Event will include hands-on outdoor activities and presentations
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host its eighth annual “Outdoors Day” on April 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla.
During the free event, visitors can learn about wildlife and outdoor skills by participating in several hands-on activities and demonstrations. These include topics such as fishing, kayaking, archery, air rifle shooting and more. Staff from the Alligator River and Pea Island National Wildlife Refuges will be on-site to talk about their seasonal tours, canoe outings and ranger-led programs on local wildlife during the day. For more information, call Sharon Meade at (252) 453-0221, ext. 1.
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 at ncwildlife.org/obx.