Beachcombing is full of surprises — such as this bowling ball I found one day.
As North Carolina Sea Grant’s marine education specialist, I cover many subjects with different audiences. Here is a partial list of what I do:
- Assist classroom teachers — pre-K through high school; public, private, home; community college; and colleges and universities — with content information, activities, field trip ideas;
- Work with educators at informal science education facilities, such as the N.C. Aquariums and the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, with programs and teacher professional development offerings;
- Facilitate the “Methods of Teaching Environmental Education” course for educators who are working on their Environmental Education Certification through the N.C. Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs;
- Answer questions and identify beach finds and other things for coastal visitors from many locales, as well as for people who live at the beach; and
- Ship sand, shells and other beachcombing finds to classroom teachers across the state and around the country.
My blog posts will deal with various themes, from arenology (the study of sand) to zooplankton (tiny, microscopic animals) and many other topics in between! You can anticipate everything from science (biology, geology, physics), to literature (beach reads and reference books), to philosophy (how many oceans are there). Also, three times a year, I write Scotch Bonnet, a marine education newsletter.
I’m looking forward to sharing thoughts and information with you in Coastwatch Currents. You can reach me at email@example.com or 252-475-5486 if you have any questions or thoughts you want to share.