Monthly Archives: November 2019

More fun times in the OBX!

It’s a chilly November, but things are heating up here at the Outer Banks field site! We’ve shifted gears to focus on finals for our classes and start our products (the paper and podcast) for our Capstone project. We’re also … Continue reading

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Field trips, finals, and lots of fish!

We’ve been been busy as ever out here on the Outer Banks as the semester winds down! Measurements have been taken, interviews conducted, and we are ready to tackle finals and finally see our Capstone project grow into a product … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Internship at the Nags Head Planning Department

My internship this semester has been with the Planning Department in Nags Head. My mentor, Holly White, has made the experience so hands-on, and I have felt like an actual employee every time I go in. Here is where I … Continue reading

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Bailey’s internship with Manteo’s Town Planner!

This semester I got to see what a town planner does! My mentor was Melissa Dickerson, a super woman who keeps Manteo running. My first week with Melissa was right after Hurricane Dorian. I went with her to a county … Continue reading

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Picturing the News – CriShaun’s Internship with the OBX Voice

For my internship through the OBX Field Site I’ve been working alongside the OBX voice as a photographer. The OBX Voice is a local news outlet that works to inform the people of the NC coast of everything going on … Continue reading

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Rachel’s semester doing independent research on disaster preparedness

This past semester I have been working with Dr.Kimberly Rogers to develop an independent research project studying how the use of social media has changed the landscape of disaster preparedness on Roanoke Island. My main research question is: How has … Continue reading

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Planning the Coast – Emily’s Internship with Kill Devil Hills

Hello, blog! My name is Emily Galvin, and my internship this semester was with the Planning Department of the Town of Kill Devil Hills. The office oversees a number of the workings of Kill Devil Hills, from participating in public … Continue reading

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Statistics, Services and Success

How do we assign values to the environment and its services? Can we assign value to ecosystems? What factors influence people’s decisions to pay a certain amount for nature?  These were all questions I had at the end of August … Continue reading

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Hayley’s semester with The North Carolina Coastal Federation!

Hello, I’m Hayley and for the past few months I’ve been interning with the North Carolina Coastal Federation. I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside the staff of the Coastal Federation, but worked more closely with my mentor Leslie Vegas. … Continue reading

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Avery’s Semester with Dare County Soil & Water

Hi! I’m Avery and this semester I interned with Dare County’s Soil and Water Conservation District. The District does a lot of important work for Dare County, including providing community assistance programs for low-impact development and agriculture, determining best practices … Continue reading

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