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Greetings Water Educators! This winter update is intended to keep you afloat with the latest developments from DWR’s Office of Water Education.  As we launch into the new year, we are trying new approaches to offering programs and resources with our ever-changing world.  If you’d like to get involved with any of our programs, please reach out to me (Lauren.Daniel@ncdenr.gov)!

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Phew, we made it! This is the sixth and final blog post in the #CoastalResearchGrants series, in which we’re walking through the steps of preparing a proposal for a coastal research grant using the North Carolina Coastal Research Fellowship application as a specific case study. Hopefully, by the time you’re reading this you have at least a complete first draft of the majority of the components of your application, because this week we are discussing how to assemble and polish your application, as well as some of the intangible qualities of a successful grant writer.

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Greetings, y’all- this is the fifth blog in the six-post #CoastalResearchGrants series, in which we’re walking through the steps of preparing a proposal for a coastal research grant using the North Carolina Coastal Research Fellowship application as a specific case study. If you’re following along chronologically, you will have a version of your research statement articulated on paper, which we discussed drafting last week. This week, we’re discussing a few of the additional components of the application: Budget  Other Sponsored Support to be Received Outreach and Dissemination Plan

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We’re officially over halfway through our #CoastalResearchGrants series. In this series, we’re walking through the steps of preparing a proposal for a coastal research grant using the North Carolina Coastal Research Fellowship application as a specific case study. Thus far, we’ve primarily focused on what you can do to prepare before you start writing. Last week, we discussed the importance of outlining your ideas. Even if you don’t have an outline ready yet, you can read ahead so you can be thinking about what’s coming down the pike.

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We’ve made it to the third of six weekly posts in the #CoastalResearchGrants blog series. We’re walking through the steps of preparing a proposal for a coastal research grant using the North Carolina Coastal Research Fellowship application as a specific case study. Recall that “grant writing” is really ~80% preparation and only ~20% writing. The suggestions from the first two weeks were focused on the things you should read about and the folks you should talk to about your ideas before you start writing.

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This blog is the second of six weekly posts in the #CoastalResearchGrants blog series, in which we walk through the steps of preparing a proposal for a coastal research grant using the North Carolina Coastal Research Fellowship (NC CRF) application as a specific case study. Last week, we discussed how “grant writing” is really ~80% preparation and only ~20% writing. Most of the suggestions from last week centered around reading.

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Waste Reduction Partners (WRP) worked with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) last fall to save more than $30,000 per year in energy costs. Following the 2017 construction of J.M. Alexander Middle School in Huntersville, CMS officials found that the energy usage of the building was higher than that of other similar school buildings in the system. In 2019, CMS reached out to WRP to conduct an energy assessment of the school.

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Welcome to the first post in the #CoastalResearchGrants blog series. Over the next 6 weeks, we will walk through the steps of preparing a proposal for a coastal research grant. Though we are using the North Carolina Coastal Research Fellowship application as a specific case study, most of the tips provided are generally applicable to many coastal science funding opportunities. The topics we will cover are: Before you write… (this post) Solicit early feedback Draft an outline Write the research statement Prepare a budget and additional materials

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NC Climate Education Network Resources Ready to explore some resources?  Here are the latest links to help you stay connected and informed about Climate Education!   Curious to learn more about the NC Climate Education Network?   Don't forget enter our NC Climate Education Network Contest here: What is Climate Resiliency to You? General Climate Resources En-Roads, Climate Interactive: Use this interactive tool to test various approaches to solve increasing Earth temperatures.

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‘cause we are living in a virtual world, and I am a virtual girl The Coastal Reserve’s training program has been continuing outreach to real estate professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Using the virtual meeting platform Webex, three workshops were held in August and Septmeber on low impact development and barrier island development issues. Real estate professionals get four elective continuing education credits for participating in these workshops. 

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