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!
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
3:00pm – Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (Florida): Backyard Snakes and Craft
4:00pm – Moore’s Creek National Battlefield (North Carolina): 18th Century Cooking and Games Using 21st Century Items
5:00pm – Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (Georgia): Civil War Tent Setup and Skillet Cookie Baking
6:00pm – Congaree National Park (South Carolina): Cultural Stories of Congaree (LIVE)
7:00pm – Fort Donelson National Battlefield (Tennessee): Life at Fort Donelson
8:00pm – Reconstruction Era National Historical Park (South Carolina): Lighting Your Year: Exploring Our History Through the Stars
9:00pm – Jean Lafitte National Historical Park (Louisiana): Astronomy Program (LIVE)
Sunday, May 24, 2020
10:00am – Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina/Virginia): Backyard Birding
11:00am – Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee/North Carolina): Camping and Hiking in the Smokies
12:00am – Big Cypress National Preserve (Florida): Leave No Trace and Hammock Camping
2:00pm – Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina/Virginia): Much Ado About Number Two
3:00pm – Gulf Islands National Seashore (Mississippi/Florida): Bingo Activity
4:00pm – Natchez Trace Parkway (Mississippi/Alabama/Tennessee): War of 1812 and the Natchez Trace
5:00pm – Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (Kentucky): Junior Ranger Cave Scientist Activities
6:00pm – Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site (North Carolina): Birding Activities
7:00pm – Biscayne National Park (Florida): Songs and Stories of Our National Parks (Live)
8:30pm – Everglades National Park (Florida): Into the Wild: An Everglades National Park Adventure
Monday, May 25, 2020
9:00am – Kings Mountain National Military Park (South Carolina): World War II Living History Program
10:00am – Reconstruction Era National Historical Park (South Carolina): History of Decoration Day and the Federal Reburial Program
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