SciRen Coast Networking Event
FEb. 15 (5:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
For Researchers and Educators
Are you interested in speaking with local marine scientists about how to incorporate scientific research in the classroom? This year the Duke University Marine Lab, UNC Institute of Marine Science, East Carolina University, and the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores are collaborating to present the 6th Annual SciREN Coast event. This event will bring K-12 STEM teachers and informal educators together with marine science researchers from various universities and institutions across eastern North Carolina. We have new researchers presenting this year, so if you have attended in the past there will be new lesson plans available.
The SciREN Coast networking event promises to be an evening of relaxed conversations between educators and researchers. It is a FREE event. At SciREN events, researchers provide educators with K-12 classroom ready lesson plans, which are based on their current work and adhere to state and national educational standards. The event will be held at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Additionally, SciREN gives researchers and educators opportunities to arrange classroom visits and to collaborate on curriculum development.
Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents
March 3, 2018
Put on some wings, a dash of glitter and let your imagination fly during the Aquarium’s annual Fairy Day. Build fairy and gnome houses on the nature trail, search for mermaid and fairy doors around the Aquarium and make your own magic wand. Add to the fun and come dressed as a fairy, gnome, sea serpent or other mythical character. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Free with admission or membership.
Get Hooked Fishing School
Fish on! Sign up now for the annual Get Hooked Fishing School hosted by the Aquarium. The popular one-day course on Saturday, March 17, features in-depth presentations by experienced anglers on many aspects of the sport, including topics such as inshore fishing for striper, drum, trout, mackerel and flounder, fly fishing, and offshore fishing. Additional demonstrations will feature fly-tying or instructions on helpful knots.
The school offers an opportunity to gather a lot of information in one day at one place. The action-packed event includes participation in up to six sessions of instruction, a catered lunch, giveaways and drawings for some great fishing gear. Agencies and businesses of interest to fishermen and boaters will be on hand.
Get Hooked is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and all sessions are at the Aquarium. Advance registration is required and space is limited. The fee is $60 per person; $54 for Aquarium members. See the website for more information or to sign up online. Registration also is accepted by phone and at visitor services at the Aquarium. Get Hooked is sponsored by the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.