Museum of Coastal Carolina offers family-friendly, coastal-themed programs on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.
Museum of Coastal Carolina is offering a program called Coastal Discoveries on the second and fourth Saturday of each month at 11 am. Participants will investigate the array of things found on the beach and learn about the purpose of the various structures seen along the shore.
On January 14 Sand Scavengers will offer a look at shells, shark’s teeth and more. This interactive program will talk about beach-friendly shell practices, finding tidal treasures and how to keep the beach safe for animals and people.
On January 28 the focus will be Sea turtles. Sea turtles are frequent visitors to the North Carolina coast, with several individuals nesting on beaches from the Outer Banks to Ocean Isle Beach.
Participants will learn about the species of sea turtles in North Carolina, how volunteers track sea turtle nests and what we can all do to protect sea turtles.
There will also be a chance to experience being a sea turtle scientist through the Sea Turtle Quest virtual reality program.
These family programs are designed by Jamie Justice, education manager for the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. Justice received her Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology from Bowling Green State University and her Master of Science in Environmental Science with concentrations in Marine and Coastal Education and Coastal Management from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
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Coastal Discoveries Family Programs
Second and Fourth Saturdays, 11 am
Museum of Coastal Carolina
21 E. Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach
Admission is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (62+), $8 for children (3 to 12), and free for ages 2 and younger