Friday, May 8, 2015

May Monthly Mingle

It's time for our May get-together, so come on out to Waverider's Coffee and Deli at their new place in Nags Head on Wednesday evening, 5/13, at 7:00 pm.

Waverider's still has their awesome sandwich/wrap menu, as well as a nice selection of muffins and pastries.  In addition to the coffee drinks, sodas, and juices, etc., they're now offering draft and bottled beers (domestic and imported), as well as wines by the bottle and the glass.  Check out their web site at www.waveriderscoffeeanddeli.com for more information.

May's topic: Learn about the NC Coastal Federation's project that pays commercial fishermen to remove abandoned fishing gear (mostly crab pots) from local waters, while re-purposing a portion of the found gear into suitable oyster habitat.  This cleanup project has been ongoing for two years, involving the local community in marine debris removal, as well as fostering cooperation between different groups, including scientists, fishermen, non-profit organizations, and local residents.  

Join us on Wednesday for a great learning experience!  Please RSVP by responding to this message or by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us. Bobbie would appreciate knowing how many people to expect so she can plan her staffing. 

When:     Wednesday, May 13, 2015
                  7:00 pm - network, order food, sip beverages, etc.
                  7:30 pm - "Marine Debris Removal in NENC: Crab Pots 
                                        and Commercial Fishermen"
                                   Ladd Bayliss, Coastal Advocate, 
                                        NC Coastal Federation

 Where:   Waverider's Coffee and Deli on the bypass
                 3022 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head
                 MP 11 1/4, Pirate's Quay Shopping Center

Remember that this May meeting will be the last one until September -- Enjoy your summer!  We'll be back in touch in the fall!

Monday, April 6, 2015

April Monthly Mingle

It's time for our April get-together, so come on out to Waverider's Coffee and Deli at their new place in Nags Head on Wednesday evening, 4/8, at 7:00 pm.

Waverider's still has their awesome sandwich/wrap menu, as well as a nice selection of muffins and pastries.  In addition to the coffee drinks, sodas, and juices, etc., they're now offering draft and bottled beers (domestic and imported), as well as wines by the bottle and the glass.  Check out their web site at www.waveriderscoffeeanddeli.com for selections.

April's topic:  Are you looking for ways to garden and green your landscape on the cheap? Plant propagation is a fun, easy, affordable, and environmentally-friendly way to get new plants. Priscilla Delano and Nathan Richards, Manteo residents, will talk about propagation methods, focusing on stem cuttings. Spring is a great time for propagating from stem cuttings, whether you are looking to add shrubs and flowers to your yard, increase the herbs in your veggie garden, or get a few more house plants. The group will practice propagating basil plants, and you can take a cutting with you to root at home. Priscilla and Nathan are hobby gardeners so this talk will be geared towards practical tips and techniques that don't require the greenest of thumbs.

Join us on Wednesday for a great, practical learning experience!  Please RSVP by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us. Bobbie would appreciate knowing how many people to expect so she can plan her staffing. 

When:     Wednesday, April 8, 2015
                  7:00 pm - network, order food, sip beverages, etc.
                  7:30 pm - "DIY Plant Propagation"
                                   Priscilla Delano and Nathan Richards, Manteo

 Where:   Waverider's Coffee and Deli on the bypass
                 3022 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head
                 MP 11 1/4, Pirate's Quay Shopping Center

Monday, March 9, 2015

March Monthly Mingle

It's time for our March get-together, so come on out to Waverider's Coffee and Deli at their new place in Nags Head! Owner Bobbie Stager is very happy to have us at the new and larger location at 3022 South Croatan Highway (MP 11 1/4) at the Pirate's Quay shopping center.

Waverider's still has their awesome sandwich/wrap menu, as well as a nice selection of muffins and pastries.  In addition to the coffee drinks, sodas, and juices, etc., they're now offering draft and bottled beers (domestic and imported), as well as wines by the bottle and the glass.  Check out their web site at www.waveriderscoffeeanddeli.com for selections.

As part of the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium activities, ODU has established an algal farm in the Hopewell, VA area to evaluate the economic potential for growing, harvesting, and converting the algae to commercial fuels (biodiesel and hydrocarbon fuels).  Learn about a new reactor that takes advantage of ODU's patented process for producing FAME biodiesel from algae in a one-step thermochemical approach.

Additional lab studies show that another component of the harvested algae can be converted to other petroleum-like products that can be refined to transportation fuels.  An interesting -- and timely -- topic!  Hope to see you all at Waverider’s on Wednesday, March 11!

I know that some of you may think that RSVPing is not important, but it is, so please drop me an email if you're coming!  Bobbie would appreciate knowing how many people to expect so she can plan her staffing.  Please RSVP by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us.

