Happy National Environmental Education Week! EE Week takes place this week from April 19-23, 2021 and is an opportunity to celebrate environmental education and the wonderful impact it has on people of all ages. It is also a great time to highlight the exciting job of being an environmental educator! Environmental education comes in many forms, and can be formal (such as in a classroom at school) or self-led (exploring...


Wilson’s Plovers are a species of special concern in North Carolina. Over the years, their numbers have been declining. Wilson’s Plover utilizes the terminal groin and West Beach areas of Bald Head Island for nesting during the late spring and summer months. There are protective postings that are put up in these areas to give the birds a large and safe place to nest and raise their chicks. We encourage people...


Photo taken by Jerry Waits Rick and Hilary Gerhardt of Catlett, Virginia came to Bald Head Island with their two young children for a family reunion more than 20 years ago. “ Immediately, we were so taken with the natural beauty of BHI,” said Hilary. They realized there was no place like it. For many years they came to BHI for just one week during the summer. They were introduced to the Conservancy...