Conservation

Conservation of our oceans, ecology and natural resources including organizations like Sea Shepherd, Sea Turtle Hospitals and especially the nature conservation efforts along the beach regions of the Carolinas.

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

Culture Around Every Corner: July 24-27 RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 – An exploration of 18th century beer in Statesville, a look at the view 20 feet from stardom in Raleigh and a lively concert of indie folk tunes in Winston-Salem are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun starts Thursday at the coast, where the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras will help kids make sandcastle-themed crafts and host a talk on the Life-Saving Service with author Chip Marshall, as staff from the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh read kids a tall tale after taking a short tour of one of […]

Ask the Aquarium: What do shrimp eat?

Ask the Aquarium: What do shrimp eat?

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC July 23, 2014 Q. What do shrimp eat? A. Shrimp are omnivores and scavengers, meaning they eat most anything. Like lobsters, crayfish and crabs, shrimp are crustaceans with segmented bodies, jointed legs, eyes on stalks and hard exteriors. All crustaceans must molt to grow, and some, like shrimp, even eat their discarded calcium- rich shell. There are many species of shrimp. Some live thousands of feet under the ocean on thermal vents. Others, like the ones we’re more familiar with, live in waters from low tide to about 300 feet deep. Along the East Coast, pink, brown and white shrimp are harvested and sold commercially. These familiar varieties belong to the Penaeidae family. A shrimp’s body […]

Duke Energy Awards $50, 000 for Educational Travel Grants & Free Teacher Workshops

Duke Energy Awards $50, 000 for Educational Travel Grants & Free Teacher Workshops

RALEIGH, NC July 21, 2014 – The N.C. Museum of History announces that Duke Energy Education Travel Grants will be available this fall to help cover part of transportation costs to the museum for public schools in central and eastern North Carolina. The travel grants are made possible by a $50,000 investment from Duke Energy through the Duke Energy Foundation. In addition to transportation grants, Duke Energy will award 100 tuition-free, online professional development workshops for classroom teachers across North Carolina. The museum offers eight different online courses throughout the year, and North Carolina educators can earn up to 40 contact hours of continuing education credits for each class completed. For details about class topics, go to www.ncmuseumofhistory.org and click […]

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Historic Edenton Archaeological Investigation Searching for First Courthouse Starts July 28, 2014

Historic Edenton Archaeological Investigation Searching for First Courthouse Starts July 28, 2014

EDENTON, NC July 21, 2014 – Even in a town’s earliest days, there is a need for rules and justice. An archaeological investigation at the 1767 Chowan Courthouse Green July 28 to 31 will search for the town’s first courthouse, built in 1718. “We know there was a courthouse,” says Assistant State Archaeologist John Mintz. “We will try to determine the exact location.” Mintz will work with Shawn Patch from New South and Associates, to investigate the site. Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) will be used to determine the best place to undertake the archaeological excavation and how deep to explore. The GPR readings will determine where the work is done. After completing the excavation the Courthouse Green will be carefully […]

Treasures from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge at  Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

Treasures from Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson

Only for a Limited Time Aug. 2-Sept. 13 WINNABOW, NC July 17, 2014 – A cannon ball, window glass and gold dust from the wreck of Blackbeard’s flagship, Queen Anne’s Revenge (QAR), will be on exhibit at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site from Aug. 2 to Sept. 13. A ribbon cutting will open the exhibit and will feature a talk about artifacts recovered from the shipwreck by QAR Project Director Billy Ray Morris. There will be artifacts shown that represent weaponry, nautical tools and personal items. The Saturday opening also will offer and great family fun. Children can enjoy pirate-y games and crafts. They can take a picture with the model pirate or with pirate re-enactors. The day’s activities […]

Cape Fear Museum “Connects” Visitors with Communication Exhibit

Cape Fear Museum “Connects” Visitors with Communication Exhibit

WILMINGTON, NC July 16, 2014 – How have people communicated over distances over time? Cape Fear Museum’s collection includes thousands of artifacts related to both manual and digital methods of communication. View 32 objects that represent the changes in how in southeastern North Carolina have kept in touch. View a selection of these artifacts ranging from pens, typewriters and letters to telephones, radios and computers. See how communication technology has evolved over the last two centuries. Among the communication artifacts on display are: A manual typewriter used in the Wilmington district office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, about 1885 A telegram to Leopold Bluethenthal about his son’s status as missing in action, 1918 A PC convertible IBM laptop […]

Introducing Jorga, the MVP of I & I International K-9 Search and Rescue Team

Introducing Jorga, the MVP of I & I International K-9 Search and Rescue Team

“I & I Gives Law Enforcement, Corporations and General Public a resource to call when someone or something is missing”   WILMINGTON, NC July 16, 2014 -  Annually, more than 800,000 people are reported missing and entered into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center. Of these, 85-90% are minors.   New Hanover County does not possess a full-time Search and Rescue Team to assist in the locating of missing persons and important evidence. We are pleased to introduce Jorga… Jorga, a Dutch Shepherd born February 27, 2013 in Morganton, NC is certified in Live Search, Building Search, Evidence/Article Search, Area Search and Human Decomposition Odor Detection (Cadaver Dog). She is able to locate a single drop of blood on a […]

Sea Shepherd takes fight to the airwaves with Sea Shepherd Radio

Sea Shepherd takes fight to the airwaves with Sea Shepherd Radio

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA July 16, 2014 – Sea Shepherd Australia has launched an online radio station to raise awareness about the conservation work it does for the world’s oceans. Music from artists including Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Aerosmith, Queens of the Stone Age, Robert Plant as well as Australians such as Xavier Rudd, John Butler and Missy Higgins, all previous supporters of Sea Shepherd, will play on the station. In addition, news updates on its frontline conservation work and features on ongoing Sea Shepherd operations will be broadcast.   The Sea Shepherd Radio App, which can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play, is a collaboration between advertising agency The Works and audio content agency The Honourable […]

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Cape Fear Museum Associates Unveils New Website

Cape Fear Museum Associates Unveils New Website

WILMINGTON, NC July 14, 2014 –  Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the unveiling of their new website, www.cfmassociates.org. Take a glance at our Associates members and donors. Learn how the Associates support Cape Fear Museum. Explore the many ways to get involved with the Museum from volunteering and attending special events to giving and sponsorship opportunities. Now, you can renew or become a member online! Challenge your friends to join you. Shop online for Simmons Sea-Skiff boat plans. Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. (CFMA, Inc.) is chartered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and exists to ensure the success of Cape Fear Museum through fundraising, programs, membership, and community awareness. The CFMA, Inc. Board of Directors has […]

History for Lunch: “Aviation Technical Training Center and the Rescue Swimmer Program”

History for Lunch: “Aviation Technical Training Center and the Rescue Swimmer Program”

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 13, 2014 – The Museum of the Albemarle will host History for Lunch on August 6, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy a lecture by a different speaker each month. The museum provides the beverage. You may come earlier to eat your lunch before the lecture begins. Did you know that the United States Coast Guard provides training for the three Coast Guard Aviation ratings here in Elizabeth City? Captain Charles A. Hatfield, P.E. will discuss the role that the Aviation Technical Training Center provides in training enlisted aviation forces in order to meet the mission of the United States Coast Guard.   For more information concerning the event call 252-335-1453.     […]