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Cooperative Extension Celebrates 100 Years

In North Carolina and across the country, 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension programs. Extension’s centennial is linked to the signing of the federal Smith-Lever Act, which provided funds for life-changing educational programs. Today, Cooperative Extension programs in North Carolina are based in all the state’s 100 counties and on the Qualla… Read More

Professor works with Citizens to find “Wildlife in Your Back Yard”

Roland Kay, Zoologist and a faculty member in the College of Natural Resources at NC State University and the director of the Biodiversity and Earth Observation Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, finds plenty of wildlife in the backyards of homes in Raleigh. “But in fact we found that some backyards had… Read More

NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) Center

NextGen Air Transportation (NGAT) Center at the Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) at North Carolina State University is a non-profit partnership with academia, industry, and the government focused on developing and evaluating improvements to existing and anticipated air traffic control, airspace management, airport and airspace system capacity, surface traffic management, and flight safety.

Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development

Outstanding K-12 public school teachers selected as Kenan Fellows engage in a year-long STEM fellowship that provides rigorous professional development opportunities for accomplished teacher leaders in North Carolina. The program empowers Fellows to make instruction relevant for students and to lead change in their profession. Key components of the fellowships are a 5-week summer research… Read More

Design Assistance

The Natural Learning Initiative (NLI), founded in 2000 with the purpose of promoting the importance of the natural environment in the daily experience of all children, through environmental design, action research, education, and dissemination of information, is a research and professional development unit at the College of Design. We are creating environments for healthy human… Read More

State Climate Office of North Carolina

The State Climate Office of North Carolina (SCO) serves as the primary scientific extension resource for weather and climate science focused on North Carolina. Founded in 1976 and chartered as a Public Service Center by the UNC Board of Governors in 1998, the SCO focuses on service to public and private sectors of North Carolina… Read More

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

OLLI provides non-credit short courses, study trips, and special events for adults aged 50+. Topics are wide-ranging in the liberal arts and sciences, and we emphasize learning for the joy of learning, with no tests or grades. Programs range from one-time lectures to six-week courses, and we provide many opportunities to connect with others who share… Read More

Homegrown Handmade

HomegrownHandmade brings together the artists, farmers and creative entrepreneurs rooted in North Carolina’s countryside into a network of driving trails to promote rural tourism. Self-directed driving tours across the state put visitors in touch with hands-on farm experiences, u-pick organic produce, art galleries, artists’ studios, live music, handcrafts, vineyards and wineries, historic sites and picturesque… Read More

McKimmon Center for Extension and Continuing Education (MCE&CE)

The MCE&CE serves as a gateway to the vast intellectual and technical resources at NC State University. Its eight units–Center for Urban Affairs & Community Services, Contractual Education and Partnership Development, McKimmon Conference & Training Center, Office of Professional Development, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Technology Training Solutions, The Collaborative at the Gateway Technology Center,… Read More

North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

N.C. Cooperative Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. Based at N.C. State and N.C. A&T State universities, N.C. Cooperative Extension provides programs to citizens in all 100 counties and to the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. Extension programs… Read More

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