Instructor: John McCord

John McCord
Biography: Bio
John McCord joined the UNC Coastal Studies Institute in October of 2005. Prior to this role, John served as the Education Manager at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.

EducationUniversity of North Carolina at Wilmington B.A. Natural Resource Recreation Management
Focus: Biological Sciences

Current Projects
John is responsible for communicating the research and activities of the UNC Coastal Studies Institute to an assortment of audiences including local government officials, university faculty, teachers, K-12 students and the general public. John fulfills this mission through a variety of education and outreach methods including workshops, publications, press coverage, multi-media and web based learning.

John is interested in partnership opportunities that will increase the reach of the UNC Coastal Studies institute. He is currently developing relationships with a variety of organizations around northeastern and coastal North Carolina that will help expand the influence of UNC-CSI while providing resource sharing opportunities for coastal marine education.

Classes by this instructor


Have you ever wondered why some organisms live where they do? Or are you curious about what purpose some species serve? If you answered "YES!" to either of these questions, Coastal Marine Biology and Ecology camp is for you.
July 12-16, 2021, Coastal Studies Institute
July 26-30, 2021, Coastal Studies Institute
What drives currents and waves off our coast? What's happening on the seafloor and in the water column? Why do shorelines transform? Why are so many shipwrecks off our coast? Find all the answers when you participate in Oceanography & Marine Science Technology Camp!
July 19-23, 2021, Coastal Studies Institute
August 2-6, 2021, Coastal Studies Institute