Shape of the Coast Set for February

February 2, 2015 |

The 2015 Shape of the Coast is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. This event is part of the University of North Carolina School of Law’s Festival of Legal Learning. The coastal session is co-sponsored by the N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center; North Carolina Sea Grant; and the UNC-CH School of Law.

Contact: Lisa Schiavinato, 919-515-1895,

SciREN Coast 2015 Networking Event: Pine Knoll Shores Feb. 12

January 30, 2015 | Katie Mosher

The SciREN Coast 2015 networking event on Feb. 12 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will be an evening of relaxed conversations among educators and researchers. Researchers will provide educators with K-12 classroom-ready lesson plans based on their current work.

Justin Ridge, SciREN, 252-726-6841 ext. 154,
Ethan Theuerkauf, SciREN, 252-726-6841,
Katie Mosher, NC Sea Grant, 919-515-9069,

NC Blue Heron Bowl: Chapel Hill Feb. 7

January 30, 2015 | Katie Mosher

The 2015 Blue Heron Bowl will take place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Feb. 7. Twelve North Carolina schools participating in the quiz bowl are from Alamance, Camden, Dare, Durham, New Hanover, Orange and Wake counties.

Janelle Fleming, Blue Heron Bowl, 252-726-6323,
Katie Mosher, NC Sea Grant, 919-515-9069,

2015 NC Coastal Policy Fellows Named

January 28, 2015 |

Carter Smith and Jamie Heath are the 2015 N.C. Coastal Policy Fellows. The fellowship, supported by North Carolina Sea Grant and the N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center, is designed to foster research on a policy issue within the state’s 20 coastal counties during an academic semester.

Contact: E-Ching Lee, 919-515-9098,

Oyster Summit Set for March 10 to 11

January 23, 2015 | Rhett Register

Register now for the North Carolina Oyster Summit, titled Promoting a Healthy Coastal Environment and Economy, on March 10 and 11 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. Hosted by the Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership, the North Carolina Coastal Federation and North Carolina Sea Grant, the summit is open to anyone working with or interested in oysters.

Contact: Rhett Register, 919-515-1092,