StriperFest Community Education Day

 Our StriperFest Education Day was FULL of FUN Family Activities! We thank everyone who came out to have a good time and all of the volunteers and interns that helped make it happen. See you again in 2018!

Cape Fear River Watch 2016 StriperFest Educational Day, January 16, 2016. Photo by Alan Cradick.

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.


9-10:30am – Adult Fisheries Science Forum
9:00am: Introduction by Frank Yelverton, Executive Director, CFRW

9:05: Swimming upstream – is that our only problem? by Larry Cahoon. Larry

is a professor in the Department of Biology and Marine Biology at UNCW

9:45: Restoring Migratory Fish in the Cape Fear River – Persistence is Key by

Dawn York, Coastal Scientist/Project Manager, Dial Cordy and Associates Inc.

10:25 – 10:40: Questions and Answers

11am – 2pm – Fun Family Science & River Cruises
This year’s event is action packed with some seriously scientific fun! All of our family booths are located indoors at the Coastline Convention Center. Check out some of what we will be offering:

• What are anadromous fish?
• Rock Arch Rapids Model
• Fish Migration Puppet Show
• Fish Anatomy, Prints, Games, and Puzzles
• Microscopes- Observe/Identify Organisms
• Learn to Cast
• How and Why Fish are Tagged
• Invertebrate Water Quality Indicators
• Face Painting ($1 or Donation)

River Cruises with Wilmington Water Tours
($5/person, $20/family) 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
**10AM River Cruise added to schedule!

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 2018 Education Day please email KayLynn Plummer at