StriperFest 2014 Education Day – A HUGE SUCCESS!!
Thank you for all who came out to volunteer, donate, participate, sponsor, and hang out – we had the BEST YEAR YET!
January 18th from 10am to 2pm at the Coastline Convention Center!
10am – Fisheries Science Forum with Dawn York and Joe Facendola. Come learn and discuss the migratory fisheries populations of the Cape Fear!
11am – 2pm – Education Day Activities!
12pm – Capt. Jot Owens Fishing Workshop
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 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!
River Cruises aboard ”The Wilmington”:
Learn more and register for the 11:15 am cruise here
Learn more and register for the 12:45 pm cruise here
Learn more and register for the 1:45 pm cruise here
Boat Trips are $5 per person or $20 per family of 4 or more and snacks are available for purchase on board.
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.