Pine Knoll Shores Conservation Projects

Volunteer Service Corps Program

Join the Aquarium education team and let's get to work to make a positive change in our communities! Opportunities are available for individuals, families and groups to volunteer for a few hours to participate in field conservation efforts spearheaded by the Aquarium and our community partners. Learn about the habitats, animals and conservation efforts happening in your community.

Look for volunteer opportunities throughout the year



Project Clean Our Waterways

May 4 (9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

The Aquarium Volunteer Service Corps program invites you to help turn the tide on trash during a marine debris clean up on May 4.

Join forces with the Aquarium, the North Carolina Coastal Reserve and the National Estuarine Research, Duke Marine Lab Marine Robotics and Remote Science Lab, and the town of Beaufort. During the clean up, 30 volunteers will board a boat and assist with the removal of marine trash from our waterways and coastline. This activity is not recommended for small children but is an ideal event for 8 years and older. 

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Marsh Grass Planting

May 16 (10 a.m. - noon)

The North Carolina Coastal Federation, in partnership with Sound to Sea at the Trinity Center and the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, invites volunteers to help protect shoreline, one plant at a time

Volunteers will plant salt marsh grasses to help protect the shoreline from erosion and create habitat for hundreds of marine creatures.

This marsh grass planting event is part of a living shoreline project. For more information on living shorelines check out the Living Shorelines Academy. The Living Shorelines Academy is an online exchange of information that encourages the use of environmentally friendly erosion control practices to protect valuable waterfront property.

What to Bring: Water Shoes, Sunscreen, Reusable water bottle

Space is limited and due to the nature of this project. This project is suitable for volunteers ages 8 and up.

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