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  1. North Carolina Official State Symbols

  2. Kimberly M Critzer ABSPD 2009 Institute

  3. The Official North Carolina Red Berry

  4. The Official North Carolina Red Berry

  5. GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINASESSION 2001Adopted the Strawberry as North Carolina’sOfficial Red Berry NC SESSION LAW 2001-488 HOUSE BILL 382

  6. Fun Facts about Strawberries • Strawberries are a member of the rose family. • On average, there are 200 seeds in a strawberry. • The strawberry is the only fruit with the seeds on the outside of the fruit. • Strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring. • One cup of strawberries is only 55 calories. • Ninety-four per cent of United States households consume strawberries. • The strawberry you eat is not really a fruit or a berry but is the enlarged receptacle of the flower. • Source: http://www.twin-o.com/funfact.html

  7. The Official North Carolina Blue Berry

  8. The Official North Carolina Blue Berry Is the Blueberry

  9. GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINASESSION 2001Adopted the Blueberry as North Carolina’sOfficial Blue Berry NC SESSION LAW 2001-488 HOUSE BILL 382

  10. Fun Facts about Blueberries • Over 200 million pounds of blueberries are grown every year in North America. • Blueberries are related to azaleas, camellias, heathers, and rhododendrons. • Blueberries are native to North America. • Blueberries weren't improved by scientific breeding work until the early 1900s. • Blueberries won't ripen once they are picked. • Blueberries are becoming more popular than ever, over 1500 new products containing blueberries were introduced last year. • Blueberries have more antioxidants than most other fruits and vegetables. • 1/2 cup of blueberries has only 42 calories. • Source: http://www.twin-o.com/funfact.html

  11. The Official North Carolina Beverage

  12. The Official North Carolina Beverageis Milk • 1986 Milk Television Commercial • Milk Matters • Michigan State University Extension • United States Department of Agricultural Resources

  13. Milk the Official Beverage of North Carolina The North Carolina General Assembly of 1987 adopted milk as the official State Beverage.CHAPTER 347 SENATE BILL 396

  14. The Official North CarolinaBird

  15. The Official North Carolina Bird • The Cardinal was selected by popular choice as our State Bird on March 4, 1943. (Session Laws, 1943. c. 595). • The Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) is sometimes called the Winter Redbird because it is most noticeable during the winter when it is the only "redbird" present. • Singing Winter Red Bird

  16. The Official North CarolinaBoat

  17. The Official North Carolina Boat Source: North Carolina Maritime History Council http://www.ncmaritimehistory.org/hiver_2.htm

  18. The Official North Carolina Carnivorous Plant

  19. The Official North Carolina Carnivorous Plant

  20. BrainPOP - Science - Carnivorous PlantsWatch BrainPOP - Science - Carnivorous Plants Sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VG2GEUT66tM http://www.plantaficionado.com/pictures/venus-fly-trap.jpg

  21. The Official North CarolinaChristmasTree

  22. The Official North CarolinaChristmas Tree • The General Assembly of 2005 adopted the Fraser Fir as the official Christmas Tree for the State of North Carolina. GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA SESSION 2005 SESSION LAW 2005-387 HOUSE BILL 1316

  23. The Fraser Fir’s has thick, layered branches, that are silver and blue tipped, with a distinct deep woods forest scent, and a beautiful robust shape. Source: So Ho Trees

  24. The Official North Carolina Colors

  25. The Official North Carolina ColorsRed and Blue • The General Assembly of 1945 declared Red and Blue of shades appearing in the North Carolina State Flag and the American Flag as the official State Colors. • Session Laws , 1945, c. 878 http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/flags/nc_flag.htm

  26. The Official North Carolina Community Theater

  27. The Official North Carolina Community Theater • In 2007, the General Assembly designated the Thalian Association of Wilmington as the Official Community Theater of the State of North Carolina (Session Laws, 2007, c. 68). • Visit the Thalian Association of Wilmington’s website: Click Here to visit the website

  28. The Official North Carolina Dances

  29. The Official North Carolina DancesTraditional Clogging and The Shag North Carolina’s own Cane Creek Cloggers The Shag Carl and Joy Williams Shagging in Greensboro, NC • Watch the Cane Creek Cloggers

  30. The Official North Carolina Dog

  31. The Official North Carolina DogThe Plot Hound • The Plott Hound breed of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) originated in the mountains of North Carolina around 1750 and is the only breed known to have originated in this State. Named for Jonathan Plott who developed the breed as a wild boar hound, the Plott Hound is a legendary hunting dog known as a courageous fighter and tenacious tracker. The Plott Hound is also a gentle and extremely loyal companion to hunters of North Carolina. Source: http://www.coondawgs.com/breedpics/plott.jpg

  32. The Official North Carolina Festivals

  33. The Official North Carolina Festivals The State of North Carolina has several official festivals. • Hertford County Watermelon Festival • Fair Bluff Watermelon Festival • Folkmoot USA • Ayden Collard Festival • Lexington Barbecue Festival Bring on the fun, food, and friends!

  34. The Official North Carolina Fish

  35. The Official North Carolina Fishis the Channel Bass • Also known as the Red Drum Source: http://www.reddrum.com/images/drum1.gif

  36. The Official North Carolina Flag

  37. The Official North Carolina Flag Source: http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/flags/nc_flag.htm

  38. The Official North Carolina Flower

  39. The Official North Carolina FlowerThe Dogwood The General Assembly of 1941 designated the dogwood as the State Flower. (Session Laws , 1941, c. 289). The Dogwood (Cornusflorida) is one of the most prevalent trees in North Carolina and can be found in all parts of the State from the mountains to the coast. It’s blossoms, which appear in early spring and continue on into summer, are most often found in white, although shades of pink and red are not uncommon.

  40. The Official North CarolinaFreshwater Trout

  41. The Official North CarolinaFreshwater Trout is the Southern Appalachian Brook Trout

  42. The Official North Carolina Fruit

  43. The Official North Carolina Fruit is the Scuppernong grape Scuppernong Juice:Crush thoroughly 3 pounds (about 9 cups or 4 pints) fully ripe scuppernongs.Add 1 cups water. Cover and simmer 10 minutes.Strain through jelly bag or cheese cloth. Scuppernong grape recipes Source: http://www.outerbeaches.com/OuterBanks/AllAboutOBX/Folklore/

  44. The Official North Carolina Insect

  45. The Official North Carolina Insect The Honey Bee

  46. The Official North Carolina Mammal

  47. The Official North Carolina Mammal is the Gray Squirrel The General Assembly of 1969 designated the Gray Squirrel as the official State Mammal. (Session Laws, 1969, c. 1207).

  48. The Official North CarolinaMilitary Academy

  49. The Official North CarolinaMilitary Academy isOak Ridge Military Academy Source: http://suescheffblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/oakridge.jpg

  50. The Official North Carolina Nicknames