This section has a variety of resources for you including the Steward Handbook, and several resources for teaching and learning about the coastal ecology. 

For more resources please search on LEARN NC at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (

Kiosk Interpretive Panels

Information on protecting nesting birds:

Information on sea turtles:

There is a Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations virtual field trips resource on the LEARN NC site - The Outer Coastal Plain Province is the most relevant. 

Lesson Plans from the NC Coastal Reserve and National Estuarine Research Reserve:

Resources from the NC Wildlife Resources Commission:

Resources from the NC Sea Grant Program:

The official webpage for the Bird Island Coastal Reserve is at:

(This site has the Management Plan for the Reserve and the Historical Research Report of 2002 by Dennis Daniels. That report has extensive information on the history of Bird Island.)

General Information: