2016 Global Youth Service Day and NC Science Festival Events

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Global Youth Service Day, Earth Day & Environmental Education Week!

Students attending our Environmental Symposium heard from Dr. Jamie DeWitt (ECU Pharmacology & Toxicology), Dr. Eban Bean (ECU Engineering, Institute for Coastal Science & Policy), Dr. Mike O’Driscoll (ECU Geological Sciences) and Mark Vander Borgh (NCDENR Algal Ecologist) along with a video message from ocean conservationist Wendy Benchley. Teachers participated in a special session with Shawn Moore (Center for STEM Education) and Holly Denham (Project Wet).

 

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Celebration

Our Neuse River Guardians Environmental Symposium is a Global Youth Service Day, Disney Friends for Change, Earth Day, and National Environmental Education Week celebration! Special thanks to our symposium presenters, partners and sponsors!

Hungry Helpers!

After hours spent kayaking, cleaning trash from the river, learning to fish, assembling monofilament recycling containers,and having fun in the rain and cold, SHEETZ provided a cook-out for all volunteers!

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Monofilament Recycling Containers

We discussed marine debris awareness and prevention and assembled 350 fishing line recycling containers with the help of 25 middle school students at our Earth Day event!

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Learning to Fish

Fishing Instruction – catch & release

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River Clean up

Our Earth Day event included kayak instruction and a 10 mile river clean up!

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Celebrating Earth Day

Love A Sea Turtle held an Earth Day event on Saturday, April 19. Although it was cold and rainy, we had FUN! The Turtle Team  led 25 middle school and ECU students in a river clean up, fishing and kayak instruction, and Stow It Don’t Throw It assembly of 350 monofilament recycling containers!

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Earth Day

We’re celebrating Earth Day with a group of middle school students by kayaking, fishing, trail biking, nature hiking, cleaning the river, and assembling monofilament recycling containers.

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Earth Day

The Turtle Team will be celebrating Earth Day with a river clean up!

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