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Register Now for the Aquatic WILD Workshop for Educators

Contact: Erika Young,

Formal and non-formal educators interested in teaching people about aquatic wildlife and ecology can register now for the August 12 event. 

The Aquatic WILD workshop offered through the NC Wildlife Resources Commission is for formal and non-formal educators interested in teaching about aquatic wildlife and ecology. This year, The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and North Carolina Sea Grant are facilitating this workshop to be held in Kure Beach. 

Aquatic WILD materials build upon developments in wildlife conservation, as well as advances in instructional methodology in Pre-K through 12th-grade.

“Sea Grant is proud to co-host Aquatic WILD, a Criteria I workshop for the Environmental Certification program,” says Erika Young, NC Sea Grant’s coastal and marine education specialist. “Please join us for marine themed activities, including microplastics collection, sea turtle biology, microscopic pond critters, and more.”

The workshop at NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher will have a marine focus. Participants will receive the Aquatic WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activity Guide. The guide contains field investigations, “In Step With STEM activity extensions,” connections to wildlife careers, new activities on fish conservation and angling, and an increased focus on outdoor activities.

Materials are provided free of charge by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. 

Professional development credits also are available:

  • Criteria I credit of NC OEE Environmental Education Certification.
  • CEU credit for school teachers, and a homework option is available.

Date and Time: August 12, 9:00-4:00 p.m.

Location: NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located at 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC 28449. Phone number is (910) 772-0500.

Cost: $25 (fee covers Aquarium admission, Behind-the-Scenes access, and instruction)

Register now.

For more information, contact Erika Young: 919-513-1145 or