In partnership with Outer Banks Forever, funds will cover transportation costs for field trips for students attending local Title I schools KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC and MANTEO, NC — Last month, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial were collectively awarded an Open OutDoors for Kids grant of $7,400 from the National Park Foundation. The goal of the grant program is to provide K-12 students, educators and families with access to national parks around the country through both..
This month Ben Ranelli, Seasonal Resource Management Technician at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, tells us all about loggerhead sea turtles, the species of sea turtle seen most frequently on the Seashore! Icons of Cape Hatteras: Conservation of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle By Ben Ranelli Cape Hatteras National Seashore provides a sanctuary for five different species of..
We invite you to celebrate National Aviation Day (Orville and Katharine Wright’s birthdays!) on Thursday, August 19, at two different locations in the OBX: Dare County Regional Airport and Wright Brothers National Memorial! Dare County Regional Airport: Thursday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the First Flight Society, this event includes..
This month Ben Ranelli, Seasonal Resource Management Technician at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, tells us all about green sea turtles, the largest hard-shelled turtles in the world! Gentle Giants: Conservation of the Green Sea Turtle By Ben Ranelli The story of the green sea turtle is the story of sea grass. Migrating along the coast,..
If you’ve spent time in the Outer Banks, you may have encountered a dog with a heart-shaped nose, stylish sunglasses, a bone collar and a shiny red surfboard. Well, he’s not a real dog, he’s SURF DOG, the fictional star of “SURF DOG’S BEACH SAFETY TIPS,” a book for all ages written and illustrated by husband-and-wife team and..
This month Ben Ranelli, Seasonal Resource Management Technician at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, tells us all about the Kemp’s ridley sea turtle, a rare visitor to the OBX! Rarest of the Rare: Conservation of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle By Ben Ranelli Lifting her head above the waves, a sea turtle takes in a much-needed..
We are eagerly anticipating the arrival of some of our most beloved OBX National Park visitors: sea turtles! Loggerhead, green, leatherback, hawksbill (rare) and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles call Cape Hatteras National Seashore home and from late spring through early fall (May to October), female sea turtles emerge from the ocean to lay their eggs in the sand,..
Are you wishing you could fly to the Outer Banks this summer? With new virtual engagement opportunities from Wright Brothers National Memorial, you can – from wherever you are! Wright Brothers National Memorial App Developed by the National Park Service, the Wright Brothers National Memorial app allows you to explore the park from anywhere in..
June is World Oceans Month – Read on to learn about one of the greatest threats to our beaches, oceans and marine life and how you can help protect them. Imagine this: You’re walking along the beach of Cape Hatteras National Seashore when something catches your eye up ahead. It’s small, bright blue and partially..
We are excited to partner with your OBX national parks and the Dare County Arts Council to help YOU design the next Junior Ranger badge at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site! Every year, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site distributes over 1,100 Junior Ranger Badges to visitors from all over the world. The Junior Ranger program..