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Kids Enjoy Educational Field Trip To Carolina Beach State Park

Over 40 kids ages 8 to 13 took a field trip to the Carolina Beach State Park Friday August 4th as part of a Summer Camp program with the Wilmington Parks and Recreation Department to learn about fishing, crabbing and other topics. Over 40 kids ages 8 to 13 took a field trip to the Carolina Beach State Park Friday August 4th as part of a Summer Camp program with the Wilmington Parks and Recreation Department to learn about fishing, crabbing and other topics.

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Wilmington Parks and Recreation Department took a field trip to the Carolina Beach State Park on August 4th. Over 40 kids enrolled in the MLK Rec Center Summer Camp program visited the park to learn about casting and fishing including catching blue crabs. Staff from the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and the NC Division of Marine Fisheries educated kids on proper casting techniques, different types of rigs, sustainable fishing practices, the types of bait to use and how to identify different fish. The Carolina Beach Fire Department and Lifeguards were on hand to teach kids how to deal with rip currents as well as a tour of the Department's new Fire and Rescue Boat. Captain Chuck Dunlap of Nauti Times Boat Rentals in Carolina Beach thanked the Ranger's at the State Park and all of the many volunteers for hosting the event. For more info on programs at the MLK Center call 910.341.7866