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A New Year and a New EducationSpecialist

Please join the North Inlet – Winyah Bay NERR in welcoming Melissa Heintz to our team as Education Specialist. Melissa will work with Beth Thomas and other NERR staff to enhance education programs for school children, teachers and other public audiences as well as with Michelle LaRocco to provide educational experiences for local decision-makers. Melissa graduated from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington with an M.S. in marine biology in May 2013 and earned a B.S. in marine biology at Saint Francis University, PA. For the past two years she has worked as an education outreach assistant with the City of Wilmington’s Stormwater Services. Melissa is passionate about sharing the results of research with different audiences. She has an office at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center and can be reached at 843-904-9017; Melissa.Heintz@belle.baruch.sc.edu. We look forward to introducing her to everyone in the coming months.



Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference

Please join researchers, staff from local, state, and federal agencies, and other practitioners, to share information about climate-related tools, resources, experiences, and activities in the Carolinas on April 28-29, 2014 in Charlotte, N.C. This will be a very interactive conference geared towards networking and exchange among stakeholders and decision makers throughout the region. The registration website is now available.Please visit the Carolinas Climate Resilience Conference site for more information.



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