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.
Marsh Grass PLanting
June 4 at 8:30 am
Join the Aquarium at Fort Macon State Park for a marsh grass planting as part of a Living Shoreline Project. Volunteers for this planting project will meet at the Fort Macon beach access. Marsh grass helps stabilize the shoreline which in turn helps protect from storm surges, breaks up wave strength, and keeps estuaries safe for growing fish.
This event is part of our Party for the PLanet: Spring into Action celebration!
Dune Grass PLanting
June 4 at 1:30 pm
Join the Aquarium in planting dune grass this summer as part of our Party for the Planet events. Grass helps stabilize dunes and shorelines which in turn helps protect from storm surges and winds. We'll be planting dune grass at Fort Macon State Park.
Parking will be free and snacks and water will be provided by the Aquarium, as will gloves and necessary planting tools (although they are free to bring their own gloves). Participants need to bring a reusable bottle and prepare to be on the beach for a while (bring hats, sunscreen, etc.).