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Wildlife Commission Schedules Free “Outdoors Day” at Outer Banks

  • 30 March 2015
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Wildlife Commission Schedules Free “Outdoors Day” at Outer Banks
At the "Outdoors Day," scheduled for April 8 in Corolla, visitors will be able to take part in many outdoor activities, such as fishing.

COROLLA, N.C. (March 30, 2015) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is hosting a free “Outdoors Day” on April 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla in Currituck County.

The festival will feature activities and demonstrations that allow visitors to try their hand at outdoor activities including fishing, crabbing, archery, shooting and kayaking. With a laser shot hunting simulator, visitors can practice their shooting skills using a 12-foot projection screen and an assortment of simulated hunting scenarios. At the Hunter Education station, visitors can shoot skeet.

Visitors also can check out activity stations such as Game Species, Talking Turkey, Backyard Bass, Birding Basics, Sea Turtles and Art of Fish Printing. Staff from Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges will be on hand to describe their seasonal tours, canoe outings and ranger-led programs on local wildlife. Food vendors will be onsite during the day.

Wildlife-related prizes, such as tackle boxes and nature prints, will be given away throughout the day. For more information, call (252) 453-0221, ext. 1, or email Kelly.ondek@ncwildlife.org or Sharon.meade@ncwildlife.org.

The Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education features exhibits and programs that interpret coastal North Carolina’s wildlife and habitats, natural history and cultural heritage, with daily showings of an award-winning documentary, and a calendar of events and educational courses. Admission to the center is free, as are the educational programs offered.

Located in Currituck Heritage Park on Highway 12, the center is next to Currituck Beach Lighthouse and the Whalehead Club.  For more information about the center, or to see a schedule of upcoming events,  click on the “Learning” link.


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