Ocean Isle Beach, NC – On August 13 at 6:00 pm, Roger Shew will present a program called “Higher Water Today” at the Museum of Coastal Carolina. This program is part of the weekly Sandbar Lecture series sponsored in part by OIB Surf and Java. Shew’s program focuses on coastal processes and some of the management issues on our barrier islands and inlets. Topics include sea level change, waves, longshore transport, erosion rates, hurricanes, and the ecosystems comprising beaches, dunes, and marshes. He will also discuss some of the rules and regulations that are important to coastal zone management.
Roger Shew has a BA in Earth Sciences, a Master’s degree in Geology, and a Master’s degree in Science Education. He worked in the Energy industry for 20 years before returning to his home in Wilmington, NC in 2000. Since then, he has been teaching at UNCW in the Earth and Ocean Sciences and Environmental Sciences Department, teaching both graduate and undergraduate courses concentrating on sedimentology, coastal geology, water and energy resources, sustainability, natural history, and geoscience education. He received the NC Outstanding Earth Science Educator Award in 2016 and the 2017 UNCW Public Service and Community Engagement Senior Scholar Award. He serves on the Board of Cape Fear River Watch. He also works with the Nature Conservancy on conservation and restoration projects dealing with longleaf pines, Venus flytraps, and endangered species.
The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Admission is free for active duty military and disabled veterans plus up to one guest (must include military ID cardholder). Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910- 579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.