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Museum Presents Carnivorous Plants in NC

The Museum of Coastal Carolina presents guest speaker Mark Todd at 11:00 am on May 6.

Todd’s topic is the Venus Flytrap Expedition: Myrtle Head Excursion.

North Carolina has over 20 species of carnivorous plants, including venus flytraps which only grow within 60 miles of Wilmington NC.

Attendees will meet first at the Museum of Coastal Carolina for a brief presentation and then go to Myrtle Head Excursion for a guided expedition.

Todd’s excursion will include a walk through a Pine Savannah Habitat to see Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, sundews, and butterworts. He will discuss the importance of a Pine Savannah Habitat and demonstrate how each plant attracts, traps, kills, and digests its prey. Learn how to identify and help safeguard the fragile carnivorous plant population of North Carolina. Questions will be welcomed at the end of the presentation.

Todd is the president of North American Sarracenia Conservancy (NASC), a national non-profit organization that protects carnivorous plants and their habitat.  Todd has been relentlessly pursuing the conservation of carnivorous plants for over ten years. He is the conservation director and a founding board member of the North American Sarracenia Conservancy. In addition to his administrative duties, Todd tirelessly promotes education by leading tours showcasing local carnivorous plants – venus flytraps as well as twenty other species.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

May Immersive Light and Music Shows at Ingram Planetarium

Fully immerse yourself in the music of your favorite artists as their songs come alive in a 360 degree environment of light and sound during May events at Ingram Planetarium!

This sensory experience unlike any other wowed sold out crowds this spring! Before our summer schedule begins, join us for two final shows featuring mesmerizing laser artwork accompanied by 3D atmospheric effects and 360 degree lighting. Let go as the light seemingly dances around you to enjoy music from the most popular and influential bands in history through our area’s best sound system.

Doors open at 6:30 pm on the night of a show, and seating is limited. You are encouraged to call Ingram Planetarium at 910-575-0033 on the day of the event to purchase your ticket over the phone, or arrive promptly at 6:30 pm.

For a complete schedule, please visit www.museumplanetarium.org or call 910-575-0033. The May lineup of shows is featured below:

May 6              80’s Night – Join us for a tribute to the great anthems of the 1980s! Laser art, 360 degree lighting, and atmospheric effects are coupled with upbeat rock and pop songs from one of the most exciting periods in mainstream music. Sing along to your favorite hits from Tears for Fears, Duran Duran, The Eurythmics, and more!

May 13            Metallica – Newly enhanced with live 360 degree lighting and 3D atmospheric effects! Considered to be one of the pioneering groups in what would become the heavy metal genre, the musicianship and force of Metallica has been hailed by critics and fans worldwide. Experience their greatest hits as the music comes alive in a concert of light and sound!

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member, per-show admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium.

Marsh Discovery Walk

The Museum of Coastal Carolina will lead a marsh discovery walk, rain or shine, on April 22 at 11 am. Museum volunteer Roy Revis will lead an exploration of our salt marsh-tidal creek ecosystem. This coastal wetland occurs between upland areas where fresh and salt water mix. Participants will meet at the museum where everyone will be given a field guide book to keep. We will then drive to Sunset Beach and walk along the causeway from the bridge to the island – Roy will be identifying animals, plants, and how the ecosystem works. Remember to wear waterproof shoes, hats, sunscreen, and bring water to drink!

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

 

Star Party April 22 at Ingram Planetarium

It’s a Star Party! Ingram Planetarium will host a free telescope observing session at 7 pm on April 22 in association with the North Carolina Science Festival’s 5th Annual Statewide Star Party.

Learn about the endless wonders of the April cosmos during a live star show inside the planetarium’s dome theater, then step outside and discover these celestial sights for yourself using the planetarium’s telescopes. Trained staff will be available to show you how the telescopes work and direct you to the more interesting astronomical sights.

As part of the evening’s free events, we will feature a special showing of the planetarium’s newest program, “From Earth to the Universe,” at 7 pm. The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience, yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience “From Earth to the Universe!”

The guided tour of the night sky and brief explanation of the telescopes on hand for observation will begin at 7 pm in the Ingram Planetarium’s full-dome theater. After sunset, everyone is welcome to step outside and gaze at a selection of the night sky’s offerings through a variety of our telescopes. Outdoor observing is estimated to begin at approximately 8 pm.

