What’s better than an evening on the water? The Coastal Studies Institute is excited to launch a new series of family programs one evening each month this summer.
Tailored to elementary and middle school-aged children and their adult(s), Evening in the Estuary will include a boat ride through the Croatan Sound to a marsh island two nautical miles from CSI’s campus. Instructors will lead the public in fun, coastal science-based activities that will have them wading the shallow waters, surveying the sandy shores, and exploring the grassy uplands. Participants of all ages will learn about estuarine biology and ecology, investigate plant and animal adaptations, seine for critters, demonstrate food webs, and more.
These programs will be offered on Thursday, July 27, Thursday, August 24, and Thursday, September 14 from 4-6 PM on the ECU Outer Banks Campus. Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program cost is $15 per person. These events are weather dependent. In the event of inclement weather, including thunderstorms and high winds, the programs will not be canceled; instead, family-friendly backup activities of related content will replace the on-the-water program. A bathing suit, towel, and sun protection are recommended for the planned activities. All participants must be wearing closed-toed shoes to participate. Come curious and prepared to be outside, get wet, learn, and have fun!