Tuesday, April 8, 2014

April Monthly Mingle

Well, it's slipped up on me again and I apologize for the late notice ... but we're having our April Monthly Mingle tomorrow (April 9) at Coastal Provisions.

Sand -- you play in it, you stroll on it, you make castles out of it, you spread our beach towels on it, but what do you really know about it?  Did you know that you're holding a mountain in your hand when you hold sand from our Outer Banks beaches?  And did you realize that you'll find different sand (colors, sizes, source material, etc.) on different beaches everywhere?


Come discover the world of sand with Terri Kirby Hathaway, marine education specialist for North Carolina Sea Grant, as she shares sand samples from around the world.  Join us on Wednesday, April 9 to learn more about sand than you ever imagined!

Please RSVP by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us. Feel free to come a little early and enjoy some of Coastal Provisions' wonderful dining options!

When: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
            7:00 - 7:30 pm   meet, mingle, catch up, sip wine/beer
            7:30 - 8:30 pm   "Sand:  Hold a Mountain in Your Hand"


Where: Coastal Provisions Market and Oyster Bar
             1 Ocean Blvd in Southern Shores, at the Southern Shores
             Crossing Shopping Center (behind Southern Shores Realty)

If any of you are on Facebook, we do have a Facebook group listing, so please "like" us if you haven't done so yet. Find us at this URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/129389374681/

Hope to see you all tomorrow evening!

Monday, March 10, 2014

March Monthly Mingle

Please join us on Wednesday, March 12 to learn more about the Gulf Stream, that fast-flowing river of warm water along the East Coast.  
We've all heard about the Gulf Stream, but how much do we really know about this physical feature of the western Atlantic Ocean?  Join Dr. Lindsay Dubbs on Wednesday evening, March 12, to discover more about Sargassum, and the Gulf Stream's power potential, as well as new research that indicates that the Gulf Stream is not as responsible for Europe's mild climate as was once thought! 

Please RSVP by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us. Feel free to come a little early and enjoy some of Coastal Provisions' wonderful dining options!

When: Wednesday, March 12, 2014
            7:00 - 7:30 pm   meet, mingle, catch up, sip wine/beer
            7:30 - 8:30 pm   "Things You Should Know About the Gulf Stream"

                                       Dr. Lindsay Dubbs, Research Associate, Renewable 

                                            Ocean Energy Program, UNC Coastal Studies Institute, 
                                            and Associate Director, Outer Banks Field Site

Where: Coastal Provisions Market and Oyster Bar
             1 Ocean Blvd in Southern Shores, at the Southern Shores
             Crossing Shopping Center (behind Southern Shores Realty)

If any of you are on Facebook, we do have a Facebook group listing, so please "like" us if you haven't done so yet. Find us at this URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/129389374681/


Hope to see you all on March 12!

Friday, February 7, 2014

February Monthly Mingle

Please join us on Wednesday, February 12 to learn more about the Wild Horses of the Currituck Outer Banks.

They have survived nearly five centuries of fierce hurricanes, unrelenting nor’easters, severe droughts, floods, and swarms of biting insects.  Powerful, intelligent and determined to survive – how much longer can the wild horses of North Carolina’s Currituck Outer Banks live wild and free?  Join Karen McCalpin, Executive Director for the Corolla Wild Horse Fund, Inc., on Wednesday evening, February 12, to find out!

Please RSVP by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us. Feel free to come a little early and enjoy some of Coastal Provisions' wonderful dining options!

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
            7:00 - 7:30 pm   meet, mingle, catch up, sip wine/beer
            7:30 - 8:30 pm   "Wild Horses of Currituck Banks"

                                       Karen H. McCalpin, Executive Director

                                       Corolla Wild Horse Fund, Inc.
Where: Coastal Provisions Market and Oyster Bar
             1 Ocean Blvd in Southern Shores, at the Southern Shores 
             Crossing Shopping Center (behind Southern Shores Realty)
 

If any of you are on Facebook, we do have a Facebook group listing, so please "like" us if you haven't done so yet. Find us at this URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/129389374681/


Hope to see you all on February 12!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

January Monthly Mingle

Happy New Year to our OBX Green Drinks members!  Hope your 2014 is off to a great start.

 
Please join us on Wednesday, January 15 for an informative talk about unique and rewarding education programs for inner city youth at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.

Environmentally-based youth programs focusing on underserved populations of teens are more than just an opportunity to learn about the environment.  Kathy Fuller, Youth Programs Coordinator at the National Aquarium, will share some of her experiences with these programs, as well as other happenings at this world-renowned facility on the Baltimore inner harbor.


Please RSVP by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us. Feel free to come a little early and enjoy some of Coastal Provisions' wonderful dining options!

When: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
            7:00 - 7:30 pm   meet, mingle, catch up, sip wine/beer
            7:30 - 8:30 pm   "News from the National Aquarium"

                                       Kathy S. Fuller, National Aquarium

Where: Coastal Provisions Market and Oyster Bar
             1 Ocean Blvd in Southern Shores, at the Southern Shores 
             Crossing Shopping Center (behind Southern Shores Realty)
 

If any of you are on Facebook, we do have a Facebook group listing, so please "like" us if you haven't done so yet. Find us at this URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/129389374681/


Hope to see you all on Wednesday!

