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Natural Awakenings of the Coastal Carolinas

New Ways to Learn About the Coast

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is offering new ways to learn about the coast virtually. The
organization recently published two webpages, a Distance Learning Lab and #CoastalDistancing site, which allow users to continue to learn about and engage with coastal happenings.

“We are excited to share these new resources with teachers, families and students,” says Rachel Bisesi, one of the federation’s coastal educators. “I hope the sites provide fun opportunities to keep learning about our coast even while social distancing.”

The Distance Learning Lab is a collection of free educational resources that facilitates learning about the coast’s environment and what’s being done to protect and restore it by watching
videos or engaging in linked activities. Suggested learning guides offer grade-appropriate video suggestions and review questions.

The #CoastalDistancing series offers special resources people can use right now-at home, in the 
yard and on the computer. It also offers ways to admire nature from afar or visit it safely.  Enjoying nature is good for the  spirit; exercising releases endorphins, naturally improving our mood and outlook. Much of the federation’s mission is to save special coastal places for people, fish and wildlife in providing for clean coastal waters and habitats; advocating to protect the coast; and teaching and informing people about and how to protect the coast.

Offices located in Ocean, Wanchese and Wrightsville Beach. For more information, call 252-393-8185 or visit NCCoast.org.