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In 2000, Elizabeth City State University began its Marine Environmental Science program. Enrollment for the program was four students. In 2004, nineteen students were in the program. Green discusses the program and areas of student participation, including salt marsh restoration and surveys of coastal vegetation.
With programs like Research Educator Exchange Forum (REEF) and Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence SouthEast (COSEE SE), ocean and water scientists in North Carolina are reaching out to more schools and audiences to provide marine science education.
Lundie Spence is the organizer of a cooperative learning environment in Puerto Rico between North Carolina teachers and Puerto Rican teachers. She is described as being a loving and caring person who just has a way with interacting with people.
Eight teachers from North Carolina went on a trip to Puerto Rico to meet eight Puerto Rican teachers and explore Puerto Rico’s marine environments. From this, the North Carolina teachers gained knowledge they intend to integrate into their classrooms.
When eight North Carolina teachers went to Puerto Rico to study the ecosystems with eight Puerto Rican teachers, they never knew they would make some important cultural connections as well. Some of the teachers are now finding ways to incorporate the Puerto Rican culture into their classrooms.
The Marine Science Academy in Wilmington offers a variety of unique experiences that are beneficial to any high schooler interested in majoring in marine science. The courses are rigorous and some students have had to transfer over several counties to attend, but to them it is worth it.