- Published on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:50
- Written by Super User
Programs for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Saturday September 7th
An Aquarium Educator begins to sign horseshoe crab. NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts Deaf Awareness Day on Saturday, September 7.
The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will offer programs tailored especially for individuals who are deaf or hearing impaired on Saturday, September 7.
Sign language, captioning or scripting will enhance many of the activities of the day – animal feedings, live-animal presentations and films – and interpreters will assist visitors at selected exhibits.
The dive program, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., will include an interpreter assisting with questions for the diver swimming inside the exhibit with sharks, eels and a green sea turtle.
The aquarium presents Deaf Awareness Day with the assistance of the Regional Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing to draw attention to the needs and interests of the hearing-impaired. Scheduled Aquarium activities on Sept. 7 include:
10:00 am Film: Web of Life (close captioned)
10:30 am Dive Show (sign language interpreter)
11:00 am Buzzard Bay feeding (sign language interpreter)
11:30 am Live Animal Program: Jellies (sign language interpreter)
12:00 pm Film: Nightlife (close captioned)
1:30 pm Live Animal Program: Turtles (sign language interpreter)
2:30 pm Dive Show (sign language interpreter)
3:00 pm Shadows on the Sand feeding (sign language interpreter)
3:30 pm Film: Unlovables (close captioned)
NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, near the mouth of the Cape Fear River, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days). Admission: $8 Ages 13-61, $7 Ages 62 and up, $6 Ages 3-12, free for children 2 and younger, NC Aquarium Society members and pre-registered North Carolina school groups. General information: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher.