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Science Fun in State Parks!

 

 

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Sunday and every Saturday until Sun Sep 01 2019.
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

A NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

Come out to the park and join a ranger to learn about some of the biology, natural history, and the conservation efforts of these amazing shellfish.  You will get a chance to get a closer look at a live oyster straight from our marsh waters!  They’re not just good tasting… they are so important to coastal Carolina in so many ways!
 

Date of Event:
Monday, April 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

A NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

2019 is the Year of the Snake for North Carolina State Parks!  Snakes are always a slithering favorite for many people!  And so are lizards, gators, and…  Spring is here, and the weather is warming up… just in time for our cold-blooded creatures as they become more active throughout the park.  During this half-mile interpretive hike you will locate and learn to identify the different reptile species that inhabit the woods here at Hammocks Beach State Park.  MEET AT VISITOR CENTER.

NOTE: Bug spray and proper hiking shoes are recommended.
 

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Have you ever looked up at the stars? Noticed any constellations? Planets? Did we really land on the moon 50 years ago? Come and meet a park ranger from the Cliffs of the Neuse, and join us as we explore stories behind constellations you can see during different parts of the year from your own backyard. We'll learn more about the things we can see with our eyes or with telescopes and do a fun craft.

This program will take place at the Wayne County Library on Ash Street.

Date of Event:
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Start Location:
Wayne County Public Library (Ash Street, Goldsboro)

Take a hike with a park ranger and learn about the fascinating world of carnivorous plants that grow at Carolina Beach State Park. See plants that bite back such as sundews bladderworts butterworts pitcher plants and the Venus fly trap. 

Date of Event:
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Start Location:
Meet at the Nature Trail Lane Parking area

A NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

Have you ever been so cold that you couldn't move?  You were stone cold?  What is your body doing?  Come out to the park for this experimental and informative program as we discuss the effects of hypothermia through a fun activity that will get you thinking about remembering to bundle up next time you go outside on a cold day.  You will even learn about some safety tips that will help you survive in a goose bump situation.
 

Date of Event:
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

A NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

Paper is JUST paper, right?  Where does it come from?  The store?  The factory?  Join a ranger in this hands-on activity where you will get a chance to learn about what all is needed to make paper.  It is so important for us to reduce, reuse, and recycle when we can!  You will then get a chance to make your own recycled paper to take home and use.
 

Date of Event:
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

A NORTH CAROLINA SCIENCE FESTIVAL EVENT

Learn about this widely spread animal who has managed to make its home all over North America.  See how it has adapted to survive in the wildland urban interface and has been able to thrive in all types of habitats.  You will get a chance to learn about using a wildlife camera that can capture images of anything that walks by it... even you!  We will show you some of our own photos that were taken here at Hammocks Beach State Park with our own game cameras.  You might be surprised who lives here in these woods!
 

Date of Event:
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center