Feb. 29: Open House at the Coastal Studies Institute

By on February 1, 2020


February 29 from 1 – 4 p.m.  |  Coastal Studies Institute, ECU Outer Banks Campus, 850 NC-345, Wanchese

East Carolina University’s Integrated Coastal Programs (ECU ICP) and the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) are hosting an Open House from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on February 29, 2020, at the ECU Outer Banks Campus location in Wanchese, North Carolina.  The public is welcomed and encouraged to attend this free event.  Attendees will be able to tour the campus, grounds, and facilities, learn about current research and education programs, take part in family-friendly activities and interact with faculty and staff from ECU, CSI and partners including North Carolina Sea Grant, NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research.  The LEED gold-certified ECU Outer Banks Campus is located at 850 NC 345 Highway, approximately one mile from the highway 64 and NC 345 intersection.

Located on the ECU Outer Banks Campus, ECU’s Integrated Coastal Programs is a leader in coastal and marine research, education, and engagement.  The program uses an interdisciplinary approach and scientific advances to provide effective solutions to complex problems while helping coastal communities, ecosystems, and economies thrive.  ECU ICP includes the newly formed transdisciplinary Department of Coastal Studies, a Ph.D. program in Integrated Coastal Sciences, and the Coastal Studies Institute.

The Coastal Studies Institute is a multi-institutional research partnership led by East Carolina University, in association with NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, and Elizabeth City State University. CSI focuses on integrated coastal research and education programming centered on responding to the needs, issues, and topics of concern of the residents of eastern North Carolina.

ECU ICP and CSI research and education initiatives span a variety of coastal topics from nearshore coastal estuaries to the offshore waters along the continental shelf. Visitors to the 2020 Open House will learn about research initiatives first hand from faculty and staff stationed throughout the facility.

ECU ICP and CSI welcome the public to take part in a fun-filled, engaging and educational event.  Join us for the 2020 Open House on the ECU Outer Banks Campus at the Coastal Studies Institute from 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

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