StriperFest Education Day




January 16th
Coastline Convention Center
Wilmington, NC
(Times are TBA)

Fisheries Science Forum 

Jot Owens  Fishing Seminar

Family Fun Community Education Day

Family Boat Trips Onboard The Wilmington up the Cape Fear River

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.


Come have a GREAT time with us!!

– NEW THIS YEAR – Tours onboard the research vessel “Cape Hatteras”

-NEW THIS YEAR – 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 exhibitors for this year’s event! If you are interested in being an exhibitor click here for more information!


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