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Lunchtime Discovery: The Pine Island Story

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary building with sunset over water photo History, Heritage and Living Laboratory for Coastal North Carolina

Both the biologically diverse communities and human habitations of North Carolina’s Outer Banks must deal cope with a place in flux, one where the only constant is change. Ephemeral landscapes and ephemeral settlements abound here. So what does climate change and sea level rise mean in such a landscape? What interventions make sense? How do humans and wildlife adapt and thrive? At the Pine Island Audubon Sanctuary in the far Northern Outer Banks, through research, education and community collaborations, they are working answer these questions. By preserving wild landscapes as well as the oldest standing Duck Club in Currituck County, Audubon safeguards the heritage of a community where the skies were historically blackened by waterfowl while simultaneously setting a course for a resilient future.


Robbie Fearn, Director, Donal C. O’Brien, Jr. Sanctuary and Audubon Center in Corolla, NC

The Lunchtime Discovery Series features educators, scientists, and other professionals working in a wide range of environmental fields. Lunchtime Discovery lectures are presented by the Department of Environmental Quality’s Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs in collaboration with the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.

Can’t attend in person? You can watch live or “tweet” along with us (@NorthCarolinaEE) on Twitter:   #LunchTimeDiscovery

We now have a mailing list for the Lunchtime Discovery Series! If you are interested in subscribing to receive emails about upcoming lectures, you can click the above link to sign up.

Lectures provide Criteria III credit or CEU’s for the N.C. Environmental Education Certification Program.



November 13, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


SECU Daily Planet Theater

Nature Research Center
121 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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Chris Smith