The North Carolina Science Festival features over 350 statewide events during the month of April. Moviegoers will want to mark their calendars for the festival’s “Science in the Movies: Twisters, Tremblors, Sharknadoes, and Other Natural Disasters” at 7 p.m. on April 18 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
North Carolina Sea Grant again will host the North Carolina Coastal Conference. The event will be held Nov. 19 and 20, 2019, at the Hotel Ballast in downtown Wilmington. Details online at ncseagrant.org.
Sea-level rise, sediment starvation and other environmental woes pose increasing threats to coastal wetlands worldwide. But a massive new Duke University study, with funding from North Carolina Sea Grant, could help stem these losses by giving scientists a broader understanding of which wetlands are most at risk, and why.
Four Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship finalists from North Carolina are serving a year in the federal, executive and legislative branches in Washington, D.C. Alicia M. Cheripka, Jill Hamilton, Chrissy Hayes and William Thaxton started their placements in February.
As the 2019 class begins their placements, North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications for the 2020 Knauss fellowship until 5 p.m. Feb. 22, 2019.
Hurricanes Florence and Michael brought combined damages of nearly $10 million to North Carolina’s shellfish aquaculture industry, with significant impacts to facilities, gear and crops.