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Touch Tank Tuesday
July 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until August 27, 2019
Drop in for Touch Tank Tuesday and see what kinds of plants and animals are living in our local estuarine shorelines. The interactive touch tank program runs every Tuesday, June through August from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Each week a variety of coastal plants and animals are carefully collected for the Tuesday program and later released. From purple sea urchins and red and green algae to blue crabs and orange horse conchs, the rainbow of wildlife to view and hold varies each week. Touch tank guests can learn about the local critters and the coastal habitats where they can be found.
Interactive stations for guests to enjoy are also offered in addition to the touch tanks. Visitors will have the opportunity to look at organisms under a microscope, explore their creativity with fun crafts, coloring and board games related to our local aquatic ecosystems.
The event is free, but your donations are greatly appreciated. Your donation at the event will support the Touch Tanks program and other federation education programs that promote and inspire coastal stewardship through hands-on exploration. Touch Tank Tuesday is open to people of all ages; however, an adult should accompany children under the age of 15.
Please be aware that metered parking has been added to the Wrightsville Beach Historic Square. The first 2 hours of parking are free, but as space is very limited in the square we strongly suggest parking at Wrightsville Beach Park located at 3 Bob Sawyer Dr, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480 and walking over to our center.
Summer camps and other large groups are encouraged to contact Bonnie Mitchell, details listed below, to set-up a private Touch Tank Tuesday session. We welcome and wish to educate everyone, and ask that for-profit organizations make a donation to help us accommodate their group.
Full event details are available at nccoast.org/events. Contact Bonnie Mitchell, coastal outreach specialist, at 910-508-2838 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Touch Tank Tuesday is supported by Holiday Inn Resort and the Landfall Foundation.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in its programs or activities.