Teacher Open House at Aquarium October 15th

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KURE BEACH, N.C. — North Carolina teachers are invited to visit the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for Teacher Open House on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.
Aquarium education staff will be on hand to help teachers explore all of the options available to engage students including: field trip options, outdoor exploration, outreach, distance learning, sea turtle STEAM curriculum, and teacher workshop opportunities.
Program demonstrations, Behind the Scenes and salt marsh tours occur throughout the day from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Those teachers interested in participating in the salt marsh tours should bring a change of shoes and clothes and be prepared to get wet and muddy.
The Aquarium’s Teacher Open House is free to all N.C. teachers (with a school ID) and up to three family members.
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: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher 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: AZA.org
 About the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) is the state agency with a vision to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources to build the social, cultural, educational and economic future of North Carolina. Led by Secretary Susan Kluttz, NCDNCR's mission is to improve the quality of life in our state by creating opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries and nature in North Carolina by stimulating learning, inspiring creativity, preserving the state's history, conserving the state's natural heritage, encouraging recreation and cultural tourism, and promoting economic development.
 NCDNCR includes 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, two science museums, three aquariums and Jennette's Pier, 39 state parks and recreation areas, the N.C. Zoo, the nation's first state-supported Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the State Archives, the N.C. Arts Council, State Preservation Office and the Office of State Archaeology, along with the Division of Land and Water Stewardship. For more information, please call (919) 807-7300 or visit www.ncdcr.gov


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