Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Aquarium plans ‘Deaf Awareness Day,’ Sept. 12

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will offer a lineup of programs tailored especially for the deaf and hard of hearing on Saturday, Sept 12.

Sign language, captioning or scripting will enhance most of the activities of the day – animal feedings, live-animal presentations and films – and interpreters will assist visitors at selected exhibits.

The dive program, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., will include an interpreter assisting with questions for the diver.

The aquarium presents Deaf Awareness Day with the assistance of the Regional Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, to draw attention to the needs and interests of the hearing-impaired.

Scheduled Aquarium activities on Sept. 12 include:

10:00 am Film: Web of Life
10:30 am Dive Show
11:00 am Buzzard Bay feeding
11:30 am Spiny Skinned Animals
12:00 pm Film: Nightlife
1:30 pm Live Alligator program
2:30 pm Dive Show
3:00 pm Alligator feeding
3:30 pm Film: Unlovables

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