StriperFest Community Education Day

More than 500 people passed through the Education Day exhibits of the Cape Fear River Watch 2015 StriperFest at the Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington. Volunteers, interns and staff provided a learning environment accessible to everyone who came through the door.

Come out and bring the whole family to learn about fisheries of the Cape Fear River!

More than 500 people passed through the Education Day exhibits of the Cape Fear River Watch 2015 StriperFest at the Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington. Volunteers, interns and staff provided a learning environment accessible to everyone who came through the door.

Fun for all ages!

More than 500 people passed through the Education Day exhibits of the Cape Fear River Watch 2015 StriperFest at the Coastline Convention Center in Wilmington. Volunteers, interns and staff provided a learning environment accessible to everyone who came through the door.

Biology Booths!

Our January 16th Community Education Day was a huge SUCCESS! We had over 120 volunteers to help out that day! Thank you! We look forward to seeing you all again in 2017!

Boats Away – see the exciting start to our Tag & Release Tournament at 8:30am on Saturday!

Fisheries Science Forum
Riverview Terrace

Striped Bass Fishing Tactics Seminar

by Captain Jot Owens

 Family Activities

Rooms A, B & C 11:00am – 2:00pm

Boat Trips up the Cape Fear River!
$5/per person or $20/family

 


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.

Our 2017 event will feature:

-Tours onboard the research vessel “Cape Hatteras”

-Fish Migration Puppet Show

-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 fish

– Design 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!

-Face Painting!

We are looking for vendors for the 2017  event! If you are interested in being a vendor please email kaylynn@cfrw.us.

This event is made possible through the experience and passion of volunteers and interns on the Cape Fear River Watch Education Committee. If you are interested in volunteering for StriperFest 2016 Education Day please email KayLynn Plummer at kaylynn@cfrw.us.