North Carolina
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.
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Program No. 18561RJ
5 days
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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.
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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 and 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.
  • 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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Becca Knudson was born and raised in Ellicott City, Maryland. For college, she traveled west and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, graduating with a degree in Geography. After graduating from BYU, Becca worked for the American Youth Foundation in Shelby, Michigan. But, the mountains weren’t through with her yet, this time to Idaho to complete her M.S. Natural Resources degree. While Becca treasures her true winter experience, she was more than a little willing to trade it in for life on the coast.
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