JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County — A center aiming to educate the public on the environment opened in Jacksonville about three weeks ago. NewsChannel 12's Molly Levine checked back in with them to see how things are going.
Sturgeon City in Jacksonville opened June 26 and staff said children are thriving in their new learning conditions.
The center is for people of all ages, including family nights and summer camps for kids. For these camps, each week is a different theme with new adventures and lots more to learn.
Sturgeon City representatives said all of this is in an effort to see how creative kids get, while also being aware of their environmental surroundings.
“They found a birds nest. And I was just surprised because they were picking up on like just these little things," educator Julieanna Harris said. "They noticed that the bird's nest had plastic in it, and so we started that conversation about how we have plastic pollution in the world, and how it’s affecting animals and they could see that firsthand.”
Watch the video to learn more.