Courses

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.



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Students will explore concepts of energy transfer through orbital waves by observing different wave characteristics in a 10-meter research wave tank. Students will use the data they have collected to solve mathematical equations that calculate the energy available, wave steepness, etc. This program allows to students to visualize concepts they are learning in science and math.Standards: PSc.3.1, PSc.3.2, Phy.2.1, Phy.2.2



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Students will learn about 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



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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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Students will "uncover" the identity of a mock shipwreck at 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



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There are a number of outreach programs available to high school classes including career fairs, legacy projects and ongoing research programs.



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This program highlights the technology used by CSI scientists and researchers to collect oceanographic and estuarine data. Students have the opportunity to construct an observational buoy or Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV).

Standards: PSc.1.2, Phy.1.2, HS.TT.1, Chm.2.1



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CSI offers a variety of outreach programs for middle school classes including AIG programs. Educators visit classes to conduct programming.



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CSI offers opportunities for teachers in a variety of topics and experiences.



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East Carolina University is pleased to provide a venue for K-12, community college,and college/university educators to explore the teaching of writing across institutional boundaries and develop practical instructional resources.




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