Planning a visit to NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island? Interested in having fun and learning about the plants, animals, habitats and history of the Outer Banks? Join other budding biologists in the new Jr. Marine Biologist Patch Program – an exciting discovery adventure for ages 6 and up to explore the Aquarium’s animals and exhibits.
What is a Jr. Marine Biologist?
Jr. Marine Biologists attend programs, ask questions, complete workbook activities and promise to take care of the natural world. It’s a great way to learn and have fun at the Aquarium! As a Jr. Marine Biologist, you can help others learn how to care for our oceans.
How do you become a Jr. Marine Biologist?
When you arrive at the Aquarium, stop by the Visitor Services desk in the lobby and purchase your Jr. Marine Biologist workbook. The workbook has three age-appropriate sections: ages 6-7, 8-10 and 11 and up. Now you’re set to begin your marine biologist training.
Cost is $5 and preregistration is not required.
Complete the workbook activities that match your age group and choose of one the many interesting Aquarium programs to attend. Then, take your completed workbook to Visitor Services to self-check your answers and receive your official Jr. Marine Biologist patch.
As an honorary scientist, you’re ready to share your new knowledge with others.