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 national parks will be hosting an hour of exploration with their Virtual Scavenger Hunt at 1:00pm EST on Sunday, May 24.

Follow them on Facebook to participate and be ready to do some digital sleuthing on your parks’ websites, share selfies with objects you have at home, and participate in fun activities to get as many points as you can!

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site

Wright Brothers National Memorial

So pitch a tent in your living room or backyard, break out the binoculars, and #FindYourVirtualPark! S’mores and hot chocolate are highly recommended 🙂

National Parks Virtual Campout 2020 Schedule:

(The below schedule and links can also be found on Facebook here. All times are EST.)

Saturday, May 23, 2020

3:00pmTimucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (Florida): Backyard Snakes and Craft

4:00pmMoore’s Creek National Battlefield (North Carolina): 18th Century Cooking and Games Using 21st Century Items

5:00pmKennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (Georgia): Civil War Tent Setup and Skillet Cookie Baking

6:00pmCongaree National Park (South Carolina): Cultural Stories of Congaree (LIVE)

7:00pmFort Donelson National Battlefield (Tennessee): Life at Fort Donelson

8:00pmReconstruction Era National Historical Park (South Carolina): Lighting Your Year: Exploring Our History Through the Stars

9:00pmJean Lafitte National Historical Park (Louisiana): Astronomy Program (LIVE)

Sunday, May 24, 2020

10:00amBlue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina/Virginia): Backyard Birding

11:00amGreat Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee/North Carolina): Camping and Hiking in the Smokies

12:00amBig Cypress National Preserve (Florida): Leave No Trace and Hammock Camping

1:00pmCape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site (North Carolina): National Scavenger Hunt Day Activity

2:00pmBlue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina/Virginia): Much Ado About Number Two

3:00pmGulf Islands National Seashore (Mississippi/Florida): Bingo Activity

4:00pmNatchez Trace Parkway (Mississippi/Alabama/Tennessee): War of 1812 and the Natchez Trace

5:00pmAbraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (Kentucky): Junior Ranger Cave Scientist Activities

6:00pmCarl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (North Carolina): Birding Activities

7:00pmBiscayne National Park (Florida): Songs and Stories of Our National Parks (Live)

8:30pmEverglades National Park (Florida): Into the Wild: An Everglades National Park Adventure

Monday, May 25, 2020

9:00amKings Mountain National Military Park (South Carolina): World War II Living History Program

10:00amReconstruction Era National Historical Park (South Carolina): History of Decoration Day and the Federal Reburial Program


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