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National Wildlife Refuges Topic of Next Talk

Becky Harrison

WANCHESE — What are the Alligator River and Pea Island national wildlife refuges?

Supervisory wildlife biologist for the two refuges, Becky Harrison, will highlight what to expect when visiting the 250 square miles making up the northeastern North Carolina refuges as well as as current research and programs offered during the next installment of the “Science on the Sound” lecture series.

Harrison’s presentation, “Exploring National Wildlife Refuges in Northeastern North Carolina,” is set for 6 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Coastal Studies Institute on the East Carolina University Outer Banks Campus at 850 N.C. 345 in Wanchese.

ECU Integrated Coastal Programs and the Coastal Studies Institute host the monthly series.

The Alligator River and Pea Island national wildlife refuges contain habitats varying from pocosin wetlands to sandy beaches and support a wide variety of native wildlife and plant species and offer many opportunities for research and education.

The presentation is free, and the public is welcomed and encouraged to attend. This program will be streamed live at and the online viewing audience will be able to ask the presenter questions via an online chat room.

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