Naturalist Badge

Observing, identifying, and classifying local flora and fauna helps introduce Scouts to the role of a naturalist. Scouts learn about flyways, see live animals in a classroom presentation and in our exhibits, and explore outdoor areas.


Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 25
Program Length: 4 hours

Naturalist Badge Program Agenda

Live Animal Presentation

Scouts learn about habits and habitats of reptiles and amphibians of the Cape Fear Region.

Aquarium Tour

A guided tour introduces Scouts to relevant native animals, including opportunities to identify venomous and otherwise hazardous flora and fauna.

Salt Marsh Exploration

Scouts observe, collect and identify marsh plants and animals. Activities include seine and/or dip netting. All equipment is provided.

*Program start times can be adjusted to fit your group’s needs. The Aquarium does not issue a badge for this program.

Please click here to review the Outdoor Exploration Guidelines to be prepared for you trip.

To schedule this program please contact the Special Activities Coordinator at 910-458-8257 x 206.