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Man vs. Wild: Managing Mother Nature on the Beautiful Outer Banks

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Travel to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for an in-depth look at the most current environmental issues affecting our coast. Take a field trip along the beaches and debate the issue of beach renourishment with leading scientists and policy analysts. Study the cutting-edge technology used to track the giant leatherback sea turtle with the world-renowned sea turtle researcher who was the first to employ it successfully. Meet a live sea turtle during a presentation from the NC Aquarium. Visit the Newport Weather Station and learn about the newest technological advances in weather prediction and hurricane tracking with meteorologists from the National Weather Service. Examine hot topics such as wetlands restoration, water quality and the introduction of foreign species to our national fisheries with top scientists and coastal advocates. Includes field trip to North River Farms wetlands restoration project, one of the largest restoration projects in the US. This timely program, taught in a lively and hands-on manner by world renowned scientists and policy experts, is packed with information designed to enlighten your mind and create an understanding of the issues and challenges that are facing our growing coastline.
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