Monday, May 28, 2018

Student Vote 2018


Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Getting to Know Owls - Virtual Field Trip

During this field trip you will learn about owls while meeting a resident eastern screech owl, Napoleon. You will view owl skulls, feathers and talons to discover how owls are adapted to life at night.
Learn the answers to these and other questions:
-Can owls spin their heads all the way around?
-Why are owl eyes so big?
-Are those ears on top of her head?
-How can owls fly so quietly?
-What can a person do to help owls in his/her neighbourhood?

Eastern Screech Owl Link - National Geographic

Western Screech Owls - Earth Rangers

Websites and youtubes to visit:
Silent flight of an owl by BBC (same story, first is 3min23sec with backstory, second is 1min35sec with just the scientists) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pWub12DUoU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WigEGNnuTE
Barn owl hunting by Nature Unplugged: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkP4Ro2gRl8
All About Birds from Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University :  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide
International Dark Sky Association at www.darksky.org
Tweet us @NCAquarium_ri
Facebook at NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island
Check out our website at http://www.ncaquariums.com/roanoke-island