Sturgeon City

Sturgeon City Sturgeon City represents a unique concept, the conversion of a wastewater treatment plant into an environmental education center that provides hands-on science education programs and promotes protection of coastal waters.

Sturgeon City represents a unique concept, the conversion of a wastewater treatment plant into a civic and environmental education center. For more than 40 years, the City of Jacksonville discharged its wastewater into the New River. In 1997, the City moved to an environmentally friendly and expandable land application treatment system which stopped discharging the treated effluent into the river.

Sturgeon City represents a unique concept, the conversion of a wastewater treatment plant into a civic and environmental education center. For more than 40 years, the City of Jacksonville discharged its wastewater into the New River. In 1997, the City moved to an environmentally friendly and expandable land application treatment system which stopped discharging the treated effluent into the river.

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It's not too early to get your Spooktacular Halloween tickets for Oct. 29th, don't miss the fun! This is a family event,...
09/23/2021
Spooktacular | Sturgeon City

It's not too early to get your Spooktacular Halloween tickets for Oct. 29th, don't miss the fun! This is a family event, costumes encouraged and children receive candy at each station they visit! We had a blast last year and hope to see you this year!
https://www.sturgeoncity.org/program-items/spooktacular

Costumes encouraged! Join us for a Halloween Spooktacular! Explore different science stations and trick or treat along the way! Don't forget to bring a basket for candy! Keep checking here and our Social Media for station topics and exciting news!

Register your whole family for our family BINGO night on Oct. 1st! We will have prizes for adults and kids, please come ...
09/23/2021
Public Events | Sturgeon City

Register your whole family for our family BINGO night on Oct. 1st! We will have prizes for adults and kids, please come out and support us! Check out our new website while purchasing tickets, call us at (910) 750-5876 with any questions.
https://www.sturgeoncity.org/program-categories/public-events

Fun for the whole family! These events are for kids and adults to participate in together! Click on the read more link below each event for more information and how to register!

Our first BINGO fundraiser on October 1st is getting closer! This is a family program with prizes for adults and childre...
09/11/2021
Family Bingo | Sturgeon City

Our first BINGO fundraiser on October 1st is getting closer! This is a family program with prizes for adults and children. Click below for details or to register today!
https://sturgeon-city.webflow.io/program-items/family-bingo

Come out and enjoy some BINGO with your family. Prizes for both adults and children! This is a fundraiser to help support Sturgeon City Environmental Education Center programs! Doors open at 6pm. Games start at 6:30pm with a short break at 7:15pm. Games end at 8pm.

09/10/2021
09/10/2021
Little Learners is back! This preschool program is tomorrow, Sept. 8, from 10a-1130a. Homeschool science program is Thur...
09/07/2021

Little Learners is back! This preschool program is tomorrow, Sept. 8, from 10a-1130a.
Homeschool science program is Thursday from 12p-3p.
Teen Science Cafe' is Friday night from 5:30p-7:30p.
Kids Night Out is Friday night from 5:30p-8p.

Register for any of these programs at www.sturgeoncity.org under
Upcoming Programs. We hope to see you!

Little Learners is back! This preschool program is tomorrow, Sept. 8, from 10a-1130a.
Homeschool science program is Thursday from 12p-3p.
Teen Science Cafe' is Friday night from 5:30p-7:30p.
Kids Night Out is Friday night from 5:30p-8p.

Register for any of these programs at www.sturgeoncity.org under
Upcoming Programs. We hope to see you!

Barred owls are one of the amazing creatures that we will be talking about tomorrow night at our Summer Nights program f...
09/02/2021
Voices: Barred Owl

Barred owls are one of the amazing creatures that we will be talking about tomorrow night at our Summer Nights program for children. Have you heard their different sounds at night?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5zc-NHIipw

There are few sounds in nature as raucous as the calls of Barred Owls. Listen as The Cornell Lab's Laura Erickson sets the scene. Audio recordings and photog...

09/02/2021
Join us for our Open House today anytime between 10a-1p and 6p-8p! Didn't  register? No problem, we would still love to ...
09/01/2021

Join us for our Open House today anytime between 10a-1p and 6p-8p! Didn't register? No problem, we would still love to meet you! Check out what programs we have coming up and take a look around our building. We are located at 50 Court Street Building 100 in Jacksonville. Hope to see you soon!

Join us for our Open House today anytime between 10a-1p and 6p-8p! Didn't register? No problem, we would still love to meet you! Check out what programs we have coming up and take a look around our building. We are located at 50 Court Street Building 100 in Jacksonville. Hope to see you soon!

Happy Monday Homeschoolers! Our homeschool science classes start back up this Thursday 12p-3p! Classes run most Thursday...
08/30/2021

Happy Monday Homeschoolers! Our homeschool science classes start back up this Thursday 12p-3p! Classes run most Thursdays. Age groups are 4-7, 8-11 and 12 and up. Cost $15 per class or $45 for the month. Register at www.sturgeoncity.org!

