Wednesday, September 16, 2009

NC Aquarium Offers Scout Days

Boy and Girl Scouts are invited to visit the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher during our Scout Days, which offers diverse programs that focus on an aspect of the marine environment. The programs are tailored to help scouts complete their patch or badge requirements.

The Water Wonders program for Girl Scouts teaches troops the essentials about water education with an intense day filled with activities, adventures, and fun! The program agenda includes salt marsh crabbing, water testing and plankton observation, learning about the water cycle, and a self-guided tour through the Aquarium. This program will be held on Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Boy Scouts learn the basics of oceanography including the importance of studying marine environments with the Oceanography program. Scouts get hands-on experience doing lab activities and exploring the salt marsh. They also learn about different careers in marine science. The Oceanography program is offered on Saturday, October 24th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Observing, identifying, and classifying local flora and fauna helps introduce Boy Scouts to the role of an environmentalist in the Naturalist program. Scouts learn about flyways, see live animals in a classroom presentation and in our exhibits, and explore outdoor areas. The scouts will take a guided tour through the Aquarium, as well as visit the salt marsh to collect plants and animals. The Naturalist program is offered on Saturday, October 24th from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Scout groups can also schedule a behind the scenes tour, canoeing trip, or animal program. Scouts can attend the programs with their parents or troop. Space for the programs are limited and pre-registration is required. The cost is $15.00 per Girl Scout, $12.00 per Boy Scout, and $8.00 per adult. For more information about the Scout Programs call 910-458-7468 or visit

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