As this is an outdoor activity, outdoor observing is dependent upon the weather. Please call Ingram Planetarium at 910-575-0033 or visit our Facebook page on the afternoon of the event to ensure that it will be taking place.

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. The April 22 star party is free; donations will be gladly accepted. Planetarium seated is limited so arrive early to guarantee admission. For more information, call 910-575-0033 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Golf author Pete Hoyer to speak at Sunset River Marketplace April 13

J. Peter (Pete) Hoyer is scheduled to speak at Sunset River Marketplace on Thursday, April 6 from 10 – 11 a.m. as part of the gallery’s ongoing Coffee With the Authors series. Characters On the Green: Everyday Golfers are the Real Character of the Game is Hoyer’s first book. Inspiration came after more than 40 years of golfing with zany personalities and their unique situations. Undoubtedly, readers have met some of these characters whether on the course or elsewhere. It is intentionally lighthearted and fun, much like the game of golf is supposed to be for amateurs.

 

Hoyer is a retired military veteran, honored as a Distinguished Member of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps Regiments and for continued service with the Dept. of the Army. During his years of combined military and civilian service, he has mentored and taught logistics and transportation to soldiers of every rank. He commanded an Army transportation truck company and was executive officer of a logistics battalion, among many other assignments. He holds a B.A. degree from the Citadel and a Masters from Webster University, as well as a second Masters from Troy State University.

 

He has been involved in several professional tournaments. He was a marshal at the 2013 and 2014 PGA tournaments and the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst. For 17 consecutive years he directed an annual amateur tournament on Veterans’ Day. When he’s not on the course, he volunteers to coach youth baseball and golf teams. He currently resides in North Carolina with his golf-weary wife, Carol.

 

The event at Sunset River Marketplace is free, but seating is limited so reservations are required. Call the gallery at 910.575.5999 to hold your spot.

 

Sunset River Marketplace showcases work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, and houses some 10,000 square feet of art work in virtually every genre. Custom from, painting and pottery classes, and art workshops are also offered through the gallery. Since opening its doors in 2002, Sunset River Marketplace has supported not only the visual arts, but literary and performing arts as well. It has become a popular community center and art hub from both NC’s Brunswick County and nearby Horry County, SC.

 

Sunset River Marketplace is located at 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10  a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 910.575.5999 or visit the website: www.sunsetrivermarketplace.com. For daily updates, “like” the gallery on Facebook .

 

 

“From Earth to the Universe” to Premiere in April Schedule at Ingram Planetarium

Ingram Planetarium will premiere a new full-dome program titled “From Earth to the Universe” during its April schedule.

The night sky, both beautiful and mysterious, has been the subject of campfire stories, ancient myths and awe for as long as there have been people. A desire to comprehend the Universe may well be humanity’s oldest shared intellectual experience, yet only recently have we truly begun to grasp our place in the vast cosmos. To learn about this journey of celestial discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, we invite you to experience “From Earth to the Universe!”

Doors open at 11:30am on Friday and Saturday throughout April. The full schedule of shows and events for April are listed below:

Sky Theater Shows

All Sky Theater presentations are accompanied by a live star show.

12:00   The Sky Tonight! – LIVE

Find out “what’s up” tonight! Explore the planets, constellations, and                                               other celestial events visible in the Carolina night sky.

1:00     From Earth to the Universe – NEW

Voyage through time and space as we encounter planets, stars, and other wonders of the Universe in this NEW full-dome experience.

2:00     Accidental Astronaut

Follow the adventures of Sy, Annie, and their dog Armstrong, as they embark on an unexpected journey into space exploring the sun and moon. Recommended for families and children.

3:00     Dynamic Earth

Planet Earth is our spaceship traveling through the cosmos, but do you really know how our home works? Discover the inner workings of our planet!

 

Immersive Laser Music Shows

Laser shows will be offered on select Saturday evenings throughout the spring at 7:00pm:

April 1              Led Zeppelin

April 8              Michael Jackson

April 29            Laser Country

 

Special Events

April 7              Stars at Sunset

April 10-13       Open Monday-Friday for Brunswick County Spring Break

April 22            5th Annual NC Statewide Star Party (in association with the NC Science Festival)

 

Public funding for “Accidental Astronaut” was provided by the Town of Sunset Beach through its Accommodation Taxes.

