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Information about the WRC, community science information and/or surveys, a hands-on activity.

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We will have information about our museum, a hands-on physics activity, and temperature permitting one of our tortoises.

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Various biofacts from animals, advertise teen opportunities, volunteer opportunities and provide an interactive activity.

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Educational exhibits and materials about the estuaries and ecosystems of eastern NC

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Estuarium and River Center will share a table. We will provide information on facilities and our local rivers and estuaries. We will also have handouts promoting our facilities.

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We will provide information pamphlets about Sylvan Heights, we will have giveaways for the kids, bird biofacts, and possibly a live animal.

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Our displays will feature stories, exhibits and artifacts that will showcase Aurora’s prominent role in Beaufort County’s underground railroad. Aurora, originally named ‘Betty Town’ was an all-Black Community until 1852. Known as the ‘Land of August Hams’ (watermelons,) we will show how watermelons were used as more than food, and how the pecan harvest here was used from everything from making flour to make bread to making hair dye.

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Activity: Gemstone mining with rock and mineral identification.

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Animal care specialists from the Children’s Museum & Science Center will introduce visitors to Reptar, an American Alligator from the Museum’s Live Animal Collection. Members of the Tar River Astronomy Club will conduct safely-filtered Solar Viewing using both neutral density and special Hydrogen Alpha telescopes, to reveal sunspots, prominences and other features on the Sun’s fiery surface.

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Building Rock Collections for children to keep, providing educational materials, spinning the wheel for prizes, and an educational display of rocks, minerals, and fossils to touch and ask questions about.

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