Pine Knoll Shores Special Events

Volunteer Service Corps Upcoming Projects

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 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Help protect the shoreline in Bogue Banks on May 16 by participating in a shoreline restoration project. The North Carolina Coastal Federation is partnering with Sound to Sea at the Trinity Center and the NC Aquarium to plant marsh grass as part of a Living Shoreline project. Volunteers will plant marsh grass that will help protect shorelines from erosion and create habitat for marine creatures. 

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Exploring the Deep Ocean with NOAA

Professional Development for Educators of Grades 6-12

Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Educators are invited to join NOAA OER facilitators to learn Why We Explore (Volume 1) and How We Explore (Volume 2) the deep ocean. Participants will learn about the importance of ocean exploration and the advanced technological capabilities of the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer used to explore the deep ocean. This 7-hour professional development will introduce standards-based, hands-on
activities and online resources that guide classroom teaching and learning. Ocean health, sophisticated underwater mapping technologies, unique deep-sea ecosystems, remotely operated vehicles and telepresence are just a few of the topics covered.

Registration is required and space is limited. Educators will receive the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Education Materials Collection Volume 1: Why Do We Explore? and Volume 2: How Do We Explore?, additional resources and a NOAA Ocean Exploration Certificate of Participation. Continental breakfast, lunch and a $75 stipend will be provided.

If you have previously participated in a Why Do We Explore? or How Do We Explore? Professional Development, this offering will be redundant. Registration Deadline is April  28, 2017


Questions? Contact Pam Pittman at 252-247-4003 ext 257 or

Bird's Eye View: Free-Flight Bird Show

Starting May 27

Starting May 27, flock to the Big Rock Theater to get a close look at some impressive birds. The show highlights the unique features of owls, pelicans, vultures and other species. The audience enjoys extraordinary close encounters with these engaging creatures. Event is free with admission or membership. Check back later for program times. 

New Art Show: "Pulse - Water and our World"

(now through June)


The Spadefish Gallery features a new art exhibit of  black and white photography by Mike Basher. Delicate, tranquil, simplicity have all been used describe Basher's photography collection of outdoor scenes. 

Basher's collection of large format, black and white photogaphs, is titled PULSE and focuses on how water shapes the world. You can get more information about the artist by visiting the artist's website

The Aquarium regularly exhibits unique art, and shows change quarterly.  "PULSE" will be on display until the end of June and is free with admission or membership. 

Summer Camp Registration

Registration Now Open: Online Only

REgistraiton is Online Only

Sign up the kids for summer camp fun. Camp registration begins April 1 at 6 a.m. Camps are popular so set your alarm. Registration is available online only, so be sure to bookmark our website! Summer camps are offered by age group for kids entering kindergarten through eighth grade throughout the summer. Kids enjoy behind-the-scenes action and plenty of outdoor and hands-on adventure.

Registration Begins April 1

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