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The Center for Biodiversity (CB) is a unit within the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences at East Carolina University which promotes and supports research, education, and outreach associated with global biodiversity. The CB 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.


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Earth Day Expo

Tuesday, April 21th, 2015 4-6 pm

Breezeway of the Howell Science Complex, East Carolina University

Admission is free!

Our Earth Day Expo will have interactive events for people of all ages. Various ECU researchers and local non-profit organizations will have displays and activities available on topics related to biodiversity. There will be live animals and plants, lab activities, natural history story times, and more! This year’s event will also feature an appearance by Sid the Science Kid (www.pbskids.org/sid). Kids from various after school programs will be attending and the public is welcome!

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An Evening with Best-selling Author, Amy Stewart

April 21st, 2015 at 8pm C307 Science and Technology Bldg

As part of our Earth Day 2015 events, the Center for Biodiversity at East Carolina University presents Amy Stewart, best-selling author of The Drunken Botanist, Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, and Flower Confidential. She is a dynamic and engaging speaker whose books focus on the positive and negative impacts of the natural world on people. Her topics have relevance to scientists, gardeners, and cocktail-lovers everywhere. A reception and book signing will follow the talk. All are welcome!


For the evening of April 21, ECU Parking is suspending the permit requirements for the East Campus and the three parking lots at the bottom of College Hill Drive, allowing guests to park anywhere east of Founders Drive and the bottom of College Hill Drive.

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Joint Statement on the Status of the ECU Center for Biodiversity

In 2014, the UNC Board of Governors (BOG) convened a working group to review centers and institutes operating under 400.5[R] of the UNC Policy Manal.  On February 18, 2015, a recommendation was made by the BOG Working Group on Centers and Institutes to.......   

Read the full statement here


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