schools http://publicradioeast.org en Onslow County Students Turn Trash Into Treasure http://publicradioeast.org/post/onslow-county-students-turn-trash-treasure <p>We explain how some Onslow County students are doing their part to help the environment by transforming their Styrofoam lunch trays into recyclable material.</p><p>Onslow County students are taking a bite out of grime, working to recycle the Styrofoam lunch trays their schools throw out every day. And, boy, do they throw out a lot of trays. According to Onslow County’s Solid Waste and Landfill Assistant Director Lisa Rider, the school district goes through over 19,000 trays in a single day. To make matters worse, the trays can remain in the landfill forever.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:33:27 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 16463 at http://publicradioeast.org A New Program Puts Coastal Scientist In the Classrooms of Local Schools http://publicradioeast.org/post/new-program-puts-coastal-scientist-classrooms-local-schools <p>This week, we talk about a new partnership between the Institute of Marine Sciences and local schools where coastal scientists become teachers for a day.</p><p>Last week, a group of third grade students in Beaufort were learning about coastal habitats, food web dynamics and the different kinds of marine life found along the North Carolina coast.&nbsp; But the lesson wasn’t being taught by teachers. Instead, graduate students from the Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City offered a unique, hands-on lesson about our coastal ecology.&nbsp; Tiller School third grader Jack McMann.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:13:26 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 16449 at http://publicradioeast.org A New Program Puts Coastal Scientist In the Classrooms of Local Schools House Bill 146: Back to Basics http://publicradioeast.org/post/house-bill-146-back-basics <p>We explore House Bill 146, known as the “Back to Basics” bill, which would make learning <em>cursive writing</em> and the <em>memorization of multiplication tables</em> a requirement in North Carolina public schools.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:46:35 +0000 Jared Brumbaugh 16448 at http://publicradioeast.org