The Sturgeon City Student Science Series provides a summer science institute for 100 eighth graders, a school year Saturday program (Science Explorers) for 90 seventh and eighth graders, and an opportunity to clean up Wilson Bay. Currently, plans are underway to convert an old Jacksonville wastewater treatment plant into an environmental education center and site to reintroduce sturgeon and other shellfish to the Wilson Bay to restore water quality. Students assist in planting and monitoring oysters, collect water samples, analyze data, and work in groups to develop research proposals dealing with water quality. Field trips to various Marine Biology Laboratories such as Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, NCSU, and UNC-Wilmington provides students with the experience of seeing how their work parallels with academic research centers.


Format: Summer Institute and Fellows Program

Area Served: Jacksonville, NC and surrounding areas

Program dates: Summer months 2002

Open to: 8th grade graduates

Requirements: See above

Glenn Hargett
Community Affairs Director
City of Jacksonville
P.O. Box 128
Jacksonville, NC 28451
Phone: (910) 938-5220
Fax: (910) 455-6761



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