Hundreds of children and adults attended our StriperFest 2013 Education Day! We had a great time and we hope to see you all next year!
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.
-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.
This event is made possible through the experience and passion of volunteers and interns on the Cape Fear River Watch Education Committee.