When:     Wednesday, March 11, 2015
                  7:00 pm - network, order food, sip beverages;
                  7:30 pm - "Algae and Biofuels" with Dr. Pat Hatcher
                                   Batten Endowed Chair of Physical Sciences
                                   Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
                                   Old Dominion University

 Where:   Waverider's Coffee and Deli on the bypass
                 3022 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head
                 MP 11 1/4, Pirate's Quay Shopping Center

Friday, January 9, 2015

January Monthly Mingle

Happy New Year to you all!

Waverider's Coffee and Deli has moved to their new location in Nags Head! Owner Bobbie Stager is very happy to have us at the new and larger location at 3022 South Croatan Highway (MP 11) at the Pirate's Quay shopping center.


They still have their awesome sandwich/wrap menu, as well as a nice selection of muffins and pastries -- and coffee drinks!  Check out their web site at www.waveriderscoffeeanddeli.comWaverider's has coffee drinks, sodas, juices, etc. and Bobbie says that it's no problem if we bring our own adult beverages, so bring beer and wine (and a wine glass) if you want to do so. 

Everyone enjoys seeing dolphins around the Outer Banks, in the sounds and in the ocean.  But, how much do we know about them?  What do they do, where do they go, and do they hang out with other dolphins? 

Learn more about the travels of dolphins along the East Coast, with particular emphasis on dolphins that move between the Outer Banks and the Crystal Coast (Carteret County:  Beaufort and Atlantic Beach) with Jess Taylor, President and Principal Investigator for the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research.  She will discuss how her research supports the Mid-Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Catalog. 

By working together, researchers gain a better understanding of bottlenose dolphin stock structure and movement patterns along the East Coast.  These data will also help scientists discover how dolphin populations were affected by the morbillivirus epidemic in 2013.

For additional information, check out this web site:  http://obxdolphins.org. Hope to see you all at Waverider’s on Tuesday, January 13!


I know that some of you may think that RSVPing is not important, but it is, so please drop me an email if you're coming!  Bobbie would appreciate knowing how many people to expect to know how many staff she might need.  Please RSVP by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us.


When:     Tuesday, January 13, 2015
                7:00 pm - network, order food, sip beverages; 
                7:30 pm - Dolphin Migration:  A Mystery … or Not?

                                  Jess Taylor, President
                                  Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research

 Where:   Waverider's Coffee and Deli on the bypass
                3022 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head

                MP 11, Pirate's Quay Shopping Center

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

November Monthly Mingle

We're trying a new location this month:  Waverider's Coffee and Deli in Nags Head!  Owner Bobbie Stager is happy to open up one night a month, just for us -- so we won't be bothering or crowding others!

Waverider's has an awesome sandwich/wrap menu, as well as a nice selection of muffins and pastries -- and coffee drinks!  Check out their web site at www.waveriderscoffeeanddeli.com.  Bobbie says that it's no problem if we bring our own adult beverages, so bring wine and beer if you want to do so.  I'll furnish the wine glasses for the vino!

If you've ever wondered about how marine and estuarine animals reproduce, then this is your lucky night!  Discover how, when, and where common marine creatures spawn while learning some new words for your vocabulary with a bingo-type game.  After the program, we'll play "Who's Your Daddy" matching pictures of adult and larval stages!  Bring your curiosity and be ready to enjoy yourselves!

I know that some of you may think that RSVPing is not important, but it is, so please drop me an email if you're coming!  Bobbie would appreciate knowing how many people to expect to know how many staff she might need.  Please RSVP by sending an email to obxgreendrinks@gmail.com so we know how many people will be joining us.

When: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
            7:00 - 7:45 pm - network, order food, sip beverages; 
            7:45 - 8:30 pm - "Sex in the Sea" - Terri Kirby Hathaway
                                                                 NC Sea Grant

Where: Waverider's Coffee and Deli on the bypass
             6705 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head

Hope to see you all Wednesday evening -- please RSVP if you're coming!

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/
 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May Monthly Mingle

Well, it's slipped up on me again and I apologize for the late notice ... but we're having our May  Monthly Mingle tomorrow (May 14) at Coastal Provisions.  Remember that this is the last get-together until we meet again in September.

How many volunteers does it take to record, collect, and observe as many species as possible on a 3,000-acre piece of land during a 24-hour period?  How many plants and animals were seen in those 24 hours?  How was it done, and why was it done?

 
Come discover everything that was observed at the Donal C. O'Brien, Jr. Sanctuary and Audubon Center with Robbie Fearn, sanctuary director, as he shares the magic (and the numbers) of the Pine Island Sanctuary!

I know that some of you may think that RSVPing is not important, but IT IS VITAL!  The servers at Coastal Provisions need to know numbers in order to plan for staffing.  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, May 14, 2014
            7:00 - 7:30 pm   meet, mingle, catch up, sip wine/beer
            7:30 - 8:30 pm   "Results of 2014 BioBlitz at the Pine 

                                         Island Audubon Sanctuary"

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


Hope to see you all tomorrow evening!

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/

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!