The Duke Marine Lab and the Beaufort National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have partnered with Carteret County Schools to provide 400 middle school students with a year-round environmental education opportunity. A team of Duke Marine Lab faculty and students and K-12 educators will facilitate a three-project with Smyrna Middle School and Beaufort Middle School in Carteret County to explore water quality issues that have significant scientific, economic, and social importance to this commercial fishing community. The objective is to engage middle school students in a hands-on, long-term research project pertinent to their daily lives. The program will involve students in research excursions into the marine/coastal environment, support students' long-term, hands-on involvement in research, and enhance the growing and successful direct connection between middle school students in coastal communities and marine scientists. Students will share their research projects with their school and community, as well as other schools via the web.


Program dates: Year-round

Open to: Students at Smyrna Middle School and Beaufort Middle School

Format: Research excursions into the marine/coastal environment

Other info: Middle school students will be engaged in hands-on, long-term research that is pertinent to their daily lives

Celia Bonaventura, Ph.D.
Marine/Freshwater Biomedical Center
Duke University Marine Lab
135 Marine Lab Road
Beaufort, NC 28516
Phone: 252/504-7591
Fax: 252/504-7648

Duke University Marine Lab


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