Wildlife Commission Schedules Annual Free “Outdoors Day” at Outer Banks
COROLLA, N.C. (March 22, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the N.C. Coastal Federation, is hosting its sixth annual “Outdoors Day” on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla in Currituck County.
During the free event, visitors can gain practical knowledge by participating in several hands-on outdoors activities and demonstrations, such as fishing, kayaking, archery and air rifle shooting. Activity stations, such as Game Species, Talking Turkey, Backyard Bass, Birding Basics and Sea Turtles, provide fun and educational entertainment for visitors of all ages. 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 during the day.
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, visit the education center’s website, ncwildlife.org/obx.