The East Carolina
Biodiversity Initiative (formerly the “Center for Biodiversity”) promotes and
supports research, education, and outreach associated with global biodiversity.
The East Carolina Biodiversity Initiative serves the community of eastern North
Carolina by providing educational programs designed to engage citizens in
issues related to the conservation of biodiversity and its relevance to human
health and quality of life.
The Department of Biology at East Carolina
University hosted an Earth Day Expo on April 11th at the Howell
Science Complex. ECU researchers and non-profit organizations visited with
school programs and the public, showing displays on plants, natural history,
live animals, and various lab activities.
On Friday, April 7th, we participated in ECU’s High School STEM Day. Biology hosted two different activities to show the diverse options available in STEM careers.
Many joined us on Monday, March 13th at 7pm In C309 Science and Technology Bldg for a 20 minute documentary, 30 minute speaker, and discussion about the NC red wolf recovery. The red wolf is the world’s most endangered canid and its recovery is complicated by many social, biological, and political issues. Christian Hunt from the Defenders of Wildlife joined us.