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Wake Forest Biology Professor’s WWII Papers Available at State Archives

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The State Archives of North Carolina is excited to announce the availability for public research of the World War II-era papers of U.S. Army Air Forces aerial reconnaissance photographer Charles M. Allen Jr. of Mount Gilead, N.C.. Allen served in Headquarters, 10th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance), and later Headquarters, 363rd Reconnaissance Group, during World War II, and  also served in the European Theater from February 1944 through the summer of 1945. 

Title I Schools Can Now Apply for N.C. Aquarium Scholars Program

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The application period is underway for teachers in North Carolina’s Title I schools to participate in the Aquarium Scholars program, an educational outreach opportunity that connects students with undersea worlds, amazing animals and ocean science.

Wolfe Memorial Announces, “Telling Our Tales” Student Writing Competition

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Asheville native Thomas Wolfe is best known for his novels but wrote many short stories as well. In anticipation of the 118th October birthday celebration for Wolfe, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial invites students and teachers to participate in the 2018 “Telling Our Stories” Student Writing Competition. Entries can be accepted now through Saturday, Oct. 6.

North Carolina Student Documentary to Screen at Smithsonian Museum

Friday, June 8, 2018

Two students from Research Triangle High School in Durham will have their documentary, “Black Wall Street: Conflict in Tulsa, Compromise in Durham,” screened in Washington, D.C. next week. The documentary was produced for the National History Day competition by Angelica Dinh and Lucy Grossman. It examines two Black Wall Streets, one in Tulsa, Okla., the other in Durham, and was a finalist at N.C. History Day in April.

N.C. Aquariums Expand Educational Opportunities Through Grants for Title I Schools

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Teachers in North Carolina’s Title I schools have an opportunity to engage their students in ocean science programming, thanks to a new program offering privately-funded mini-grants. The Aquarium Scholars program will provide underserved students in Title I schools across the state access to ocean science and science, technology, engineering and math aquarium education opportunities.

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