Visual Impairments


  • Discoveries in Earth Science Program at ECU

    Applications are due by May 27th for the Discoveries in Earth Science Program.


    Program Brochure 

    Dates: July 10 (orientation)

    July 11-15

    July 18-22

    July 25-29

    The Discoveries in Earth Science (DES) program began in 2019 for elementary, middle, and high school students with blindness or visual impairment (BVI) and provides a unique opportunity for students in eastern North Carolina to learn Earth science in a university setting. Student participants will develop skills for identifying and characterizing geologic phenomena and materials. They will learn to use science equipment with accommodations and conduct science activities independently or with minimal assistance. Our staff and program personnel will include faculty and graduate students to support and encourage student experiences in learning Earth science. Additionally, there will be educational specialists with experience working with students with BVI that will be available to assist in our program’s mission. By the end of the program, we hope students with BVI will have the tools and skills to successfully conduct scientific activities in Earth Science

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  • College Readiness Checklist:

    This tool, developed by the experts at College Success @ Perkins, is just designed to help you understand what being “college ready” really means. It’ll guide you through taking stock of your current skills to identify strengths and areas for improvement so that when the time comes… you’ll be ready. Have questions? Want to know more? Get in touch - we’re always excited to talk college readiness! Call us at 617-972-7573 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you!

    College Readiness Checklist

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  • Duke Child Studies Research Opportunity

    If your young child has severe vision loss, they may be eligible to participate in a research study with Duke Child Studies. Please see flyer below for more information.

    Research Flyer

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  • DH Conley Student NC Science Fair Finalist

    Olivia with her science fair project board

    Olivia Holt, a student a DH Conley High School, qualified as a finalist to participate in the North Carolina Science Fair Foundation Virutal Showcase! Her project titled "A Look into Filtered Water Compared to Local Stream Water" is entered in the Earth and Environmental Science Division. Congratulations and good luck!

Last Modified on May 18, 2022