Look Hoo's Helping Wildlife: The Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter (OWLS) Science Cafe

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Trish Slape, Director, and Herta Henderson, Nursery Supervisor/Bird of Prey Specialist, are leading our next discussion, Look Hoo's Helping Wildlife: The Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter (OWLS), at the next Coastal Science Cafe on March 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McCurdy's Restaurant & Deck on Moonlight Bay located at 505 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512.

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I think a lot of people don’t find science accessible and approachable, but when you put it in an environment like this, you have presenters who are very casual and it’s engaging with questions and answers, people open up and they get more excited!

Trish Slape, Director, and Herta Henderson, Nursery Supervisor/Bird of Prey Specialist, are leading our next discussion, Look Hoo's Helping Wildlife: The Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter (OWLS), at the next Coastal Science Cafe on March 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McCurdy's Restaurant & Deck on Moonlight Bay located at 505 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512.

The Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter and Education Center is a non-profit wildlife hospital where injured, sick, and orphaned native North Carolina wildlife are cared for in a professional and compassionate manner. Their mission is to rehabilitate and release the thousands of animals admitted to their clinic each year and to teach fellow North Carolinians how to happily and peacefully coexist with wildlife.

Science cafés are live—and lively—events that take place in casual settings such as pubs and coffeehouses, are open to everyone, and feature an engaging conversation with a scientist about a particular topic.

The science café format has spread across the globe, adapting to different cultures and audiences. The format encourages conversation, debate, and interaction. They create a comfortable atmosphere where everyone joins in. They are not long lectures with a passive audience listening to an expert.

Science cafés welcome people who may or may not typically get involved with scientific discussions. They are not exclusive club meetings for scientists and science majors.

GO-Science is a first-class learning experience for Eastern North Carolina that provides inspirational, motivational, and educational programs and activities for children, adults, and schools in order to help participants appreciate the role of science in our lives; believing that the knowledge of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEM) is a core understanding and capacity of an educated community.

GO-Science, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to bring informal science education programs to the public through hands-on learning, recently announced the development of a Science Center in Greenville. While the fundraising and renovation of the current site at 729 Dickinson Ave., in Greenville, NC proceeds the organization is offering extensive public and school outreach services in over 29 counties in Eastern North Carolina.

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