Category: Teacher Resources

dotted sea turtle

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May2018
Endangered Species Day is annually celebrated nationally on or around May 18. This day allows us to recognize our protected species while celebrating conservation successes. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will host an Endangered Species Day on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Special programs and activities will be happening throughout ... Read More
May 8, 2018Gail Lemiec
andi_webb_boat

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Jan2018
Happy January everyone! This month we are shining a spotlight on an educator. Andi recently participated in a Sea Turtle Exploration workshop at the Aquarium and used some of the curriculum with her students. Learn more about her below!NameAndi WebbSubject/Grade level taughtI teach K-5th grade remediation in all subject areas. ... Read More
January 26, 2018Gail Lemiec
Loggerhead Hatchling Transfer SQ-1

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Sep2017
Hello Everyone and Welcome Back! Waving a fond farewell to summer and with a hint of fall in the morning air, another school year begins. As you sharpen those No. 2 pencils, it may be difficult to believe sea turtle hatchlings are still making their way out of nests on the ... Read More
September 28, 2017Gail Lemiec
craftyturtles

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May2016

Crafty Critters

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We are wrapping up another year on Sea Turtle Exploration and what a great year it has been! We released last year’s hatchlings and welcomed new ones, helped nurse cold-stunned sea turtles back to health, met a three-flippered sea turtle named Calypso and discovered that sea turtles can glow in the ... Read More
May 26, 2016Casey Radley
moray1

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Mar2016

Easy Being Green

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For St. Patrick’s Day, we are going to highlight a few of our “green” animals living here at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Not all of these critters are turtles, or even reptiles, but learning about different types of animals is a great way for your students to compare ... Read More
March 17, 2016Casey Radley
Ms Lautens class

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Dec2015

Teacher Spotlight

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For our last blog post of the year, we bring you a special guest writer. This week we are hearing from Ms. Lausten, a teacher from Virginia who is kind enough to share her experience using the Sea Turtle Exploration curriculum in her fourth grade classroom.Last fall I was lucky enough to walk ... Read More
December 10, 2015Casey Radley
Spiny Softshell Turtle 3

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Dec2015

The Pancake Turtle

This week we are highlighting a different species of turtle that is a bit funny looking: the spiny softshell turtle. These turtles are aquatic, but instead of swimming in the ocean like sea turtles, they live in freshwater habitats. Spiny softshell turtles are found in rivers, lakes and streams located ... Read More
December 3, 2015Casey Radley

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Oct2015

Nesting Numbers

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Nesting season is coming to a close, but not without record nesting numbers! Take a look at last summer’s nests compared with this past summer’s nests on the beaches near the Aquarium:In fact, Fort Fisher had 33 more nests than its previous high record back in 2012. High sea turtle ... Read More
October 1, 2015Casey Radley
Hatchling9-1-15

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Sep2015

New Additions!

The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher welcomed two new hatchling loggerhead sea turtles last month! Our new additions will serve as the upcoming year’s sea turtle ambassadors and help educate visitors about their cousins in the wild.The hatchlings came from a nest located on Fort Fisher’s State Recreation Area. The ... Read More
September 24, 2015Casey Radley
Yearling29-16-15

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Sep2015
Sea turtle hatchlings that came into our care last August are now yearlings. Many of you have followed their progress and growth. Soon they will be ready for release into the wild, after receiving the all clear from Aquarium veterinarian staff.To look back on the measurements of our 2014-2015 hatchlings, ... Read More
September 17, 2015Casey Radley