Summer has ended and the school bell is ringing once again!  We had a spectacular summer here at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center on Harkers Island. We worked hard to provide plenty of learning opportunities this past summer!  Some of the hi-lights included

Summer Camps :   
Water: Full S.T.e.a.m. Ahead! 

We held 2 weeks of this camp geared to different age groups:  The Week of June 18-22 was for Rising 1st - 3rd graders and the Week of June 25- 29 was for Rising 4th - 6th graders!  Each themed day of our summer camp was filled with activities that help campers discover facts about water’s makeup, behavior, and its importance and usefulness for ALL life forms!  Campers experienced fresh, brackish and marine water environments throughout the week.  We emphasized science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM )through the activities we planned. 

Monday: Welcome to “Our” Water World !  
Tuesday: Something’s Fishy!
Wednesday: Wetland Wonders!
Thursday: Water World! 
Friday: Surf & Sound: A Visit to Cape Lookout!  

We did Gyotaku fish printing, fished at The Straits, explored the salt marsh, climbed Cape Lookout Lighthouse and soooooooo much more!  Maybe you can join us in the future!!

Fun in the Sun Camp- with NASA Ambassador Lisa Pelletier Harmon.

We had the special opportunity to offer a NASA connected camp we called Fun in Sun Camp: July 23-26.  Our target group  were middle schoolers who were part of The Bridge summer program.  But 2 of the 4 days did include all the students taking part at The Bridge this summer.   Lisa Pelletier Harman was the Ambassador for NASA who shared cool space facts with the kids.  She then gave a challenge to the middle schoolers to create their own exoplanet model using real scientific information.  They worked the remainder of the camp to make a 3D model and prepare an exposé about it to share with everyone.  In addition, the middle schoolers learned about trajectory with stomp rockets, solar panels and toys etc.

 

soundside story time

Soundside Story Time completed its 4th summer season! Miss Teresa held story time every Friday morning at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center from 10:30- 11:30 am during July and August!  We had themed story adventures about summertime, the seashore, the sun, mermaids, ducks, and much more!  We also did crafts, and had a snack followed by free play!  We are appreciative of all the parents who brought their children out to join us, as well as Ann St. Methodist's summer camp kids who made it extra special this summer!

 

               For inquiries about  future programming please contact the                                          Museum's  STEM Education Coordinator.