Happy Monday Homeschoolers! Our homeschool science classes start back up this Thursday 12p-3p! Classes run most Thursdays. Age groups are 4-7, 8-11 and 12 and up. Cost $15 per class or $45 for the month. Register at www.sturgeoncity.org!

Are your kids free Friday night? Register them for our Summer Nights program. Learn about frogs and other creatures arou...
08/30/2021

Are your kids free Friday night? Register them for our Summer Nights program. Learn about frogs and other creatures around Sturgeon City, go on a nature walk and enjoy pizza with us! Sign them up at www.sturgeoncity.org under upcoming programs!

Are your kids free Friday night? Register them for our Summer Nights program. Learn about frogs and other creatures around Sturgeon City, go on a nature walk and enjoy pizza with us! Sign them up at www.sturgeoncity.org under upcoming programs!

08/26/2021
Sturgeon City of Jacksonville, NC - Environmental Education

We have science programs coming up that may be perfect for your child! We are located in downtown Jacksonville. Visit www.sturgeoncity.org for more information!
Our Open House in next Wednesday, come check out our facility.

Sturgeon City is Environmental Education Center providing hands-on science programs for K-12 students and adults. We also have an 11,000 square foot facility for event rentals.

Are your children interested in learning about birds? Register for this program today at www.sturgeoncity.org!
08/25/2021

Are your children interested in learning about birds? Register for this program today at www.sturgeoncity.org!

Are your children interested in learning about birds? Register for this program today at www.sturgeoncity.org!

08/25/2021
08/23/2021
Sturgeon City of Jacksonville, NC - Environmental Education

Don't miss our programs coming up! Open house on Sept. 1 kicks off our fall programs. Homeschool science classes start Sept. 2, Summer Nights on Sept. 3, Kids Night Out and Teen Science Cafe' on Sept. 10 just to name a few. Call us at (910) 750-5876 or visit us at www.sturgeoncity.org to register today!

Sturgeon City is Environmental Education Center providing hands-on science programs for K-12 students and adults. We also have an 11,000 square foot facility for event rentals.

We are an environmental education center that offers various programs for our community such as weekly homeschool scienc...
08/18/2021

We are an environmental education center that offers various programs for our community such as weekly homeschool science classes, birthday parties, kids night out, teen science cafe', schools out, camps, field trips and more! If you have never been to visit us before, we invite you and your family to our open house!

We are an environmental education center that offers various programs for our community such as weekly homeschool science classes, birthday parties, kids night out, teen science cafe', schools out, camps, field trips and more! If you have never been to visit us before, we invite you and your family to our open house!

08/16/2021

American Red Cross is on site TODAY for blood donations! Last time slot for donations is 2pm! Come down and donate today! This event is sponsored by the New River Rotary.

08/16/2021
08/12/2021
08/12/2021
Today we celebrate the wonderful oyster for #nationaloysterday. These bivalves are a natural filter with a single oyster...
08/05/2021

Today we celebrate the wonderful oyster for #nationaloysterday. These bivalves are a natural filter with a single oyster being able to filter up to 50 gallons of water each day. That's just one reason that Sturgeon City has helped support Jacksonville North Carolina Government in constructing several artificial oyster reefs in Wilson Bay and the New River. To date, 9.2 million oysters have been placed on the reefs in Wilson Bay and along the New River to help improve water quality and provide valuable habitat.

08/04/2021
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Shark Awareness Day event this past Saturday. We'd like to give a special shou...
07/20/2021

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Shark Awareness Day event this past Saturday. We'd like to give a special shout out to NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO, UNCW Plastic Ocean Project, 350 UNCW, and Ecological Marine Adventures Topsail Island NC for joining us and helping provide some awesome activities and information for event attendees. Thank you to Peno Grill Jacksonville NC and Pelican's Snoballs Jacksonville NC for providing some delicious food and treats and thank you to Duke Energy and Walmart Giving for helping to support this event. #BetterTogether #WalmartGiving

Team Ecco Aquarium and Shark Lab is a grassroots ocean learning program and their aquarium is home to over 275 fish, inv...
07/15/2021

Team Ecco Aquarium and Shark Lab is a grassroots ocean learning program and their aquarium is home to over 275 fish, invertebrates, reptiles, and salamanders. Don't forget to register for Shark Awareness Day on July 17th! Here is the link to register, https://www.sturgeoncity.org/event-details/shark-awareness-day
Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO

Team Ecco Aquarium and Shark Lab is a grassroots ocean learning program and their aquarium is home to over 275 fish, invertebrates, reptiles, and salamanders. Don't forget to register for Shark Awareness Day on July 17th! Here is the link to register, https://www.sturgeoncity.org/event-details/shark-awareness-day
Aquarium & Shark Lab by Team ECCO

We have many opportunities for volunteering throughout the year. Our next event is THIS Saturday, 7/17, from 9 am to 2 p...
07/15/2021

We have many opportunities for volunteering throughout the year. Our next event is THIS Saturday, 7/17, from 9 am to 2 pm. It will be our first annual Shark Awareness Day! If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected] or call (910) 750-5876.

