The Upland Tropical Rain Forest exhibit is temporarily closed through Fall 2022.

Sand Dune Stabilization

Join us in Virginia Beach to restore and stabilize critical ocean dune habitat.

  • Date

    October 20, 2022

  • Time

    9:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Occurs


  • Price


  • Location

    Virginia Beach, VA


Join the National Aquarium Conservation team to restore and stabilize critical sand dunes in partnership with Naval Air Station Oceana.

Sand dunes act as natural barriers, protecting land by preventing erosion and absorbing wave energy. Without this protection, soft coastline would rapidly disappear. We need your help to plant native dune grasses and restore habitat for local wildlife while protecting the shoreline.

Event Dates

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 9 am-2 pm
  • Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 9 am-2 pm
  • Friday, October 21, 2022 from 9 am-2 pm
  • Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 9 am-2 pm

NOTE: Timing for this event is approximate and may change based on weather or the rate at which planting is completed.

Preregistration is required for this event. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. All volunteers under 18 years old will need to be supervised by an adult. Due to security restrictions of working on a naval base, personal information will be required as part of the registration process. Volunteers must register AND provide the necessary security information before 4 pm on September 28, 2022.

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