Rec Therapy Goes Virtual

The pandemic closed many camps and programs where recreational therapy majors typically complete the fieldwork experiences they need to take upper level courses.

It’s in the (Produce) Bag

The Vacationer Supported Agriculture program — led by North Carolina Cooperative Extension and NC State start-up People-First Tourism Inc. — connects beachgoers to fresh local produce before they even put a toe in the sand.

“Heroes Health” Mental Wellness App Launched by UNC School of Medicine & UNC Health

The UNC School of Medicine (SOM) and UNC Health have launched the Heroes Health Initiative to help support the mental health of first responders and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 global pandemic. The app is available through the App Store/Google Play Store in the United States, free of charge to first responders, healthcare workers and their organizations.

ECSU Drone Lab Partners with Audubon North Carolina for Marsh Ecosystem Research in Currituck Sound

Elizabeth City State University’s drone technology team is partnering with the Audubon Society to survey Pine Island in the Currituck Sound, along North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Using the university’s drones, experts and program students, surveys of the island’s flora will begin this spring.

No Seeds, No Problem: Growing Vegetables From Scraps

Some people like gardening because it is peaceful. Others enjoy harvesting their own herbs, fruits and vegetables. But whatever draws people to gardening, there’s been a dramatic surge in interest during the COVID-19 pandemic – and that has led to a shortage in the availability of seeds for home gardeners. But what about the seeds in that tomato you got at the store?

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