Environmental Sciences News

Oct 1, 2019

Matt Hill: NC DEQ Environmental Specialist in Air Quality

Why did you choose to work for NC Department of Environmental Quality? I wanted to work for NC DEQ because I wanted a job where I knew the work I was doing was making an impact on people’s lives. The […]

Jun 4, 2019

Skyler Price: Citizen Science Sparrow Swap Internship

Have you ever seen a small, dainty, blue-colored bird with a dark tan chest? If so, you have probably seen an Eastern Bluebird, one of the area’s most beautiful native bird species. While bluebirds are known for their distinctive cerulean […]

Mar 19, 2019

Let’s Talk Trash: The Ocean Edition

When you visit your favorite beach, what do you see? Maybe you see gorgeous shells decorating the sand and foot prints. Conversely, maybe you see discarded beverage cans, cigarette butts, and broken parts of styrofoam coolers. Ocean and beach trash […]

Feb 19, 2019

Announcing Doris Duke Scholars

We are proud of our chosen Doris Duke Conservation Scholars for 2019-2020! Aaron Durham, Environmental Sciences Mya Wilson, Environmental Sciences Shannon Dolan, Environmental Sciences Jared Lamb, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) is a […]

Jan 8, 2019

Natalie Daughtry: Wake County Cooperative Extension Intern

Wake County has agriculture? Though Wake County is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country, agriculture is still present in around Raleigh. Wake County’s diverse population and urban areas allow for unique agricultural endeavors along with more […]

Dec 11, 2018

Phoenix Spivey: Undergraduate Research Opportunity at Biosphere 2

“You can call me Frog,” my driver hoarsely yelled from the front seat as we drove further and further away from the Tucson International Airport. It was my first day in Arizona and my soon to be friend and I […]

Oct 23, 2018

New Faculty Profile: Dr. Jordan Kern

Jordan Kern joined NC State in August 2018 as a Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program cluster hire in Global Environmental Change. He obtained his bachelor’s degree (environmental science), master’s degree, and Ph.D. (environmental sciences and engineering) from the University of North […]

Sep 26, 2018

Dr. George Hess – Director of the Environmental Sciences Program.

We are excited to announce that Dr. George Hess is the new Director of the Environmental Sciences Program.  George is a Professor in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources and has been a faculty member since 1996.  He currently teaches Conservation […]

Jul 26, 2018

Hailey Shoptaugh: Education Intern at the Rachel Carson Reserve

Rachel Carson once wrote “The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place.” After spending ten weeks walking in her footsteps, I couldn’t agree more. My time as the education intern at the Rachel Carson Reserve was full […]

Jun 4, 2018

The Adventures of a Living Conservatory Intern

What are small, brightly colored, and loved all over? Butterflies! At my internship in the Living Conservatory at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, I was constantly surrounded by them. Here, in this mock tropical dry forest, I’ve been teaching […]