Back in the summer of 1993 when my family headed to Nags Head for a week, I didn’t know this amazing place would one day be our home. The group was my husband, 5-year-old son, one-month-old daughter, parents, and six younger siblings who traveled from California, Florida, and Virginia. The age range was 1 month..
This November you can help your OBX national parks celebrate one of the most iconic traditions of the Outer Banks – surf fishing. On Saturday, November 2nd join our community for the first ever Surf Fishing Heritage Event! This free community event will celebrate the past, present, and future of surf fishing at Cape Hatteras..
Hometown: Lincolnton, NC Education: NC State University, History major and minor in Social Studies Education Position: Cultural Resource Manager Where you’ll find her: At the Museum Resource Center located at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Other national parks she’s worked at: Vicksburg National Military Park What exactly is the Museum Resource Center? The Museum..
Your OBX national parks aim to inspire and educate our next generation – whether they are in the parks or in the classroom. Now that school is back in session, there are a variety of resources available to teachers and parents who want to carry summer vacation experiences into learning opportunities in the classroom or..
Hometown: Rocky Mount, NC Education: East Carolina University majoring in Recreation and Park Management Previous Park Experience: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Where You’ll Find Him: Lead District Ranger, Cape Hatteras National Seashore How did you know you wanted to be a park ranger? Growing up in Eastern North Carolina we always visited the Outer Banks..
Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us or checked in with your friends, family, and favorite places here in the Outer Banks as we begin to recover from Hurricane Dorian. It has been amazing to see the outpouring of support for our community! As of yesterday, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and..
432 years ago on August 18th, 1587, Eleanor Dare gave birth to the first English child to be born in the New World. She named her Virginia Dare, and each year our friends at The Lost Colony celebrate her birthday with a very special addition to their nightly performance. This weekend on Saturday, August 17th,..
Hometown: Starks, Maine Education: Unity College, majoring in Parks, Recreation, and Ecotourism Where you’ll find him: Lead Park Ranger, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site What do you do as Lead Park Ranger at Fort Raleigh? My job is basically to oversee the visitor center and the day to day operations of the park. I..
We’re excited to bring you this new series to introduce you to the park rangers who spend their days protecting and showcasing your OBX national parks. Be make sure you’re subscribed to our email list to get future Meet Your Ranger profiles! Education: Studied Communications and History at Asbury University, Wilmore KY Where you’ll find..
Update: Your park has announced that NASA astronaut Eric Boe will be the special guest speaker at the event on July 20th! Click here to read the park’s official press release. We are excited to help the park and several local partners celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing! The Outer Banks has..