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The Nicholas School Naturalists (Nic Nats) is a natural history and outdoors club within the Nicholas School of Environment. Our outdoor trips, which include hiking, backpacking, climbing, rafting, canoeing, birding, scuba diving, and more, are open to any graduate students within the Nicholas School.

The events range from local (around the Triangle) to visiting further away places in North Carolina and the surrounding Southeastern States.


2016-2017 Student Leaders/Officers

President: Congjie Shi 
Communications Officer: Kristin Murphy 
Treasurer: Wenyu Zhang 

2017-2018 Student Leaders or Officers

President: Alex Rudee
Treasurer: Adam Long
Beaufort Representative: Joe Fader

    Contact Info

    Alex Rudee --

    Faculty/Staff Advisors

    Faculty Advisor: Nicolette Cagle