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Founded in 2003, the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is an inter-university marine science research and education institute located on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The K-12 programs offered at UNC CSI align with both NC Essential Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, the programs utilize the current research projects of UNC 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.

VISITING SCHOOL GROUP PROGRAMS

Founded in 2003, the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is an inter-university marine science research and education institute located on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The K-12 programs offered at UNC CSI align with both NC Essential Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, the programs utilize the current research projects of UNC 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.

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.

VISITING SCHOOL GROUP PROGRAMS

Founded in 2003, the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is an inter-university marine science research and education institute located on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. The K-12 programs offered at UNC CSI align with both NC Essential Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. In addition, the programs utilize the current research projects of UNC 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.

Students will learn about UNC CSI's mission to extract energy from ocean waves, currents and tides. Participants will view technology used in ocean research, participate in a series of activities to understand the process of harnessing power from the ocean and learn the basics of oceanographic processes. This program can be taught at a middle or high school level to address the standards listed below.

Standards: 5.P.2, 6.P.1.1, 6.E.1.1, 6.E.2.2, 7.P.2, 7.E.1, 8.P.2, 8.E.1, PSc.3.1, PSc.3.2, PSc.3.3, EEn.2.8, Phy.2.1, Phy.2.2, Phy.2.3

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.
In this program students will investigate the properties of water that challenge scientific divers as they descend into the depths. Students will interact with dive equipment that allows divers to survive underwater. Math will be used to figure out gas pressures, best gas mixes and consumption rates. Divers from scientific expeditions will share videos and photos from underwater work. Standards: 7.L.1, 8.E.1, EEn.2.7, Phy.1.2, Chm.2.1
Students will "uncover" the identity of a mock shipwreck at UNC CSI through measurements, data collection and archaeological techniques. They will discover the unique maritime history of this area of North Carolina and will learn measuring, math and drawing techniques to document what remains of the ship. Standards: 5.C.1, 5.g.1, 6.E.1, 8.H.1, 8.H.2, 8.E.1, 8.L.E
The NAS Part III Certificate aims to build a competent fieldworker through courses in a wide variety of theory and practical skills. The Part III syllabus is divided into eight different models providing a variety of topics and courses to suit all interests: (1) Research & Information Technology (2) Archaeological Science (3) Survey (4) Excavation (5) Recording (6) Conservation (7) Ancient Technology, and (8) Managing Archaeology.
The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) is an international organization dedicated to advancing education in nautical archaeology at all levels and to encouraging the participation of members of the public at all stages.
Interested in learning more about the world of underwater archaeology? Want to do more with your diving? Join us for a hands-on course in nautical archaeology taught by professional maritime archaeologists.
The NAS Part III Certificate aims to build a competent fieldworker through courses in a wide variety of theory and practical skills. The Part III syllabus is divided into eight different models providing a variety of topics and courses to suit all interests: (1) Research & Information Technology (2) Archaeological Science (3) Survey (4) Excavation (5) Recording (6) Conservation (7) Ancient Technology, and (8) Managing Archaeology.
This camp targets 8 to 13 years old who will explore the ecosystems of the Outer Banks through data collection and scientific experiments. This camp is an introduction to the type of scientific research taking place in northeastern North Carolina and campers will venture out into the local ecosystems to explore, investigate and play in the amazing aquatic systems we have in northeastern North Carolina through the use of kayaks, a pontoon boat, snorkeling and fishing. Camps begin at UNC CSI at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
Marine Science camp targets students 10 - 15 and explores concepts in Geology, Oceanography and Biology. Students will explore local systems and participate in their own research projects. Students will monitor population of fish and crabs through traps, nets and hook and line fishing. Campers will have lots of fun collecting data in the marsh, estuary or ocean, and will also have time in the lab testing and using multimedia to document their work. Camps begin at UNC CSI at 9 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.
Art and Science Camp will provide creative 10 - 15 year olds the unique experience of focusing on the wonder of our natural world, and using that to create art pieces through a variety of methods. Students 10 - 15 will explore ecosystems on the Outer Banks and will use these experiences to stimulate thinking about how art can be used to display science, and the beauty of the system seen through a scientist's eyes. Students will have an opportunity to paint, sculpt, draw and create.
Shipwrecks camp targets students 10 - 15 years old who are interested shipwrecks, the unique boats and history of the Outer Banks, navigation, knot tying, and exploring. This camp will focus on getting students outside onto our beaches and sounds to investigate all things nautical on the Outer Banks, which will include boat building, shipwrecks, and WWII battles. Students will learn techniques for finding, mapping and identifying shipwrecks. This camp will include some snorkeling and opportunities to explore in water environments.