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..
50 years ago at the site of man’s first powered flight, hundreds gathered to watch man’s first steps on the moon. Join us as we go back in time and explore how the Wright Brothers’ innovation led to this monumental event, and how far we’ve come since then. Join us on Saturday, July 20th from..
20 years ago, locals and visitors from around the country came to watch as the famed Cape Hatteras Lighthouse was hoisted up and moved 2,900 feet to it’s current location. We are proud to support Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Outer Banks Lighthouse as they celebrate this incredible feat of engineering. 20th Anniversary of..
Each of us knows how our national parks impact us personally. They are places we visit to escape, to learn, and to create memories. Our OBX national parks also play a vital role in our local community by creating jobs and attracting visitors who support local businesses while they’re here. Below is a press release..