18561
Southern Outer Banks
Explore the Waters & Wild of the Outer Banks with your Grandchild
Experience marine life with your grandchild as you sail on a research vessel, visit the breeding grounds of sea turtles, dissect a squid and enjoy a presentation on birds of prey.
Rating (5)
Program No. 18561RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
449
Getting There
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At a Glance

Get up close and personal with the marine life of North Carolina’s Outer Banks as you and your grandchild cast fishing nets, examine your catch and thrill in the sight of creatures swimming along the shorelines. 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. Practice wilderness survival techniques and hear stories and songs around the campfire.
Activity Level
Active
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 and learn about the journey of baby sea turtles from nest to ocean.
  • Take a scientific look at the market squid during squid dissection class.
  • See owls, hawks and more during a live birds of prey presentation.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12.
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Coordinated by Trinity Conference Center.