News release from the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher:
Kure Beach, NC – Ocean enthusiasts ages 13-18 are invited to “Beach Researchers – An Introduction to Surf Zone Field Methods” at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 21.
Those interested in fish biology will explore the surf zone ecosystem with Dr. Amanda Dickens from UNC Wilmington’s Department of Biology and Marine Biology and Aquarium staff. Workshop participants will learn how to catalog surf zone fish, practice using a seine net and take part in many other activities to get feet wet and hands sandy.
Participants will meet at the front plaza of the Aquarium at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. The workshop consists of three hours of outdoor activity - sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle are encouraged. Be prepared to get wet as participants will be wading in the surf zone.