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Party for the Planet at the Aquarium

Party for the Planet
Pine Knoll Shores

This year for Earth Day, party for the planet at the Aquarium and take home the skills to keep the party going. Join the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for a weekend-long celebration during Party for the Planet, April 21-23. This year’s theme focuses on connections. Watch for displays and activities, both indoor and outdoor, emphasizing our connection to the natural world, with a focus on those we can find in our own backyard.

Aquarium Educator Jeff Harms said, “Party for the Planet is a great way for kids and families to learn about the connections they have to animals and the environment. Kids can learn techniques to positively impact the world around them through their everyday activities.”

Harms said each year education staff chooses a different theme for Party for the Planet, one that gives people the knowledge and skills to care for the earth now and to sustain it for future generations to enjoy. The event always corresponds to Earth Day, which is April 22, 2017.

This year will feature an outdoor bingo scavenger hunt. Visitors will take a bingo card along the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Trail and search for natural items. While marking their card for each found item, participants will learn about the plants and animals found in this area.

Visitors can also participate in the Great Shark Eggcase Hunt. Did you know that some sharks lay egg cases? Find images of egg cases around the aquarium and learn about sharks at the same time. Take home the information, and on your next beach walk you’ll be able to identify any shark eggcase you happen find. The classroom will feature different types of eggs including sea turtles, sharks, birds and amphibians.