North Carolina

The Wild Waters of the Outer Banks With Your Grandchild

Get to know North Carolina wildlife with your grandchild as you board a research vessel, visit the breeding grounds of sea turtles, dissect a squid and see birds of prey up close.
Rating (4.67)
Program No. 18561RJ
5 days
Starts at
599 / ADULT
399 / CHILD

At a Glance

Get your toes wet with marine biology as you get up close and personal with the marine life and birds of North Carolina’s Outer Banks with your grandchild. Cast fishing nets and examine your catch of the day with experts. Onboard a research vessel, observe species trawled from waters supporting five species of sea turtles and nearly 100 species of fish and invertebrates. Any creatures you don’t observe at sea are sure to be out and about when you visit the North Carolina Aquarium’s 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit. Plus, practice wilderness survival techniques and hear stories and songs around the campfire.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles, some sandy gravel trails, low rolling dunes.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit the fragile nesting habitat of endangered sea turtles with a naturalist to learn about the journey of baby sea turtles from nest to ocean.
  • Take a scientific look at a species called "market squid" during a squid-dissection class.
  • Meet owls, hawks and more during a live birds of prey presentation.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12.
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Katie Rowlett
While in high school, Katie took an environmental science class and discovered her love of both environmental science and experiential education. Katie graduated from Haverford College with a degree in chemistry and environmental studies in 2016. After completing a service fellowship in Philadelphia and taking time to travel throughout the U.S. and Europe, she joined Sound to Sea as an instructor. After a year teaching with Sound to Sea, she became the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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