Kids | Family
Join us for some fun, free and fantastically fishy educational activities with StriperFest 2013,January 19th from 10am-2pm, at the Coastline Convention Center Room A!
Education is an important component successful fishery restoration. Our fun activities focus on the Cape Fear River's incredible anadromous fish and the importance of restoring our fishery restoration.
For adults, the Fisheries Science forum starts at 10am.
At 11am, family activities include:
-Build a model of a rock arch rapids like the one at Lock & Dam #1 on our Cape Fear River
-Make a mobile of the anadromous fish found in the Cape Fear River
-Using a cane pole and a magnet catch a fish and see if you can identify them
-Learn Gyotaku - the Japanese art of fish printing
-Explore the internal and external anatomy of fisDesign your own fish on a stick
-Using microscopes and aquatic organisms learn how scientists determine water quality
-Learn about various fishing rods and practice casting your line into a hula hoop target
-Explore the migration patterns of striped bass in the cape Fear River
-See how the Division of Marine Fisheries biologists place tags in the fish to monitor their activity!
-River Cruises aboard "The Wilmington"
Boat Trips are $5 per person or $20 per family of 4 or more and snacks are available for purchase on board.
Boat Tour #1 - 10:15 -11:00 am
Boat Tour #2 - 11:15 - 12:00 pm
Boat Tour #3 - 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Members and Volunteer Appreciation Cruise - 2:45 - 3:45 pm - no charge! Free and ticketed boat rides for a small fee. * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information