WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - Children can get a hands-on lesson on what's in the waterways.
The North Carolina Coastal Federation hosts a Touch Tank Tuesday program in the summer months.
Each Tuesday through August, Coastal Federation workers will show off the sea creatures collected from the water around Wrightsville Beach, which can include red and green algae, purple sea urchins, blue crabs and orange horse conchs.
The plants and animals are released back into the wild after the program.
The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Coastal Federation's headquarters at Wrightsville Beach.
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