Sound to Sea Evening Program Descriptions
Survival on the Coast:
Emphasizes the connection between social studies and science with demonstrations of skills used by coastal Native Americans and later cultures. This outdoor or indoor program is suitable for groups of all sizes.
First in Flight:
Showcases our live birds of prey with additional stations covering the history of flight in NC, properties of air, mechanics of flight, bird beak and raptor adaptations. This outdoor or indoor program is suitable for groups of all sizes.
Features large group activities designed to enhance group self-esteem and cooperation. This outdoor or indoor program is best suited for groups of 70 or less students, 5th grade or older (please let us know about any previous group-building activities.)
Habitat study groups, acting as escaped slaves, recreate the flight to freedom during the pre-Civil War time period. This outdoor program is best suited for 36 or more students and requires a back-up plan in case of rain. A minimum of 5-10 chaperones (depending on your group size) will role-play various characters on the Underground Railroad.
Beach Walk/Turtle Talk:
Casual yet informative. Students study our endangered sea turtles and the night creatures of the beach/dune area. This outdoor program is best suited for 60 or less students and requires a back-up plan in case of rain.
A mock town meeting allows each habitat study group to represent an interested party in a local beach development issue. This program is best suited for 60 or less students that are 5th grade or older
Outer Banks Stories and Sing-a-Long:
We'll intersperse fun songs and stories of our maritime heritage and perhaps we'll finish with a Carolina Ghost Story. This outdoor or indoor program is best suited for any size group of 5th grade or younger students.
Discovering myths and facts about pirates and privateers, students use problem solving skills to determine whether or not the recently-found wreck in Beaufort Inlet is Blackbeard's ship the Queen Anne's Revenge. This outdoor or indoor program is best suited for groups of 48 or less students.
Whales and Whalers:
New hands-on experiments showcase the amazing ways whales adapt to life in the ocean. Students will be astonished by the sheer size of these animals when they meet our life-sized inflatable Right Whale. Learn about NC's historical shore-based whaling culture and practice the skills needed for this dangerous profession. This outdoor or indoor program is good for any sized group, 6th grade or younger.
Small group experiments and activities illuminate the wonders of night vision and our nocturnal neighbors. This outdoor program is best suited for 60 or less students and requires a back-up plan in case of rain. This program is only available from mid-November to mid-March (when the time changes and it is dark after dinner.)