Monthly Archives: November 2018

Ready, Aim, Fire!

As every university student knows, the week before a much anticipated holiday break tests one’s will and fortitude like nary another temptation can, and this pre-Thanksgiving week was no exception. Papers, quizzes, homework, and day dreams of homemade sweet potato … Continue reading

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I may not be a local, but I work in local government!

This semester I had the privilege of interning with the town of Nags Head. My mentor Holly White is the principal planner –and an angel–of the town. There’s not much that in the scope of planning that Holly’s job does … Continue reading

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News Flash! A Multi-Media Internship

A bit about me As a senior Environmental Studies major with a concentration in Environmental Behavior and Decision Making at UNC Chapel Hill, I committed to the Outer Banks Field Site with a hope for experiences where I could explore … Continue reading

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T<3M – Interning with the Town of Manteo

My internship for the the fall 2018 OBXFS semester has been with the wonderful Town of Manteo.  Centrally located in downtown Manteo, a pleasant 5-minute bike ride from our Manteo home, interning with the Town of Manteo has been one … Continue reading

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An Internship with a Porpoise

This semester I have had the pleasure of working at the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research, a 501 c(3) non-profit focus on the study of bottlenose dolphin in the northern Outer Banks through non-invasive photo identification. This research is … Continue reading

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Soil and Water

I’m Autumn and I’ve been interning with Ann Daisey, the Community Conservationist for Dare County, at the Dare County Soil and Water Conservation District. I’ve mainly been tasked with revamping the Dare County Soil and Water website. Ann needed some … Continue reading

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Corolla, critters, and kiddos!

I had the absolute pleasure of interning with the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education this semester. Located right next to the Currituck Banks Lighthouse in Corolla, this place has everything: a pond filled with neat invertebrates to examine, a … Continue reading

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Let’s talk trash (and recycling)

Fall greetings from the coast! OBXFS ’18 student Emma Szczesiul is sharing a post about her internship for the semester.  Do you like to talk trash? And recycling? Do you like to see the inner workings of local government in … Continue reading

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Intern at the Coastal Fed! Do it!

This semester I had the honor of working for the North Carolina Coastal Federation, a member-funded 501(c)3 organization with offices in Newport, Wrightsville Beach, and Wanchese, North Carolina. I spent most of my Mondays and Wednesday at their beautiful Northeast … Continue reading

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What Didn’t I Do: A Look into Environmental Consulting

The first time I met my mentor for this semester, it was during an APPLES Fall Break trip in the Fall of 2017. My APPLES group was helping them with a marsh restoration project along the waters surrounding the idyllic … Continue reading

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