The virtual Touch Tank Tuesday Program hosted by the staff of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s southeast office is available on YouTube.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation’s educational program, Touch Tank Tuesday, has gone online this summer to keep staff and visitors safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program for all ages goes live at 10 a.m. every Tuesday on the federation’s Facebook page. The program features everything from purple sea urchins and red and green algae to blue crabs and orange horse conchs.
“While we’ve missed hosting Touch Tank Tuesday in person at our southeast coastal education center this summer, we have really enjoyed connecting with the public through this virtual program. It’s fun seeing the positive responses come in from all around the country. This has turned out to be a very useful tool in spreading our message far and wide and a great way for us to inspire coastal stewardship,” said Bonnie Mitchell, southeast coastal education coordinator, in a statement.
The federation has also launched a Distance Learning Lab to help stay connected while folks are home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Each video highlights an important goal of the federation, features local species and includes a fun, easy activity to do at home. Viewers are encouraged to share what they create on social media by tagging @nccoastlfed.