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The Sound to Sea Program will help students understand why and how we are tied to the earth. Through the Biology, Cultural or Current Events Program options, students will have the opportunity to learn about the unique adaptations of the plants and animals that live on a barrier island, how man has used these plants and animals throughout history, or how the loss of this amazing biodiversity is harmful to human health. Baba Dioum, an African Naturalist, explains the situation most elegantly "In the end, we will only conserve what we love. We will only love what we understand. We will only understand what we are taught." We want the Sound to Sea Program to be the first step in this chain.
To increase awareness of the human community
In addition to recognizing the ecological communities across the island, students and teachers further explore their human community. By interacting with groups at the dining table and in cabins or classes, students begin to value their place within a community and realize how one individual affects others.
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Sound to Sea is always excited about the opportunity to teach students more about their natural environment. The hard part about helping students understand science is that teachers often do not have the time for hands on scientific discovery in day to day lesson plans. Allowing the students to explore using their own senses helps them to take these confusing concepts and apply t…Read More »
Sound to Sea, the only residential environmental education program on the Outer Banks, offers school groups a habitat-based program, which includes multi-disciplinary hands-on activities, a Challenge Course, and special evening programs. In a typical year, over 100 school groups (more than 6000 students-grades 2-12, teachers and chaperones) explore our barrier island and its five…Read More »
All Sound to Sea programs are held on site at Trinity Center, located on Rt 58, 7 miles west of Atlantic Beach, on Bogue Banks. Trinity encompasses 62 acres of salt marsh, maritime forest, freshwater pond, sand dunes and 1/3 mile each of sound and beach front.
Sound to Sea is a non-profit educational service for public and private school youth, their teachers and other supervising adults. Sound to Sea was established in 1993 as an earth stewardship outreach ministry of the Trinity Camp and Conference Center, which is owned and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. We have been running continually since then. We work hard …Read More »
Most school groups stay at Sound to Sea for three days and two nights. This standard schedule includes Barrier island Ecology class, all five habitat classes, and two evening programs. In addition to the standard three-day program, Sound to Sea offers programs from one to five days in length. We can tailor programs to various grade levels and goals of your group.
Dorms and Indoor Spaces
Students and chaperones stay in dormitories located on Bogue Sound. The four dormitories (dorm floorplan) are each divided into two cabins, and each cabin houses 12 people. Each cabin has a bathroom with private showers and toilets. In addition, every dormitory has one private room and bathroom for a lead teacher. The dorms accommodate groups of up to 92…Read More »
How to Reserve a Sound to Sea Session for your School:
Trinity Center's Sound to Sea Environmental Education Program operates from mid-August through mid-May and accommodates school groups of up to 96 students and adults in four dorms. Please call to inquire about rates. We charge by a per person rate which includes all meals, lodging, materials and instruction.
Please call 252-247…Read More »