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DEAF AWARENESS DAY Sept. 24

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will offer programs tailored especially for individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired on Saturday, September 24, 2016. 

Sign language, captioning or scripting will enhance many 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 swimming inside the exhibit with sharks, rays and a green sea turtle.

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. 24 include:
10:00 Animal Encounter
10:30 Dive Show
11:00 Feeding: Sharktooth Ledge
11:30 Creature Feature: Reptiles, features a live animal
1:30 Ocean Odyssey: Birds, features a live animal
2:00 Animal Encounter
2:30 Dive Show
3:00 Feeding: Shadows on the Sand
3:30 Animal Encounter: Alligator
4:00 Film (with closed captioning)

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