Ingram Planetarium is located at 7625 High Market Street in Sunset Beach, NC. Admission is free for members. Non-member, per-show admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors (62+), $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call 910-575-0033, visit www.museumplanetarium.org, or like us on Facebook.com/IngramPlanetarium.

Teen Only Summer Camp Open For Enrollment

Are you looking for an educational and fun summer camp for your teen? Check out the Carolinas Leadership Academy Camp!

Who?

Our camp is a weekly overnight camp for teens age 14-17. Our facility houses fifty campers plus counselors and coaches. You play, eat and sleep in our spacious facility!

What?

While at the CLA, your teen will make life-long friends with other campers from all over the country. We focus on activity-based curriculum while enjoying team building games that stress the importance of becoming a leader in today’s society. While here, your teen will participate in activities such as golf, soccer, kickball, capture the flag, spending a day at the beach and more! 

Where?

Set on lush 28 acres, our camp is located in beautiful Shallotte, NC, just minutes from the beach. Our facility includes spacious grounds to allow us to offer many fun activities. On site we have a driving range, 9-hole par three golf course, and multiple practice facilities.

How?

To register or for more information on the CLA, please Click Here or call 910-754-5288

When?

We will have six sessions this summer in June, July and August. Each session runs from Sunday to Thursday at the rate of $300 per session. If you register before May 1st, you will receive an early bird special of $50 off!

What’s in the Water?

“What’s in the Water?” at the Museum of Coastal Carolina on Apr. 1

This is no April Fool’s Joke! On April 1 at 11:00 the Museum of Coastal Carolina presents a program called “What’s in the Water?”

Water is life!  With about 70% of the earth’s cover being water, it undeniably becomes one of our greatest resources. A close inspection of our waters will show it is being contaminated by man-made waste. Water is an easy solvent, enabling most pollutants to dissolve in it easily and contaminate it.

Learn how water pollution effects the organisms and vegetation that live in or near water. On a human level, we all depend on clean water to survive. In this eye-opening and fascinating presentation, we will discuss how pollutants including plastic, burning of fossil fuels, industrial waste, and fertilizers affect the inhabitants of oceans, salt marshes, and life on planet earth.

The program will be presented by Dr. Richard Hilderman, a retired biochemist of Clemson University. He currently lives in Sunset Beach, NC and is a passionate environmentalist. He has shared his extensive knowledge over the years with the museum membership and guests of all ages.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. The museum is open from 10-3 on Friday and Saturday. Admission to the museum is free for museum and dual museum/planetarium members. Non-member all-day admission (including NC sales tax) is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information, call the museum at 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.

Oysters are Important

The Museum of Coastal Carolina’s Katherine Hunt presents a program for families called “Oysters are Important” March 25 at 11 am.

Families will learn fascinating facts about the life cycle of oysters, how pearls are created, and why oysters are critically important to the water quality along the coast. Immediately after the educational program, she will lead attendees in making an oyster to explore one’s environment. There will also be useful handouts concerning the purchase of oysters and other shell fish as well as a take home activity.

Hunt is a science educator who has lived in the Carolinas most of her life,  now an Education Outreach Coordinator of the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium. Oysters have been a big part of her life since she went digging for them for the first time as a girl with her grandfather in Kure Beach, NC.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street in Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Consider becoming a museum member; admission is free for members. Non-member admission is $9.50 adults, $8.50 seniors (62+), $7.50 children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. Questions? Call the museum at 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org

Manatees off the NC Coast

The Museum of Coastal Carolina  will  feature a presentation by Katherine Hunt,  education outreach coordinator, about manatee sightings in the Carolinas. The event will be March 18 at 11 am.

Manatees are amazing sea animals that have been spotted off of the NC coast. The animals swim through open ocean, the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, sounds and bays, rivers and creeks and marinas to graze on sea grass in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia.

Families will learn about this unique mammal that does not typically migrate to our shores. The program is  included with general admission to the museum.

The Museum of Coastal Carolina is located at 21 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. Admission to the museum is free for members. Non-member all-day admission is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for seniors, $7.50 for children (3-12), and free for age 2 and under. For more information about the Museum of Coastal Carolina, call 910-579-1016 or visit www.MuseumPlanetarium.org.