Nicholas School Blogs

Night at the Aquarium

The 5th Annual SciREN (Scientific Research and Education Network) Coast event occurred this week at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, allowing local researchers to share lesson plans with educators from across eastern North Carolina.


We are keepers of the biosphere, and our judgment day will assess how well we did.

Workshop to share experiences of support to small-scale fisheries

Sitting at the front of a beautiful ballroom in downtown Durham, N.C., fishermen and fisherwomen from around the world faced us, preparing […]

Community-based environmental management in action: Samish Indian Nation’s living shoreline

When I was applying to graduate programs, one of the things that drew me to the Nicholas School was the […]

Guest lecturer highlights ‘America’s dirty secret’

What makes a great guest lecturer? In past courses, guest lecturers meant an excuse to spend the entirety of the […]

CHP plant, spring revival?

What’s the update since the holiday season regarding the proposed Combined Heat and Power (CHP) natural gas plant? Before we […]

Who is Linda Behnken?

Linda Behnken says, “Small-scale fishermen are tremendously strong voices for sustainable fisheries. They’re people who care about having healthy oceans and productive fisheries to pass on to the next generation…And when people from rural communities lose access, they lose a way of life, they lose self esteem.”

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