Monthly Archives: November 2016

What to Expect in the Unexpected

When I arrived in the Outer Banks in August I had no idea what to expect. I am from Swansboro, North Carolina, so living in a coastal town isn’t a foreign concept to me. However, Manteo was still a very … Continue reading

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The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education

My internship for the semester is with the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education and my mentor is the center director, Karen Clark. Not to start off this post bragging about how incredible of an experience my internship has been, … Continue reading

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Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District Internship

The Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District has been a great place to work for my internship this semester, despite not being sure who I am working for. The district is a county agency that is not even funded … Continue reading

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At first thought, local government is a boring, paperwork-filled nightmare highlighted by dull office phone ringtones and the incessant lull caused by a distant whirring copier. Working at the Town of Nags Head has proved the exact opposite to be … Continue reading

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One fish, two fish, no red fish, just blue fish

Well there are a lot more than two, but how many people would have guessed there were any blue catfish at all? Who even really thinks about what kind of catfish they’re dealing with when they find one in a … Continue reading

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Oysters and boat rides

On what was probably the last nice day of the year, we took a trip down the road into Wanchese and saw the Wanchese Seafood Company’s oyster aquaculture dock facility. Oyster aquaculture is basically just growing oysters to harvest in … Continue reading

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National Park Service Internship

The National Park Service is usually not the first thing that comes to mind when one hears the word “government.”  This is most likely because the NPS and its 413 “areas” (including 58 National Parks) represents a retreat from modern, … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Cartoons? More Like Saturday Morning Trash Pickup!

The Town of Manteo held a litter pick up day named after Rodney “Crow” Murray. Hundreds of people showed up to enjoy coffee and doughnuts before setting out in the crisp fall weather. People were divided into groups to cover … Continue reading

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To Preserve, To Prosper, To Pet Cats!

Do not worry I will totally explain the cat thing, but my internship for the OBXFS 2016 was with the Town of Manteo. Located conveniently down the street from the Elizabeth Friends II house, I was able to walk to my … Continue reading

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Into the (Nags Head) Woods

While “Into the Woods” is a creepy Disney movie about a witch, Nags Head Woods isn’t anything like that. There have been reports of a pack of coyotes stalking trail-goers. But that’s largely uncorroborated. My name is Julia Maron, I’m … Continue reading

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