Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum joins N.C. Science Festival

Hatteras-beachHATTERAS– What happened to the lush forests of Hatteras Island? As part of the North Carolina Science Festival the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum offers a free program on how the island’s ecology has changed, on Friday, April 13, at 11 a.m.

“Today, roughly 2 percent of the plant life that once flourished here remains,” said arborist David Kelmer. In his program, Kelmer will discuss the various theories of why the forests disappeared.

The Museum will be participating in the N.C. Science Festival to show the link between history and science.

“We want to highlight the close interconnection between subjects,” said N.C. Maritime Museums Director Joseph Schwarzer. “Science, math and other disciplines make it possible for us to learn about history and archaeology. The N.C. Science Festival and the North Carolina Maritime Museums will show students the importance of the interrelationships in real life, while making it amazingly fun at the same time.”

At the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, find out what happened to the lush forests of the Outer Banks. Arborist David Kelmer offers a free program on “History and Ecology, Linked on Hatteras Island,” Friday, April 13, at noon. For more information call (252) 986-2995.

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