Course Detail: CSISUSTAINABLE - CSI Program - Sustainable Coastal Communities - (student field trip)


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.


This program investigates promoting economic growth on the Outer Banks while preserving our fragile environment while considering the needs of the citizens and the ecosystems. Students will learn about local ecosystems through hands-on experiences, and will design a community based on the needs of both the citizens and the ecosystem by using large maps and templates. This program can be taught at a middle or high school level.

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