Science is a broad subject, but whether your child is in preschool or high school, you can easily make your time on Hatteras Island a fun and interesting learning opportunity anywhere from the maritime forest to the beach. Using the natural elements found on Hatteras Island, you can create a variety of fun science projects from creating sand slime and sand volcanos to collecting samples for salinity testing and beyond. Take a trash bag on a beach walk and pick up trash for a lesson on littering, recycling and the importance of caring for your natural environment. Take advantage of the dark skies and star gaze for a lesson in astronomy, or dive a little deeper for some fun family activities that are sure to make learning fun and memorable! On Hatteras Island, the possibilities are endless!
FAMILY SCIENCE ACTIVITIES ON HATTERAS ISLAND
Hatteras Island Ocean Center | Hatteras Village, NC
Try out the Hatteras Island Ocean Center’s Turtle Patrol! Attend a brief presentation (masks required, limit 9) and learn everything you want to know about the life cycle of our local sea turtle species. Join HIOC on the beach and see active sea turtle nests and learn how the NPS works to assist these endangered species. Discover what you can do to help save our endangered sea turtles as you take a look at what it takes to rehabilitate these amazing creatures! Learn more.
Hatteras Landing | Hatteras Village, NC
Book a fishing charter out of one of Hatteras Landing’s two marinas, Teach’s Lair Marina or Hatteras Landing Marina, and explore any number of real-life lessons about the food chain, tides, currents, man vs. animal, living off the land, clean eating and so much more!
Slash Creek Oyster Farm | Hatteras Village, NC
Slash Creek Oysters is a local company that farms their own oysters in floating bags in the Pamlico Sound off Hatteras Island. Stop by Risky Business Seafood Co. to grab a few (or more) of these island-raised oyster babies, and take them home to cook up both a tasty meal and a lesson in environmental science on sustainable living.