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NC Science Festival in Hyde County: Aquaculture and Seafood Industry Education Day


Posted Monday, April 11, 2016

Diana Hackenburg, North Carolina Sea Grant, 919-515-1092 or

On Wednesday, April 13, Hyde County middle- and high-school students will learn about aquaculture technology, environmental science and related careers from local experts at this education day organized by North Carolina Sea Grant in conjunction with the North Carolina Science Festival.


  • Hyde County middle- and high-school students
  • Carteret Community College (Dave Cerino)
  • Hyde County Extension (Lee Brimmage, Natalie Wayne)
  • Hyde County Office of Planning and Economic Development (Kris Noble)
  • Hyde County Soil and Water Conservation District (Daniel Brinn, Debbie Cahoon)
  • Mattamuskeet Seafood Company (Corey Carawan)
  • North Carolina Coastal Federation (Erica Connery, Sara Hallas)
  • North Carolina Sea Grant (Jane Harrison, Jenny Holder, Chuck Weirich)
  • Outer Banks Catch (Sandy Ross)

What: Aquaculture and Seafood Industry Education Day for Hyde County middle- and high-school students in conjunction with the NC Science Festival

When: Wednesday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  — Panel Presentations by Aquaculture and Seafood Industry Experts
  • 10 a.m. – Noon — Interactive Seafood Industry, Science, & Technology Table Displays
  • 1 – 2:30 p.m. — Field Trip to Mattamuskeet Seafood Company

Where: Mattamuskeet Early College High School Gym, 20392 U.S. 264, Swan Quarter, NC 27885

Media Visuals: Images of students and local experts; interactive displays of aquatic animals, tools, and gear used in the aquaculture industry; expert presentations on aquaculture and seafood industry topics; tour of Mattamuskeet Seafood Company


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