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The purpose of the CU Science Club is to support the study of the natural and physical sciences among Chowan University students, to make connections between the organization and professionals in the biological sciences, and to serve the Chowan community.

In addition to social events like visiting nearby aquaria and natural history museums, barbeques, and pool parties some annual CU Science Club activities include:

  • Alternative Spring Break, North Carolina Coastal Reserve (NCCR) & North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NCNEER)

The NCCR-NCNERR is a network of ten protected sites along the Outer Banks established for long-term research, education and stewardship. Science Club members have volunteered in Kitty Hawk Woods, Buxton Woods, and Currituck National Estuarine Research Reserve. Activities have included conducting surveys to monitor amphibian, reptile and bird populations; maintaining trails; and removing illegal structures (hunting blinds) and trash.

  • NC Big Sweep

NC Big Sweep is a grassroots environmental stewardship organization whose mission is to rid watersheds of litter by promoting environmental education and an annual statewide cleanup. Club members participate in the annual cleanup each October.

  • Relay for Life, American Cancer Society

The Hertford-Gates County Relay for Life event takes place on the CU campus each spring. CU Science Club members gather to celebrate survivors, remember victims and raise money to help fund cancer research.

  • American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Hawks Nest

Cosponsored by Alpha Lambda Delta and Beta Beta Beta. 

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