Formal and nonformal educators interested in teaching about aquatic wildlife and ecology can register now for the Aquatic WILD workshop taking place next month.
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher and North Carolina Sea Grant are facilitating the workshop scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 12 in the aquarium, 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach.
Cost is $25 and covers admission, Behind-the-Scenes access and instruction.
Offered through the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the Aquatic WILD workshop will have a marine focus.
Participants will receive the Aquatic WILD K-12 Curriculum & Activity Guide that contains field investigations related to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, connections to wildlife careers, new activities on fish conservation and angling, and an increased focus on outdoor activities.
“Sea Grant is proud to co-host Aquatic WILD, a Criteria I workshop for the Environmental Certification program,” Erika Young, Sea Grant’s coastal and marine education specialist, said in a statement. “Please join us for marine themed activities, including microplastics collection, sea turtle biology, microscopic pond critters, and more.”
Professional development credits also are available for educators.