IE scientists to present at 2017 AGU Fall Meeting

December 3, 2017

Several scientists from the UNC Institute for the Environment will be presenting at the 50th annual AGU Fall Meeting Dec. 11-15 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Fall Meeting is the largest worldwide conference in the geophysical sciences and attracts more … Continued

From the Blog: Measuring Eastern North Carolina’s Lakes

November 1, 2017

By Grant Parkins Grant Parkins is the Watershed Education Coordinator with the UNC Institute for the Environment. The UNC Environmental Resource Program (ERP) has teamed up with a UNC researcher on a NASA-funded project designed to better understand how the … Continued

In the News: Turbine Power!

October 25, 2017

The Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program, Energy Leap, and IE’s K-12 Science Education Manager Dana Haine were featured in a video and story on the BeAM: Be A Maker Web site. The Energy Literacy, Engagement and Action Program, Energy … Continued

Coastal retreat kicks off 2017-18 ExPLORE NC program

October 10, 2017

The 2017-2018 ExPLORE NC program kicked off July 17 with a four-day-long retreat in Morehead City, NC. ExPLORE NC, which stands for Experiencing Place-based Learning Outdoors in Rivers and Ecosystems of North Carolina, helps elementary school teachers develop creative and … Continued

IN THE NEWS: Solar kickoff at East Chapel Hill High

September 19, 2017

Under a sunny sky on the freshman hill at East Chapel Hill High, students gathered to celebrate the hard work and risk-taking by four of their fellow Wildcats. The Solar Kickoff on Wednesday, September 13 represented the official announcement of … Continued

Teachers examine the future of the electric grid

August 30, 2017

By Cinnamon Moore Twenty science teachers from across North Carolina gathered at UNC-Chapel Hill from June 20-22 to participate in a workshop that helped them learn about new energy technologies and the future of the U.S. electric grid. The teachers … Continued

Local HS students spend week immersed in energy science

August 15, 2017

Twenty high school students from Durham, Orange, Chatham, and Alamance counties recently spent a week conducting hands-on activities to examine society’s current use of energy and the technological solutions that will support a low-carbon future at the Energy Literacy, Engagement … Continued