We have many opportunities for volunteering throughout the year. Our next event is THIS Saturday, 7/17, from 9 am to 2 pm. It will be our first annual Shark Awareness Day! If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected] or call (910) 750-5876.

Ecological Marine Adventures is a small marine science center with the mission of conservation education. Join them and ...
07/14/2021

Ecological Marine Adventures is a small marine science center with the mission of conservation education. Join them and learn more about sharks this Saturday! Register here! https://www.sturgeoncity.org/event-details/shark-awareness-day
Ecological Marine Adventures Topsail Island NC

Ecological Marine Adventures is a small marine science center with the mission of conservation education. Join them and learn more about sharks this Saturday! Register here! https://www.sturgeoncity.org/event-details/shark-awareness-day
Ecological Marine Adventures Topsail Island NC

We will have students joining us from UNCW Plastic Ocean Project and 350 UNCW. You can ask them questions about sharks a...
07/13/2021

We will have students joining us from UNCW Plastic Ocean Project and 350 UNCW. You can ask them questions about sharks as well as the importance of finding solutions to address the global plastic pollution and fossil fuel problem to create a more sustainable future. Here is the link for registration https://www.sturgeoncity.org/event-details/shark-awareness-day, don't forget to register!
UNCW Plastic Ocean Project
350 UNCW

We will have students joining us from UNCW Plastic Ocean Project and 350 UNCW. You can ask them questions about sharks as well as the importance of finding solutions to address the global plastic pollution and fossil fuel problem to create a more sustainable future. Here is the link for registration https://www.sturgeoncity.org/event-details/shark-awareness-day, don't forget to register!
UNCW Plastic Ocean Project
350 UNCW

Raffles will be going on throughout the event where you can win free prizes from 4Ocean and Cape Clasp. Don't forget to ...
07/12/2021

Raffles will be going on throughout the event where you can win free prizes from 4Ocean and Cape Clasp. Don't forget to register, the registration link is below. We prefer that you register in advance, but walk-ins are fine!
https://www.sturgeoncity.org/event-details/shark-awareness-day

Raffles will be going on throughout the event where you can win free prizes from 4Ocean and Cape Clasp. Don't forget to register, the registration link is below. We prefer that you register in advance, but walk-ins are fine!
https://www.sturgeoncity.org/event-details/shark-awareness-day

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50 Court St
Jacksonville, NC
28540

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

Telephone

(910) 938-5079

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Math and science enrichment programming for elementary, middle and high school students. Programs are available year round. Professional development for teachers on all acedemic levels. Employment and internship opportunities for Community Colloge and University students.

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Sturgeon City Environmental Education Center

The mission of Sturgeon City is to become the model for inspiring youth leadership, civic involvement, habitat restoration, environmental education and stewardship of the New River and coastal wetlands.

We achieve this mission by providing hands-on STEM programs for area students and adults such as field trips, summer camps, Street Science, birthday parties, outreach and more.

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Deja Blue Jazz event, open to the public 21 and older. Saturday, June 19, 2021, doors open at 7pm. Limited seating with regulation restrictions. This is a Blue Theme event, please dress to impress. Ticket locations are on the flyer. For Additional information, Email: [email protected] IG: @WagEnEm
Artwork belonging to someone else’s little was accidentally sent home with my daughter after science class today. If you’d like it, let me know. I’ll meet you!
Has the preschool program completely stopped?
Had a good time at Earth Day. Beautiful day to walk on the docks through the marsh.
Check out this cool story about the work going on at Sturgeon City. Thank you to UNC-TV for taking the time to visit us and get the word out about all that we have going on.
Had a great day today! Thank you so much! Just can't wait for Thursday!
September is Fall cleanup month for waterways around the country and around the world. While we may not be having an organized event, we encourage everyone to get out and cleanup their favorite river, stream, beach or any other area that is near our wonderful waterways. Please share photos with us and let us know how much trash and recycling you collect during this month. Keep in mind, we have a great rolling launch here at Sturgeon City, you just may want a cart to get down the boardwalk with your canoe or kayak.
Here is the official link with details about donating eclipse glasses. http://www.astronomerswithoutborders.org/awb-programs/resource-sharing-programs/eclipse-glasses-donation-program.html Sturgeon City is registered as an official collection site so please feel free to bring glasses by and we will gather and ship them. Please call ahead to make sure someone is on site. 910-938-6456
Check out this cool composite photo of the stages of the eclipse that Kevin Reopelle with City of Jacksonville, Media Services put together for us. Please note spacing is added for illustrative purposes.
Here is a great shot of the eclipse maximum taken by City of Jacksonville, Media Services.
Follow a live stream of our event on the Jacksonville NC government page.
Reminder to not look directly at the sun next week. Please use an approved viewing method and here is a link with information on how to tell if your eclipse glasses are safe. https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety/iso-certification All glasses that we are giving away and selling at our event are safe.