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Watershed Education Coordinator
(919) 966-9802
Center for Public Engagement with Science


Grant Parkins is the watershed education coordinator in the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Center for Public Engagement with Science (CPES). In this role, he engages community-based organizations, environmental science professionals, and middle and high school students and teachers in water-related educational activities. He also co-leads the North Carolina Watershed Stewardship Network (insert web link, assuming the site is maintained otherwise please don’t), which seeks to empower more effective stewardship in North Carolina by collecting and sharing information on watershed groups and by reporting conditions in local watersheds. Prior to joining the Institute for the Environment, Grant served as the Manager of School Programs for the North Carolina Botanical Garden and as a Science Educator for UNC’s DESTINY Travelling Science Learning program.


M.S., Marine Science, North Carolina State University, 2005
B.S., Biology, Bowling Green State University, 2001