Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131

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News Release

October 19, 2011

Wildfest 2011 Scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join school groups from Dare, Pasquotank, Tyrrell and Hyde Counties for a day filled with learning and fun! Geared towards pre-school through fourth grade, Wildfest 2011 is guaranteed to create lasting memories for you and your child. This annual celebration will give children an opportunity to learn about the natural and cultural wonders of the area. For the second year in a row, the event will be held at the Wright Brothers Pavilion in Kill Devil Hills.

In addition to the ever-popular Wildlife Olympics and face painting, children will be able to learn how scientists write under water. They also can dip a net and uncover the mysteries of the Roanoke and Currituck Sounds. The Lost Colony will be providing a Native American dancer to teach the children authentic dances. See what it is like to be a red wolf pup. Afterwards, learn about rain gardens and plants. Take a stroll outside and climb aboard a Coast Guard response boat or learn about catch and release fishing. Other activities presented by local groups will also be available.

Be sure to visit all the other Wright Brothers Memorial exhibits while you’re here. FREE for Wildfest participants!!

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 252-475-4180 for information and directions.

Amy Midgett
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Firefighter Amy Midgett assists Wildfest participants as they experience the view from a Marshmaster! Photo Credit: USFWS.