A fourth grade boy holds up his visitor pass at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

Outer Banks National Parks Awarded Open OutDoors for Kids Grant from National Park Foundation

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..

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A female loggerhead sea turtle makes her way into the waves on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Icons of Cape Hatteras: Conservation of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle 

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..

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Orville and Wilbur Wright complete the first successful heavier-than-air powered flight of 12 seconds on December 17, 1903 in Kill Devil Hills.

Celebrate National Aviation Day 2021 in the OBX!

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..

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A close-up view of a Green sea turtle digging her nest in the sand on the beach of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Gentle Giants: Conservation of the Green Sea Turtle

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,..

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The cover image of "SURF DOG'S BEACH SAFETY TIPS," featuring a golden haired dog with sunglasses and a bone collar surfing on a red surfboard.

A Q&A with Kevin McCabe and Kim Mosher, creators of “SURF DOG’S BEACH SAFETY TIPS”

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..

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A rare Kemp's ridley sea turtle digs her nest on the beach of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Rarest of the Rare: Conservation of the Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

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..

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Loggerhead sea turtles crawl on the sand toward ocean on Oracoke Island

How You Can Help Sea Turtles This Summer 

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,..

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