Our education reaches into homes, schoolyards, businesses, and the halls of government by providing hands-on, tangible learning experiences for people of all ages and walks of life. We educate current and future decision-makers to be informed and effective stewards in protecting and restoring coastal resources.

Our student engagement programs align with formal public education standards adopted by the N.C. Department of Public Instruction and serve as opportunities for enriched learning both in the classroom and outdoors.

We educate thousands of adults and their families each year through volunteer opportunities with our advocacy and restoration projects, and with field trips and community outings to help celebrate our coast. We also have active social media sites that keep people informed about coastal issues and happenings.

We target professionals that work to manage and develop our coast with technical workshops and conferences that offer opportunities to obtain new knowledge and skills, solve problems, as well as obtain continuing education hours for engineers, landscape architects, surveyors, land use planners, and other development professionals.

Our education resources and focus areas include:

Living Classrooms


  • Three 21-foot Jones Brothers Bateaus
  • The 39-foot Cambridge built Sound Lady

School Partnerships