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Introduction

Carolina Beach State Park is a popular coastal attraction in North Carolina, known for its unique habitat and recreational activities. The park offers an educational program called "Carolina Beach Classroom Full Day," which is an immersive experience designed to teach participants about the local ecosystem, wildlife, and environmental conservation. Below is some important information if you're interested in participating in this program.

Activities and Learning

Key Topics Covered:

  • Coastal ecology
  • Plant and animal identification
  • Environmental conservation principles
  • Impact of human activities on marine ecosystems

Activities May Include:

  • Guided nature walks
  • Hands-on experiments
  • Wildlife observation
  • Beachcombing and exploring the tidal areas

Booking and Schedules

Reservation Process:

  • Contact the park office in advance to schedule a visit.
  • Bookings are usually required and may need to be made well in advance due to popularity.

Schedule:

  • The program's duration is a full day, often beginning in the morning and concluding in the afternoon.
  • Specific times and schedules can be obtained from the park office as they may vary throughout the year.

Age Groups and Accessibility

Appropriate For:

  • The program is typically designed for school groups but may also be suitable for scout troops, families, and other organizations.

Accessibility:

  • Ensure to inquire about accessibility options if there are participants with mobility issues or other disabilities.

Cost and Fees

  • Costs may vary; contact the park for current pricing information.
  • Some programs may qualify for reduced fees or may be subsidized for educational purposes.

What to Bring

Essential Items:

  • Water and snacks
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes suitable for walking on uneven terrain

Optional Items:

  • Binoculars for bird and wildlife watching
  • Camera for taking photos
  • Notepad and pencil for taking notes

Park Regulations and Safety

Important Rules:

  • Stay on designated trails and respect all park signage.
  • Do not disturb or feed wildlife, and observe all animals from a safe distance.
  • Leave no trace—pack out all trash and belongings.

Safety Considerations:

  • Always listen to and follow the instructions of park staff and educators.
  • Be prepared for variable weather conditions and potential hazards such as slippery surfaces or ticks.
  • If someone in your group has allergies (e.g., bee stings), ensure that appropriate medications and treatments are on hand.

Contact Information

For further details, updates, and reservations, you should directly contact Carolina Beach State Park:

Park Office:

  • Phone number
  • Email address
  • Operating hours

Physical Address:

  • Carolina Beach State Park
  • Address details
  • Carolina Beach, NC

Website:

  • Access the official website for the most current information and online resources regarding the park and its programs.

Conclusion

The Carolina Beach Classroom Full Day provides an invaluable educational experience for those interested in learning more about coastal environments and conservation. Preparing for your visit by following these guidelines will ensure a safe, enjoyable, and informative experience for everyone involved.

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