The 2021 Outer Banks Field Site

We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of eleven students who will participate in the 2021 semester at the Outer Banks Field Site, hosted by the Coastal Studies Institute.

The students will study how natural and social sciences inform policy while they spend the fall semester on the Outer and Inner Banks of North Carolina. We will explore the Inner and Outer Banks through field trips and classroom studies, addressing concepts in coastal law and policy, ecosystem scale ecology, and human dimensions of ecology. The students will intern with local organizations and complete a group research project, called the Capstone. The students are also fortunate to interact with the local community, which is facilitated by our Community Advisory Board.

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