The North Carolina Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve offers a variety of educational programs for K-12 school groups, the general public, special interest groups, teachers, and coastal decision-makers. Components of our education program include public and school field trips, summer camps, outreach presentations, teacher training programs, exhibits, and the production of curricular, informational and technical materials. All Reserve education, training, and outreach activities are designed to enhance public awareness of the importance of estuarine systems and provide opportunities for public education and interpretation.