By Jennifer Wiggen, Senior Educator During the fall of each year, the Bald Head Island Conservancy holds its annual Barrier Island Botanists (BIB) program, with field trips in coordination with Brunswick County Public Schools. Every year, just under 1,000 sixth graders from the six public middle schools throughout the county visit Bald Head...
By Isabel Gebers, Education Intern Interning at Bald Head Island has presented many challenges, and one of them for me was learning how to dissect and teach others about dissecting coastal critters. The general knowledge needed to teach about coastal animals was not content I had grown up learning, hailing from the Midwest. And the […]
by Morgan Greene, Education Part-timer You packed your bags, drove to the marina, rode the ferry, and now you’re finally here—your vacation on Bald Head Island has begun! But what should you do first? What is there to do on Bald Head, anyway? Maybe your first activity should be the Bald Head Island Nature Exploration […]
by Heather Bariso, Education Technician The Education Department of the Bald Head Island Conservancy is very excited to announce a new upcoming program called Totally Turtles! Our program is an excellent opportunity for families to learn about the many turtles that live on Bald Head Island. We recently introduced this program for the first time...
March welcomed new guests to the island and kicked off of a spring full of outreach for our education team! Our education team is excited to connect with people from across the Cape Fear region this season. Here’s a glimpse of our month so far! Participants of Weekend at Vivian’s, an event hosted by local […]
By Dr. Jennifer Wiggen, Senior Educator This weekend our Environmental Content Creator, Morgan Hooks and I got to work with the No Boundaries Art Residency and their youth program, DREAMS of Wilmington on a collaborative art piece of Blue crabs. We’ll get to keep one of these pieces and it will be displayed in Fleming […]
Fishing is a popular occurrence here on Bald Head Island. With beautiful scenery and a wide array of fish surrounding the coast, it makes for an enjoyable and relaxing hobby. This hobby has the potential to be harmful however when fishing line is not treated with proper caution. Fishing line and gear are some of […]