Environmental Resource Program

Guide to North Carolina Environmental Groups

Carolina Health and Environmantal Center CEP Field Sites

 

 

Albemarle Ecological Field Site

The Albemarle Ecological Field Site (AEFS), a Burch Field Research Seminar program headquartered in Manteo, North Carolina, is a cooperative venture of the Carolina Environmental Program and the Burch Programs.

AEFS students conduct Internships with government, business and non-governmental entities in Currituck, Dare and Tyrrell Counties. Internship providers and other environmental leaders in the area form the site’s Community Advisory Board. This is just one way the site serves its host Community. It also offers a Speakers Series and occasional notable events. During the fall 2001 session, outreach and public service at the AEFS was made possible, in part, by the Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation.

Highlands Field Site

The Carolina Environmental Program established the Highlands Field site in 2001 as part of its effort to provide undergraduate students with opportunities for experiential learning in environmental studies. The site, which is based at the Highlands Biological Station, invites students to participate in a semester-long investigation into the issues of biodiversity conservation in a mountain setting. The residential program includes coursework, seminars, field trips, individual research projects with local organizations and a collaborative group project focused on an important regional issue.

Highlands Field Site students conduct internships with government, business and non-governmental entities in Macon County. Internship providers and other environmental leaders in the area form the site’s Community Advisory Board. This is just one way the site serves its host community. It also offers occasional events.

Morehead City Field Site

The Carolina Environmental Program plans to open a Morehead City Field Site for the Fall 2003 semester. The site will be located at Carolina’s Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City, North Carolina. It will offer undergraduate students opportunities for experiential learning in environmental science and studies, with an emphasis on water quality and resources, fisheries issues, and coastal geology and geography.

Morehead City Field Site students will conduct internships with noted faculty at the Institute of Marine Sciences, and possibly with government, business and non-governmental entities in Carteret County. Internship providers and other environmental leaders in the area will form the site’s Community Advisory Board. This is just one way the site will serve its host community. It will also offer a program series and occasional special events.

Salzburg Field Site

The Salzburg Field Site offers the Salzburg Summer Program in International Risk Analysis and Energy Policy and a semester-long or yearlong Exchange Program in Environmental Studies. The Summer Program focuses on the ways in which risk analysis is conducted and applied to decisions on energy policy in regions of the world where environmental risks are governed, in part, by international organizations. The Salzburg Field Site (including both the Summer and Exchange Programs) is conducted jointly by the UNC Carolina Environmental Program (CEP) and the University of Salzburg, with students from the two universities working together in multidisciplinary teams to develop energy policy for the town and region based on a comparison of risks from different energy sources.

The analyses performed by student teams are reviewed by local environmental organizations, including the operators of the energy facility.

Thailand Field Site

Each student enrolled at the Thailand Field Site participates in team-based research with Thai collaborators from universities, government and private-sector organizations. Two interrelated research themes are available for students to select. One focuses upon the determinants of air-quality problems in Thailand and includes opportunities for monitoring, data analysis and modeling studies. The other theme is in the area of transportation, and more specifically in what is now referred to as sustainable mobility. Sustainable mobility is defined as a system that provides efficient and safe transportation while protecting the environment for future generations. Both research areas provide opportunities for teams of two to four UNC students and two to four Thai graduate students to work with UNC and Thai faculty and other environmental professionals. The site is made possible, in part, with support from Ford Motor Company and Kenan Institute Asia.

The CEP Thailand Field Site has a central office at the Kenan Institute Asia headquarters in Bangkok. The site has a director, a local coordinator, and a team of UNC and Thai faculty who share its academic functions. There is also a CEP-Thailand Advisory Council made up of representatives from Thai government, industries and organizations, as well as from foreign nationals who help support the site. The site students attend King Mongkut's University of Technology-Thonburi.


Carolina Environmental Program
CB# 1105, 100 Miller Hall, UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1105
Phone: 919-966-9922 | Fax: 919-966-9920 | E-mail: cep@unc.edu