Students – join us on a study abroad to Curacao and Puerto Rico this May! We will investigate the interface of natural and human systems and their impact on sustainability of Caribbean islands. More info at: bit.ly/ECUCarib2020
Join us for the grand opening of the ECU Water Resources Center!
When: 2:00PM on Thursday, Jan. 30
Where: Graham Building, Room 201
Light refreshments to be provided. All ECU students, faculty, and staff are welcome!
If you would like to learn more about the Water Resources Center, please join our open group in Microsoft Teams (join code: shvq08r) or check out our website at https://ecuwater.org/.
We are working to provide programs, equipment, personnel, and other resources to support your water-related research and education needs at ECU! Please feel free to reach out to us if you are interested in water!
A set of workshops will be held at ECU and NCSU to define a research strategy for supporting sustainable animal agriculture in North Carolina. The first workshop will be held at ECU on January 8! More details and registration information for the workshop can be found here: https://ecuwater.wixsite.com/workshop
The workshops and a pilot field project are support through a UNC Inter-institutional planning grant (UNC IPG) led by Dr. Guy Iverson at ECU. Contact Dr. Iverson for more details on the project or Dr. Moysey for details on the workshops.
After a long period of renovation, the offices of the WRC are now open in suite 201 of the Graham Building. Grab your cup and come over for a coffee anytime!
Congratulations to Lori Farley (MS Geology student advised by Dr. Mike O’Driscoll) for wining a scholarship at the 2019 Georgia Environmental Conference held at Jekyll Island, GA for her work on green infrastructure projects. Lori is the first student from North Carolina to win a GEC scholarship!
The conference allows current and future professionals to exchange knowledge and share ideas about environmental issues in Georgia, the Southeast region, and beyond. By providing students the opportunity to present their research in the Student Scholarship Poster Competition, the GEC connects students with a range of environmental professionals: state, local, and federal government, industry, public health, water resources, consultants, academia, nonprofits, and more. Find out more about GEC at https://georgiaenet.com/.
Lori presented her work on green infrastructure projects, such as the Town Creek Restoration Project in Greenville, NC. Green infrastructure can facilitate the improvement of urban streams and be leveraged for a range of active learning opportunities focused on the ECU campus stream as an outdoor field laboratory. In addition, a green stormwater infrastructure tour is being developed to enhance educational opportunities on the array of efforts to reduce stormwater quality and quantity effects on nutrient-sensitive coastal streams.