education Network, connects educators with research scientists to provide students with relevant learning experiences. APNEP attended SciREN’s first appearance in Raleigh this month at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences. Popularized on Twitter as #SciTri2014, the collaboration was organized by graduate students from UNC, Duke, and N.C. State and attracted over 100 STEM scientists and 300 teachers!
Hooking the region's best video clips
Take a look at the mariculture methods Jay Styron is using to grow oysters near Cedar Island, NC. Raising the oysters in cages that float on the water helps them grow to market size faster than oysters on the bottom. This method also avoids harvesting important shell bottom habitat which filters water and provides structure, shelter and forage area for many marine species.
News and information from the Albemarle-Pamlico region and beyond
Dpending plan directs millions to Hampton Roads
12/17/14 11:18 AMThe $1.1 trillion spending bill that just cleared Congress includes millions of dollars toward advanced aircraft, a cleaner Chesapeake Bay...
N.C. parks chief encourages New Year's Day hikes
12/17/14 11:15 AMThe director of North Carolina State Parks thinks people should take a hike on New Year's Day.
Bird's threatened status could mean beach project restrictions
12/16/14 1:40 PMA robin-sized shorebird that's one of the world's great travelers and stops in coastal North Carolina during its long-distance migrations has been declared a threatened species by federal regulators.
New report on sea level by Coastal Resources Commission Science Panel
12/16/14 1:39 PMThe N.C. Coastal Resources Commission's Science Panel met in New Bern Monday to continue work on an update of the panel's 2010 sea-level rise study report.
Senate passes defense bill that includes changes to seashores ORV plan
12/16/14 1:37 PMThe Cape Hatteras legislation instructs the Secretary of Interior to review and adjust wildlife protection buffers, keep them in place the shortest possible duration, designate vehicle and pedestrian corridors around resource closures, and confer with the state of North Carolina on certain buffers and protections
Scientists prepare to issue sea-level rise forecasts
12/15/14 9:50 AMNorth Carolina scientists mapping future sea-level rise will have their last public meeting Monday before the group issues its much-anticipated projections this month to prepare coastal residents for increased flooding and more violent storm surges.
High on the Hog
12/15/14 9:49 AMLA GRANGE – The squealing piglets were born in late January at the Quinn Sow Farm, inside a row of white and silver barns at the end of a dirt and gravel lane about an hour southeast of Raleigh. The barns stand in an open field near the town of Faison in Duplin County, No. 2 in the nation for hogs.
UNC coastal centersunder the microscope
12/15/14 9:49 AMMOREHEAD CITY -- Less than half a year after facing – but eventually avoiding – a 20 percent funding decrease in Gov. Pat McCory’s recommended 2014-15 budget, the North Carolina university system’s coastal marine science centers are again under the microscope.
Unattended boats cause problems in Ocracoke harbor
12/15/14 9:49 AMAnother unattended, anchored sail boat in Silver Lake Harbor has become unmoored and is getting close to being aground near Silver Lake and Sarah Ellen Drive following the latest wind storm Wednesday, Dec. 8, that had gusts up to 50 mph. This is the third unattended boat to get loose since a storm Nov. 1.
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