Jan. 16, 2009
Contact: Lori Davis, (252) 838-0883
RACHEL CARSON COASTAL RESERVE HOSTS SUMMER NATURALIST PROGRAMS
FOR STUDENTS IN PRESCHOOL THROUGH 8TH GRADE
BEAUFORT, N.C. – This summer the Rachel Carson Coastal Reserve will again host educational programs for students of all ages. All classes will be hands-on, field-based estuarine studies.
Junior Naturalist Program
Beginning June 17, the Junior Naturalist program for students in grades 4-8 will run Wednesdays through Aug. 5, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All classes will be held at the Reserve facility on Pivers Island in Beaufort. Students will conduct field investigations of estuaries. Activities will include marsh seining, water quality sampling, animal population studies, beach and marsh profiles and phytoplankton identification. The cost for all eight sessions is $100.
Adventures in the Estuary
Two sessions of Adventures in the Estuary will be held this summer for students in grades 1-3. The first session will be June 16, 18, 23 and 25, and the second session will be Aug. 4, 6, 11 and 13. Each session is $40 for all four classes. Classes are 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Preschool Storytime and Crafts
For the youngest students, Preschool Storytime and Crafts will be held from 9-10 a.m. on June 15, July 13 and Aug. 10. These sessions will include a story, estuarine critter observation and a related craft. All preschool sessions are free of charge, but registration is required. Topics will include hermit crabs, birds and snails.
All summer programs will be held at the Reserve’s classroom located on Pivers Island in Beaufort. For more information about these programs or to register, please contact Lori Davis at (252) 838-0883 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Rachel Carson Reserve, visit the Reserve’s Web site at www.nccoastalreserve.net.