Monday, November 11, 2013

November Monthly Mingle



Happy November to you all!  The holidays will be upon us before we know it!


Please join us on Wednesday, November 13 for an informative talk about sea turtle and marine mammal stranding response along the Outer Banks, or as our guest speaker likes to refer to her responsibilities:  "Hey, there's a dead thing on the beach; let's call KC and see what we can find out about it!"
Most people who have spent any amount of time on the beach around here have probably experienced it at one time or another.  You’re walking along innocently enough when the distinctive odoriferous waft of dead stuff finds you downwind.  Before long you stumble across a dead sea turtle or dolphin on the beach, or even perhaps a large pile of whale.  Then an oddly excited team descends taking measurements and samples but did you ever wonder what exactly they’re looking for or finding? 

Karen Clark of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission will be joining for Green Drinks this month to share her experiences with the darker, stinkier side of beach finds - though she promises she might throw in an uplifting story of rescue, rehabilitation, and release if the mood calls for it. 

Please RSVP by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us. See you Wednesday evening!

When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
            7:00 - 7:30 pm   meet, mingle, catch up, sip wine/beer

            7:30 - 8:30 pm   "Strandings along the Outer Banks"
                                    Karen Clark, OB Center for Wildlife Education

Where: Coastal Provisions Market and Oyster Bar
           1 Ocean Blvd in Southern Shores, at the Southern Shores
           Crossing Shopping Center (behind Southern Shores Realty)

Oh, by the way, if any of you are on Facebook, we do have a Facebook group listing, so please "like" us if you haven't done so yet. Find us at this URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/129389374681/

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October Monthly Mingle

Greetings to all OBX Green Drinks members! Finally, we're going to get together this fall (or is it still summer?).
 

Join us at Coastal Provisions' newly opened Oyster Bar on Wednesday, October 16, at 7:00 pm. Order off the menu, enjoy good wine and beer, and chat about possible program topics for the future. Know a good speakers? Have a topic you would like to learn more about? Bring those ideas and/or contact information to share at this month's meeting.

Please RSVP by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us. See you Wednesday evening!

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

            7:00 - 8:30 pm   meet, mingle, network, catch up, 
                                    sip wine/beer, discuss ideas for future

Where: Coastal Provisions Market and Oyster Bar

           1 Ocean Blvd in Southern Shores, at the Southern Shores 
           Crossing Shopping Center (behind Southern Shores Realty)
 

Oh, by the way, if any of you are on Facebook, we do have a Facebook group listing, so please "like" us if you haven't done so yet. Find us at this URL: https://www.facebook.com/groups/129389374681/

Monday, May 6, 2013

May Monthly Mingle

So you think our spring temperatures have been cool?  Discover a mysterious place with cooler spring temperatures than ours -- come on out to this month's OBX Green Drinks to hear about research being conducted in Antarctica by the UNC Coastal Studies Institute (CSI)!

David Sybert, Education Associate at CSI, joined a team of scientists and graduate students in December to travel to Antarctica to study the rate of submarine groundwater discharge around the Western Antarctic Peninsula.  The research expedition, led by Dr. Reide Corbett of UNC CSI, focused on quantifying the rate of discharge and evaluating whether it contributes to the concentration of iron in the Southern Ocean, an ocean which has shown to be iron and light limited.

David joined the expedition as an outreach specialist and interacted with local area schools before the team left North Carolina, during the expedition, and upon returning.  During the expedition, he spent two weeks aboard the 230-foot R/V Laurence M. Gould, documenting his experience with photos and videos. Relive David's experience vicariously through his presentation Thursday night!

Note that this final meeting before our summer break is at a different location:  Room 242 in the Research-Education-Administration building on the new UNC CSI campus in Skyco, located about 0.8 of a mile from the intersection of Highways 64 and 345, on the right as you head towards Wanchese.  Because we are not at a shop, bar, or restaurant, this evening is BYOB -- and bring a snack to share if you want.  Plates, napkins, and wine glasses will be furnished.

Please RSVP by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us.  See you Thursday evening!

When: Thursday, May 9, 2013
7:00 pm – meet, mingle, network, sip wine/beer
7:30 pm – "CSI Studies in Antarctica" -- Dave Sybert, 

                  Education Associate, UNC Coastal Studies Institute

Where:  Room 242
             Coastal Studies Institute
             850 Highway 345
             Wanchese, NC

Monday, April 8, 2013

April Monthly Mingle cancelled


Greetings to all OBX Green Drinks members!  Hope you're all having a great spring -- of course the weather has gotten awesome now that spring breaks are over, right?

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we need to cancel our April Monthly Mingle.  I am very sorry to disappoint anyone this month, and I promise to have something very special planned for May (our final meeting until September).  So keep checking your email and our web site for news of our May Monthly Mingle!
Oh, by the way, if any of you are on Facebook, we do have a Facebook group listing, so please "like" us if you haven't yet.  Find us at this URL:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/129389374681/
Enjoy this month -- and we'll see you in May!