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A classroom on the Core Sound

January 18, 2022

More than a dozen Tar Heels spent last semester on the coast taking classes and conducting real-world research on a new issue impacting the barrier islands of the Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Helping a coastal town monitor water quality

November 6, 2019

A doctoral student’s innovative design project is helping the North Carolina town of Beaufort keep a check on water quality issues in creeks and streams using inexpensive monitoring stations. The health of North Carolina’s coastal watersheds are essential for industries like tourism and fishing.

Tar Heels in the Field: Cassidy Harding

July 22, 2019

Working with the Environmental Defense Fund this summer, Cassidy Harding is realizing her high school dream of becoming an environmental scientist.