Your OBX national parks are joining parks around the country for a Virtual Campout this Memorial Day weekend! From Saturday to Monday, you can participate in activities at home and hear from special guests from over 20 national parks. You’ll be able to explore the natural and cultural history these amazing places preserve. Your OBX..
If you’ve had the opportunity to travel to Ocracoke, then you may have stopped to visit some of the island’s most popular residents: the Banker ponies that are protected and cared for by your OBX national park staff. But how did these ponies come to be on the island? According to Cape Hatteras National Seashore,..
As the Outer Banks community prepares to re-open to visitors on Saturday, May 16th (entry FAQs here), we want to share a few important safety tips and reminders with you. This includes not only how to be safe when spending time near the ocean, but also guidelines for ensuring your summer trip is still safe..
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site App Developed by the National Park Service, Fort Raleigh’s interactive app allows you to visit the park from anywhere in the world! The app features videos and posts on the Carolina Algonquian Indians, the Lost Colony, the Battle of Roanoke Island, the Freedman’s Colony and Reginald Fessenden, the father of..
There’s never been a time when your OBX community and national parks need your support more than now. The good news is, you can choose how you give back and we hope you’ll join us today as we rally to support your parks, and our OBX community. Today is Giving Tuesday Now, a global movement..
Have you ever stopped to think about what our nation—and our local OBX community—would be like without its national parks? These special places preserve our history, our culture and our environment for our enjoyment and for the enjoyment of generations to come. So it’s very fitting that National Park Week always falls in line with Earth Day! This year..
It’s National Park Week!! While we can’t celebrate in person, we’ll be sharing ideas all week on Facebook and Instagram to help you celebrate your OBX national parks, and all national parks, together at home. First up – today is Junior Ranger Day, so let’s see those badges! Post a photo on Facebook or Instagram..
Hometown: Townson, Maryland Education: Ph.D., Duke University; B.S., University of Maryland Position: Chief of Resource Management and Science for the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina (I work in five parks!) Where you’ll find her: On the road in my government vehicle – I travel all the time to Cape Lookout, Moore’s Creek and throughout Cape Hatteras National Seashore! Other national parks she’s worked at: Everglades National Park (Florida),..
March is Women’s History Month and we’re highlighting women who have made — and continue to make—an impact on your OBX national parks! Though her name may be unfamiliar to many, Louise Meekins helped shape your OBX national parks into the special places that they are today. In fact, Meekins made history of her own:..
March is Women’s History Month and we are highlighting some women who have made — and continue to make—an impact on your OBX national parks! Orville and Wilbur Wright may have taught the world to fly, but their sister Katharine was equally as ambitious and influential in the lives of her brothers, and in the early years of the women’s rights movement. Katharine Wright was..