Course Detail: CSIESTUARIES - Coastal Studies Institute Program - Exploring Estuaries

Through this hands-on experience students will explore a local estuarine system through data collection of water and plankton sampling, seining, soil cores or wetland mapping. Students will get out in the field to collect data in the estuary (weather depending) to gain a better understanding of the complex systems that make up the Albemarle and Pamlico system.

Standards: 5.L.2, 6.L.1, 6.L.2, 7.L.1, 8.E.1, 8.L.3,Bio.2.1, Bio.2.2, EEn.2.2.


Founded in 2003, the Coastal Studies Institute (CSI) is an inter-university marine science research and education institute located on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The K-12 programs offered at CSI align with both NC Essential Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, the programs utilize the current research projects of CSI faculty and scientists to provide students with a unique, engaging experience that will make scientific concepts relevant. Programs include field based programs and laboratory investigations.

The Coastal Studies Institute welcomes groups of up to 60 students at a time. Please contact us in advance if larger group arrangements are needed. Programs will last 1.5 hours in length. Students will learn and work in the same environment where scientists are conducting research on important issues to North Carolina

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