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Silhouette of a child fishing.

Aug 5, 2020

To Bond with Nature, Kids Need Solitary Activities Outdoors

A new study found solitary activities like hunting, fishing or exploring outside are key to building strong bonds between children and nature. 

Dean Watzin Message

Aug 5, 2020

Faculty Continue Course Quality Achievements

Edwin Lindsay, Assistant Professor in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, has earned a certification from Quality Matters. 

belltower at night

Aug 5, 2020

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Supports Six Promising Projects

This year's Chancellor's Innovation Fund winners are working toward safer treatments for human and animal health, novel manufacturing methods for toilet paper, lightweight car frames and synthetic fuel. 

North American river otter

Aug 3, 2020

Study Finds Diseases In NC Otter Population Associated With Pets

A new study co-authored by Chris DePerno in Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, detects evidence of otter diseases that may be spread by pets. 

work table and garden plots in a large fenced-in area

Jul 23, 2020

A Research Roadmap for Bringing Nature to Schools

Green schoolyards could be a huge boost for kids. These researchers want to prove it. 

Longleaf pines in the Croatan National Forest, North Carolina

Jul 22, 2020

Celebrating Latino Conservation Week: Spotlight on Melinda Martinez

Ph.D. student Melinda Martinez, former recipient of North Carolina Sea Grant, talks about Latino Conservation Week. 

row of barrels

Jul 21, 2020

Brewing success story: With $6M funding, Next Century Spirits preps for post-pandemic world

Joel Pawlak, Associate Professor of Forest Biomaterials and co-founder of Next Century Spirits, along with his partners, is looking for larger production facilities for their company that uses technology to slash time to produce whiskeys, rum and other spirits. 

A sandy field of soybeans

Jun 29, 2020

Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

An interdisciplinary team of researchers, including Josh Gray, a researcher in the Center for Geospatial Analytics in the College of Natural Resources, is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key crops. 

Lauren Pharr, a master's student in the College of Natural Resources.

Jun 23, 2020

Lauren Pharr: Wildlife biologist, ornithologist, and science communicator

Forestry and Environmental Resources graduate research assistant Lauren Pharr shares her experience pursuing a career in Ornithology. 

couple hiking in state park

Jun 23, 2020

As N.C. parks re-open, officials tackle new challenges and precautions

North Carolina officials are tackling new challenges as parks reopen.