Environmental Education Programs

Looking for things to do on Bald Head Island?  The BHI Conservancy uses its unique location to foster appreciation, deepen understanding and encourage stewardship of the environment through our many activities and programs. For over 30 years we have been inspiring and challenging people of all ages to be better stewards of our coastal environment, ensuring conservation for generations to come.

All of our programs support our mission of fostering community based barrier island conservation, education, and preservation.

Children's Camps


Kid's Activities

Your child can fish on the beach, dissect a shark, explore the salt marsh through crabbing or fishing, hold a sea star in his/her hands and more - all through the our kid's programs.  Don't miss our brand new Sunset Scientists evening program this summer.

Family Adventure Programs


Family Activities

Your family can enjoy a mixture of old time favorites - such as Birding BHI, Island Nature Tour, Kayaking the Creeks, and Ibis Sanctuary Tour - or discover some of our newer seasonal programs like Cosmos & Cocoa and Painting Bunting Tour.

Don't miss our NEW Low-Tide Kayaking and Nest Patrol Ride-Alongs.  Additionally, our wildly popular Turtle Walks offer members a chance to see a nesting sea turtle.

Day Trip


Take a Day Trip

Explore BHI with your kids and grandkids!  Perfect for those staying on surrounding islands that want to discover Bald Head Island.  We have an afternoon full of kid's activities waiting for you.

Turtle Walks


Island Retreats

Come stay with us and learn about barrier islands, we have a dorm with a capacity for 30 people. The dorm is available for overnight trips from September through April while day trips are available year-round.
 

Turtle Walks


Fishing School

The Thad Wester Fishing School is one of our oldest programs and occurs every fall. It is an exclusive weekend program that always fills up quickly.