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We are excited to offer monthly Monday meetups for our Nature Explorers across our program sites to get to know one another and connect with other nature enthusiasts beyond our program!

Meetups are free, unless other wise noted, and open to the public.

If you'd like to donate to help keep these meetups affordable for all we will welcome your donation.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

click here for Venmo donation

January 29, 2024 - Guided Farm Tour with the Jordans

at I AM HERD Mustang Sanctuary in Kelly, NC (Bladen County)

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


February 26, 2024 - Nature Journal Workshop

at Smith Creek Park (North Wilmington)

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


March 4, 2024 - Water & Invertebrates Study

at Airlie Gardens (near Wrightsville Beach)

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


April 29, 2024 - Guided Hike with The Nature Conservancy

at Green Swamp Preserve in Supply, NC (Brunswick County)

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


May 20, 2024 - With Circle Homeschool Group & The Coastal Land Trust

at Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden

(behind Alderman Elementary)

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


June 20, 2024 - Summer Solstice Potluck

at Smith Creek Park (North Wilmington)

All are invited to join us for a Summer Solstice potluck! Bring a dish to share and we’ll have some fun flower themed activities to share. Free and open to the public!



End-of-the-Year Island Excursion with Carolina Ocean Studies

Saturday May 18th | 9:30-1:30 | Carolina Beach to Masonboro Island 

Community Meet-ups

YOU're invited to celebrate the end of our academic year aboard a memorable boating adventure with Carolina Ocean Studies!


Program activities may include

(dependent on tidal conditions):

  • Squid dissection

  • Investigating the salt marsh

  • Beach scavenger hunt

  • Catching crabs on handlines

  • On-deck interpretation of findings

  • History of the area


Tickets are $49.44 per passenger.

Ages 5+ only (C.O.S. safety protocol)

At least one parent/grownup chaperone is required.

Click here to register. Space is limited!

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