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UNC Students To Present Shorelines Projects

Two groups of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill students will present their Capstone Project research findings this month.

“A Shore thing? An Environmental Assessment of Living Shorelines,” the 2017 Capstone presentation by the students based at the UNC Morehead City Field Site,  will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, in the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences Seminar room 222, 3431 Arendell St., Morehead City.

The students of the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Outer Banks Field Site will present their Capstone research findings at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in room 262 at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute, 850 U.S. 345 in Wanchese. The presentation, “Estuarine Shoreline Stabilization: Public Perceptions and Greenhouse Gas Implications,” is open to the public and will last about 75 minutes, including time for questions.

The Capstone Project is a semester-long, team effort focused on real world marine science issue or problem. It is designed to engage students with hands-on experiences in the field and laboratory. This semester, both groups of students chose to work on aspects of livings shorelines.

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