Earth Day at the North Carolina Aquarium

Friday, April 22nd may be Earth Day for most of the Earth, but Earth Day is Saturday, April 16th at the Aquarium! The Crystal Coast is, once again, ahead of the curve.

The free festivities will be taking place at Fort Macon State Park. Where else can you get a close-up, hands-on experience with turtles, alligators, lizards and snakes? You don’t even have to register.Marsh-grass

If “spiders and snakes” aren’t your cup of java, we have an alternative gift for the planet on Earth Day itself. There will be a marsh-grass planting project from 1:30 to 4:00 PM on the 23rd in Salter Path. There’s no training, specific time commitment or fee required. This is a great project for families or groups with children, and is appropriate for anyone ages five and up. Simply sign up online or  call 252-247-4003, come out and get your hands dirty!

An hour in the Aquarium will show you how marshes are a vital habitat for many different species. They are important for humans and coastal protection as well. Be prepared to get wet and muddy! This particular event has limited space, so be sure to register online.

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