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Interested in learning about local marine science? Join us at the Maritime Museum in downtown Beaufort on April 5th from 2-5pm!

What?
A free, two-day Beneath the Waves Film Festival hosted by UNC Institute of Marine Sciences. This event, sponsored by the North Carolina Science Festival (www.ncsciencefestival.org) and North Carolina Sea Grant, aims to promote science communications and raise awareness of the oceans through films, public forums, and personal interactions with local scientists.

Who?
Anyone! The public screening on Saturday is free and open to anyone who wants to learn about local marine science research.

On Friday we will host several school screenings for K-12 students at different Carteret County Schools.

When?
April 4th - graduate students from local marine labs will travel to various Carteret County Schools to present a collection of Beneath the Waves Films to K-12 students. There they will engage the students in conversations about the science behind the films, conservation concerns, and how they became involved in marine science.  As the gender ratio is approximately 85:15 female to male amongst local graduate students, this will also provide an excellent opportunity to promote girls in STEM.

April 5th from 2:00pm-5:00pm - people of all ages are invited to gather for this free event at the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort, NC to talk about local research with representatives from local university marine labs. A collection of films will be shown and discussed by a handful of prominent marine scientists who will encourage audience participation.

Where?
Day 1: Local Carteret County Schools

Day 2:
North Carolina Maritime Museum
315 Front Street
Beaufort, N.C. 28516

Cost?
FREE

Why?
We want to draw upon the array of talents found across the marine science institutions here, as well as connect with the deep-rooted waterman traditions of eastern North Carolina. Hosting the festival in Carteret County provides us with a great opportunity to share an evening of engaging conservation between marine scientists and members of our community.

About our sponsors: 
North Carolina Science Festival is a two-week-long, 500-mile-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Across the state, North Carolinians participate in science talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits, performances and other activities, hosted by all kinds of community organizations –schools, colleges and universities, parks, libraries, museums and businesses.

Through research, outreach, and education programs, North Carolina Sea Grant provides unbiased, science-based information to enhance the sustainable use and conservation of cheap actos ocean and coastal resources to benefit communities, the economy and the environment.

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