The Morehead City Field Site operates out of the Institute of Marine Sciences, Carolina’s Marine Lab, and hosts around 15 students in-residence at the coast every Fall semester. The program is run jointly by IMS and the UNC Institute for the Environment. We offer undergraduates at UNC the opportunity to learn through discovery and hands-on experiences exploring the estuaries and barrier islands of the NC coast and participating in original research. Students will learn about ecology, the impacts of human development and storm water on coastal receiving waters, work on a Capstone research project for a client, and conduct independent research with faculty. A speaker series brings in internationally and nationally acclaimed scientists to discuss their research. There is also time to have lunch with the speaker and ask them questions in an informal setting. Students gain experience in research design, teamwork, and the presentation of scientific conclusions.
If you are thinking about participating and want to learn more, explore the site and reach out to Tony Rodriguez.