Kid's Activities

Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult 

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KIDS COASTAL STUDIES


Hands-On Dissection


Introductory Hands-On Dissection

(Previously Hands-On Dissection)   Take this introductory lesson to dissect a squid or dogfish. This introductory lesson is great for all ages. See calendar for specimen information.  

Meet at the Conservancy. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult  at no additional fee .


$20/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $25/kid for Non-Members


Advanced Dissection


Advanced Hands-On Dissection

A more in-depth look at the anatomy of another sea creature, the octopus! Recommended for participants who have completed the Introductory Hands-On Dissection course.  

Meet at the Conservancy. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult  at no additional fee .

$25/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $30/kid for Non-Members


Marsh Kid's Fishing


Introductory Kid's Fishing (Summer/Fall)

Head to the creek and prepare to get your hands muddy catching fish & crabs!  Introductory Kids Fishing provides kids (ages 6 - 15 years old) with a hands-on fishing experience using modern and traditional fishing techniques including rod and reel, hand-lining, and cast-netting on the marsh.  No experience necessary.
 
Meet at Village Creek Access on Federal Road. Equipment and bait are provided. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult  at no additional fee .

$20/person for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $25/person for Non-Members


Surf Kid's Fishing


Intermediate Kid's Fishing (Summer/Fall)

Experience hands-on surf fishing using a variety of techniques!  Intermediate Kids Fishing provides kids (ages 6 - 15 years old) with a hands-on fishing experience using modern and traditional fishing techniques including rod and reel, hand-lining, cast netting and seine netting on the beach.  No experience necessary, but participating in the Introductory Kids Fishing course is recommended.
 
Meet at Beach Access 1. Equipment and bait are provided. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult at no additional fee.

$20/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $25/kid for Non-Members


Advanced Kids Fishing


Advanced Kid's Fishing

Led by full-time staff, take this hands-on opportunity to learn how to catch fish at night!  Fishing from the surf at night is often more productive than fishing during the daytime. More fish come closer to the shoreline to feed at night and there is less disturbance from swimmers.
 
Meet at Access 39. Equipment and bait are provided. Children 10 & under must be accompanied by an adult at no additional fee.

$30/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $40/kid for Non-Members
    


YOUNG ADVENTURERS


Sunset Scientists


Tiny Explorers (Summer)

Discover nature with your child with a storytime, games & a craft. Ages 2 & up with an adult buddy.

Held at the Conservancy. 

$10/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $15/kid for Non-Members


Budding Naturalists


Budding Naturalists (Summer)

Explore the natural wonders of BHI and discover the wild world of Bald Head critters. Ages 4-6 years old (participants must be potty trained). 

Held at the Conservancy

$45/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $60/kid for Non-Members


Sunset Scientists


Junior Scientists (Summer)

Investigate the many habitats of BHI and learn how to become stewards of the environment. Ages 7-10 years old.

Held at the Conservancy.

$45/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $60/kid for Non-Members


Nocturnal Adventurers


A Night at the Conservancy (Summer)

Explore nocturnal critter habitats and have a sleepover at the Conservancy. Participants will search the night sky and the BHI habitats for nocturnal critters before retreating to the Conservancy to sleep. Ages 7-14 years old.

Held at the Conservancy.
 

$70/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $85/kid for Non-Members


Nocturnal Adventurers


Sea Turtle Biologist in Training (Summer)

Become a sea turtle biologist for a day by learning about how the Conservancy protects and conducts research relating to sea turtles. Ages 11-16 years old.

Held at the Conservancy.

$70/kid for BHI Conservancy Members  |   $85/kid for Non-Members