Researching the Surf Zone

Filed under: Fort Fisher by fortfisher on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Beach Researchers

Ocean enthusiasts ages 13-18 are invited to “Beach Researchers – An Introduction to Surf Zone Field Methods” at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 21.

Those interested in fish biology will explore the surf zone ecosystem with Dr. Amanda Dickens from UNC Wilmington’s Department of Biology and Marine Biology and Aquarium staff. Workshop participants will learn how to catalog surf zone fish, practice using a seine net and take part in many other activities to get feet wet and hands sandy.

Participants will meet at the front plaza of the Aquarium at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. The workshop consists of three hours of outdoor activity – sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle are encouraged. Be prepared to get wet as participants will be wading in the surf zone.

The workshop is free, however Aquarium admission is not included (general rates apply). The two sessions are limited to 12 participants each. In the event of inclement weather, the workshop will be cancelled. To register for this event, click here. For more information, call (910) 458-8257 ext. 236.