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Telling the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership Story
The United States Congress designated the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system an "estuary of national significance" in 1987. That same year, the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine Study (APES) was among the first of 28 National Estuary Programs established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through amendments to the Clean Water Act. To help commemorate our 30th Anniversary, we are highlighting the history of APNEP by featuring our partners-past and present-throughout 2017.
Leadership and Organizational Development Specialist &
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service at North Carolina State University
Strategic Planning for the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Program 2004
published February 9, 2017
Senior Associate Director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Institute for the Environment at UNC-Chapel Hill
APNEP Service: Policy Board Member 2005-2012, Chair 2010-2012
Published January 19, 2017
Professor Emeritus of Marine Affairs and Policy in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University
APNEP Service 1986-1994:
Published January 12, 2017
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A fresh take on the region's salty affairs
By: Alexandria G. Hounshell, Graduate Student, Institute of Marine Sciences,
2017 marks the 5th anniversary of the Scientific Research and Education Network (SciREN) in coastal North Carolina. SciREN is an annual networking event that brings local eastern North Carolina researchers and educators together to bring real world science into the classroom. SciREN was originally started by two University of North Carolina (UNC) Institute of Marine Sciences graduate students Justin Ridge and Ethan Theuerkauf. Both Justin and Ethan had parents who were educators, and were acutely aware of the challenges of bringing exciting, hands-on science into the classroom.
Who: All Eastern North Carolina Educators
What: 5th Annual SciREN Coast Networking Event
When: February 16, 2017 from 5:45 – 8 pm
Where: Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium
Why: Bring coastal science into the classroom!
Scientists participating in SciREN Networking events generate classroom ready lesson plans about their research that incorporate current national and state education standards. Prior to the networking event, scientists participate in a Lesson Plan workshop where they learn how to develop a lesson plan and talk with a panel of educators who provide feedback on lesson plan ideas. This results in top-notch lesson plans that can be adapted to any classroom.
Scientists interacting with educators to incorporate their research into classroom ready lesson plans. Nearly 30 scientists participated in the 2017 SciREN Lesson Plan workshop. Lesson plans ranged in topics from drone research to sea level rise and much, much more. Image courtesy of UNC-IMS.