Sea, Sand and Human Hands: The Changing Face of the Outer Banks
Ocracoke campus: Wednesday, April 17 at 10:30 a.m.
Join NCCAT faculty and staff for a presentation and
discussion about how the sea and shifting sands impact the lives of
Outer Banks residents. What challenges have recent northeasters and
hurricanes, such as Irene in 2011 and Sandy in 2012, had on the Outer
Banks transportation system, economy, and environment? What lessons can
we learn from past events and how residents adapted to this constantly
changing region of North Carolina?
Exploring the Kindergarten of the Fisheries
Ocracoke campus: Wednesday, April 17 at 1 p.m.
Join NCCAT faculty and staff as we take a look at salt
marshes on the NCCAT shoreline. We’ll consider how these marshes play a
vital role in sustaining a viable fishing industry. These fragile yet
productive marshes and near-shore estuarine waters are critical fish and
shellfish habitat—also known as the “kindergarten of the fisheries.”
What are the key factors, human and natural, that contribute
to this marine ecosystem? Learn more about our state’s marine fisheries
and how they contribute to the economy, culture, environment and fun of
Lou Ann spends much of the summer on Ocracoke, and makes frequent visits throughout the year. She enjoys making short videos as she goes "out and about" around the island and elsewhere. She posts her videos on her blog. You can watch them here: