Sunday, April 14, 2013

NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching

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 our state!

1 comment:

  1. Debbie Leonard8:27 AM

    Sounds great! Wish I could come but I can' I'm sending my representative, my husband!