Aquarium Hosts Dear Awareness Day Sept 24th

By / Local Events / Tuesday, 30 August 2016 04:00

KURE BEACH, N.C. – The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will offer programs tailored especially for individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired on Saturday, September 24, 2016.  
Sign language, captioning or scripting will enhance many of the activities of the day – animal feedings, live-animal presentations and films – and interpreters will assist visitors at selected exhibits.
The dive program, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., will include an interpreter assisting with questions for the diver swimming inside the exhibit with sharks, rays and a green sea turtle.
The aquarium presents Deaf Awareness Day with the assistance of the Regional Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to draw attention to the needs and interests of the hearing-impaired.
Scheduled Aquarium activities on Sept. 24 include:
10:00 Animal Encounter
10:30 Dive Show
11:00 Feeding: Sharktooth Ledge
11:30 Creature Feature: Reptiles, features a live animal
1:30 Ocean Odyssey: Birds, features a live animal
2:00 Animal Encounter
2:30 Dive Show
3:00 Feeding: Shadows on the Sand
3:30 Animal Encounter: Alligator
4:00 Film (with closed captioning)
About the Aquarium - The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located south of Kure Beach, a short drive south from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The Aquarium is one of three state aquariums in North Carolina administered by the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR).
General information:
The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is one of only 230 accredited members of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, a non-profit organization dedicated to the highest standards in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science and recreation. In addition, the Aquarium is an AZA partner in SAFE: Saving Animals from Extinction. More on AZA:


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