Saltwater Connections is a collaborative of community members and organizations united by a shared common interest in building stronger communities along the Outer Banks National Scenic Byway now and for the future.  The collaborative crafts innovative projects that share and perpetuate the maritime culture of the region, encourage economic diversity, promote community health and wellness, and serve the needs of all residents.

What’s New

  • NC Sea Grant Seeks Applications for 2016 National Fisheries Fellowship
    December 15, 2015
    North Carolina Sea Grant is accepting applications from North Carolina graduate students for the 2016 National Sea Grant College Program/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries fellowship. This opportunity is open to U.S. citizens who are doctoral students in academic institutions in the United States and its territories. Applications are due to North Carolina Sea Grant by ...
  • Heathy Food Connections Bridge the Sounds
    December 2, 2015
    Harkers Island, North Carolina (December 2, 2015) – Students and teachers at East Carteret High School in Beaufort and Cape Hatteras Secondary School of Coastal Studies in Buxton are working together to build healthier local communities and economies.   The educational exchange is supported by a Creating New Economies Fund grant awarded by the Resourceful Communities Program ...
  • Blooming partners: Conetoe and Cape Hatteras
    November 27, 2015
    I was there when students from Cape Hatteras Secondary School traveled for the first time to Conetoe to kick off a food access partnership. About a year has passed, and the two communities are still meeting regularly to talk about sustainable food, poverty, and growing a future for their kids. Monday, students from Cape Hatteras led by Evan ...
  • Arts Partnership Program on Ocracoke
    November 18, 2015
    Ocracoke Alive’s Arts Partnership works to provide supplemental arts/creative education for students of Ocracoke.  Past courses have included painting, photography, pottery, sculpture, recycled critters, baking, cooking, gardening, dancing, theater, soap making, jewelry, mixed media, sand painting, tie-dye, collage and much more. Don’t hesitate to ask us about a subject you would like to offer. We ...
  • Grants Will Encourage Collaborative Community Research
    November 12, 2015
    North Carolina Sea Grant is requesting applications for its new Community Collaborative Research Grant Program, thanks to a new partnership with the William R. Kenan Jr. Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science at NC State University. “We are seeking proposals that focus on creative problem solving for environmental and regulatory issues,” explains Susan White, Sea Grant ...
  • New grant opportunity for food garden projects: Deadline Nov 12
    October 31, 2015
    SeedMoney offers traditional grants, but in addition to that we’re offering crowdfunding tools and technical assistance to food garden projects so that they can grow their own funding sources. The deadline for our first round of grants is November 12, right around the bend. More information:
  • Storytellers Casting Call
    October 31, 2015
    WNYC’s hit show ​ Snap Judgment ​  is now casting storytellers for Snap  LIVE! Led by Snap’s Glynn Washington, we’re looking for the world’s top  storytellers to electrify stage Snap in ​ fourteen  ​ amazing nights of  “Storytelling, with a beat” LIVE! That’s right, ​ Snap Judgment ​  is going on  tour. Between February 14th and February 28th, Snap is going to bring some of  the world’s greatest storytellers to thousands of people across the nation.  We’ve got shows in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut,  Vermont, Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and  Minnesota. Phew! Do you want to be a part of this brilliance? Good. We can’t wait to hear  your story.    We’ve put together some handy guidelines below to help you craft the  perfect audition piece. Give them a good read and watch the videos. (Trust  me, they’ll inspire.) When you’ve got your story dialed down send a  recording to ​​ . Please keep your videos  around 5 minutes long. Summaries are fine; cliffhangers are not. How Do I Know If My Story Is Right For Snap  Judgment LIVE? Snap Judgment is always in the market for cinematic, transportive tales  presented by charismatic performers. 1. Is there ​ weight ​ to your story?​  Do the characters have wants and  needs, hopes and fears? Is something real at stake? Is something at  stake for more than one person? 2. Is your story based around ​ actions that ​ you ​  move forward​ ?   Snap needs plot­heavy stories. This means if you tell us a story that  sounds like, “Here’s something that happened to me once and here’s  what it means…” We’ll say, “Cool. And then what did you ​ do ​ ?” 3. Is your story ​ surprising​ ? ​ Does your story play out in a  chronological order that gets revealed in an unexpected or novel  way? 4. Is there ​ something fresh ​ ...

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