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may, 2018

18may5:00 pmTeen Science Café - Alligators Near YouScience museum event at Lake Waccamaw State Park

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Calling all teens! Are you curious about the alligators living near you? Join us at Lake Waccamaw State Park at 5 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, to observe these ancient reptiles in the wild with special guest Becky Skiba of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

During this FREE program, “Alligators Near You: Conserving and Protecting Our Ancient Reptiles,” you will learn about alligator biology, reproductive behaviors, habitat needs, ecological roles, and conservation significance while dispelling common myths and legends.

Attendees should meet at the Visitor’s Center at Lake Waccamaw State Park, 1866 State Park Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450. Closed-toed shoes encouraged.

Becky Skiba is the Southeastern Coastal Regional Education Specialist of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. She has worked with sea turtle biology on Little Cumberland and Blackbeard Islands with the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, Audubon, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She has also worked with wood stork nest studies and banding for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service where she had many close encounters with alligators. In addition, Becky has performed numerous waterbird surveys with Audubon Mississippi and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Georgia/South Carolina.

Teen Science Café is an informal, interactive program with a visiting scientist or professional that promotes exploration, creativity and lifelong learning. Teen Science Café Whiteville programs are free. Light snacks will be provided. Advance registration for free event is appreciated, but not required, at www.tinyurl.com/TSCwhiteville.

This nationwide program, whose Whiteville node is currently funded by a Burroughs-Wellcome grant, is in its fifth year of free STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) based programs for teens. For more information about the Teen Science Café National Network, visit www.teensciencecafe.org.

Can’t come to the Cafe? Watch this program live on Facebook and Instagram! Link to one of our social media pages to join us virtually on Café night. Videos are also archived on our social media pages for your convenience.

For more up-to-date information, “like” Teen Science Café Whiteville on Facebook at:www.facebook.com/teensciencecafewhiteville; follow us on Instagram: @teensciencecafewhiteville; follow us on Twitter: @TSC_Whiteville; or contact Amy Jernigan at amy.jernigan@naturalsciences.org

Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm est

Location

Lake Waccamaw State Park

1866 State Park Drive

Organizer

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Whiteville 415 South Madison St. Whiteville, NC 28472

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