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Salt Marsh STEAM

The North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR will host an opportunity for teachers to learn how to get their students’ creative juices flowing while learning valuable STEM skills in the salt marsh! Renowned batik artist, Mary Edna Fraser, will kick off the week with a presentation demonstrating how her art has been used for communicating science! Kevin Kurtz, children’s book author of A Day in the Salt Marsh, joins nature photographer, Karen Beshears, visual arts teacher, Marie Nichols, and educators and researchers from SC Sea Grant Consortium, North Inlet-Winyah Bay NERR, and ACE Basin NERR for a workshop designed to capture the science of the salt marsh through art and literature. For more information and to register, please download the flyer. Questions? Contact Beth Thomas beth@belle.baruch.sc.edu.

The North Inlet-Winyah Bay Site Profile is Finished!

We are pleased to announce the availability of the North Inlet- Winyah Bay NERR Site Profile. In addition to describing the NI-WB National Estuarine Research Reserve’s  genesis, rationale and mission, this document describes the geographic, cultural, and environmental setting of the Program. The Site Profile includes more than 200 pages of text  and about 100 graphs and tables that show results of long-term monitoring of climate, hydrology, water chemistry, habitats, and biota in both North Inlet and Winyah Bay. In addition, summaries of hundreds of local published research studies and a list of more than 700 references are included in the 417 page document.  Other sections include a synthesis comparing the two estuaries, a statement of research needs and priorities, and a discussion about linking science to management. Appendices include a complete list of Baruch Institute and NI-WB NERR archived and web-published databases and taxonomic lists of major plant and animal groups.

The Site Profile provides readers with resources and insights gained in more than 40 years of studies in the North inlet estuary. Our goal was to provide researchers, students, coastal decision makers and educators with materials that will be useful in planning new projects and utilizing scientific information to guide the future of the coast.


PART 1: Introduction
PART 2: Ecological and Biological Setting
PART 3: Summary, Synthesis and Relevance to Coastal Managment






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