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Fri, Sep 01


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Surf City Ecological Marine Adventures, Sea Turtle Rescue, & The Battleship of NC

Ecological Marine Adventures was born a passion project and has continued to be a passion project!

Surf City Ecological Marine Adventures, Sea Turtle Rescue, & The Battleship of NC
Surf City Ecological Marine Adventures, Sea Turtle Rescue, & The Battleship of NC

Time & Location

Sep 01, 2023, 1:00 PM – Sep 03, 2023, 12:00 PM

Surf City, Surf City, NC, USA

About the Event

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Ecological Marine Adventures was born a passion project and has continued to be a passion project! We are a small marine science center with a pure and simple mission: conservation education. EMA teaches kids (of all ages, even those crazy adults!) about the ocean. We do this through hands-on experiences, like field exploration, experiments, data collection, touch tanks, aquarium work, logbooks, and more. We know that as they dive into learning, through fun, they will grow to really love the ocean that is providing us with so much more than just summer adventure. As with all things that are loved, they are cared for, protected, even.

The mission of the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center is the conservation and preservation of all species of marine turtles, both in the water and on the beach. We accomplish this through the rescue, care, and release of sick and injured sea turtles, public education regarding the plight of sea turtles and the threat of their extinction, and learning opportunities for students of biology, wildlife conservation, and veterinary medicine from around the world. A nonprofit organization, we view our work as a privilege and are honored to work with these magnificent creatures. When: 9/1-9/3 Friday-Sunday

Itinerary: Friday: SEPTEMBER 1st

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Location: Ecological Marine Adventures Topic: Vertebrate Explorers Small introduction and presentation on vertebrates of the ocean. Then we will explore our seashore and all the amazing plants and animals that live on it. We will learn about different types of fish in our local waters, explore the internal and external anatomy of fish. Remove and ID different fish scales, hold live and dead specimens and make fish projects and diagrams. We will explore the ocean environment, use seine nets, sift through the sand, collect specimens and learn about the importance of water and how animals thrive & survive in the ocean world! We will then take part in a beach clean-up and option of Fish Dissection or Shell Collection/Scavenger Hunt.

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Group dinner!

Location: Daddy Mac's Beach Grille

Address: 108 N Shore Dr, Surf City, NC 28445

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Location: Ecological Marine Adventures Topic: Private Aquarium Tour and Touch Tank The aquarium is filled with information, ocean friends. smiling faces, fun, conservation education, and more! The touch tank adventure starts with a fossil dig followed by a shark station with real ancient teeth, digital microscopes, touch tanks, and more, including a full reptile room and stingrays! 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Location: Ecological Marine Adventures Topic: Night Hike and Ghost Crab Hunt Hunting ghost crabs is a unique, memorable experience sure to bring squeals of delight and memories that last a lifetime. We will be 'hunting' them with flashlights and learning all about them! We will release them back to their habitat when we are done.

Saturday: SEPTEMBER 2nd

10:00AM - 11:30 AM Location: Karen Beasley Turtle Rescue Address: 302 Tortuga Ln, Surf City, NC 28445 Time to grab lunch, hang out at the beach or explore! You will be responsible for your own meal. 1:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Ecological Marine Adventures Topic: Shark Explorers Shark Explorers is a fun, exciting, and educational curriculum that gives students the opportunity to explore and learn about present-day and prehistoric sharks. We will explore the unique and interesting life of these amazing animals through ID, hands-on exploration, life cycle, and other activities. We will partake in a pier walk and shark tooth hunt. They will be able to do more Seine net and data collection. There will be an option of a shark dissection or south end marsh walk. Marsh walk is a bit of a hike and maybe a bit odoriferous. Sunday: September 3rd


Location: NC Battleship


Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. From all across our nation they came, young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Great Depression and now determined to serve their country in its time of need. These are the men whose stories you will encounter as you explore 9 levels on the self-guided tour. Imagine yourself steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. JOIN THE CREW and experience the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!

Cost per Student for the whole trip: $75 Cost per Adult for the whole trip: $100 Hotel accommodations are on your own

Cancellation Policy*- This trip requires a 7 day cancellation window. You must cancel prior to 7 days before the event. If you have to cancel within 7 days, we can transfer the tickets to another person/family (You will have to find the transfer yourself). No refunds will be given within the 7 day window, unless you can find a transfer. If you are invoiced for an event, you have to let us know, if you no longer are interested in the event. Ignoring the invoice, without letting us know, will result in the invoice still needing to be paid. Some of The Homeschool Experience events will have special circumstances that will not follow these cancellation rules. They will be listed in each event and field trip.

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