This month, national parks around the United States are honoring Native American Heritage Month, and our Outer Banks national parks are joining them! Years before the arrival of the English and what we call “The Lost Colony,” the land that is now known as the Outer Banks was home to Native American peoples who honored and cultivated the unique resources of these barrier islands. ..
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..
Join us in celebrating National Public Lands Day 2021 in your OBX national parks on Saturday, September 25! All three of your parks are fee-free for the day! “Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the..
Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing people who support our Outer Banks national parks every day! *Please note: Rebekah is a former seasonal ranger with our Outer Banks national parks! We miss her and wish her the best! Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Hi! I’m Rebekah Smith and..
If you’re looking to rediscover your OBX national parks and to create new memories with your loved ones this year, check out these current ranger programs at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial! Cape Hatteras National Seashore Bodie Island Bodie Island Lighthouse Climbing Monday-Sunday through October 11. First climb is at 9 a.m. and..
This year, our nation will observe the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth (June 19), the day enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, finally learned they were freed. Although President Abraham Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, and the Civil War ended in April 1865, men, women and children who were enslaved in Texas did not..
While Fort Raleigh National Historic Site preserves many important stories that have impacted our country’s history, it is best known as the site of the first attempted English colony in the “New World.” For more than 80 years, one of the main attractions at the park has been the theatrical telling of this story by our friends at the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA). ..
Hometown: Painesville, Ohio Education: B.S. in Biology, Bowling Green State University; M.S. in Coastal Zone Management, Nova Southeastern University Position: Chief of Resource Management and Science, National Parks of Eastern North Carolina Where you’ll find her: My office is located in the Outer Banks Group Headquarters at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo, North Carolina. Other national parks she’s worked at: Dry Tortugas National Park (Florida) as..
Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing people who support your OBX national parks every day! Hometown: Columbus, Ohio Education: Miami University of Ohio; History and International Studies Position: North District Interpreter Where you’ll find her: Her office is at Wright Brothers National Memorial, but you can find her at Fort Raleigh National Historical Site as..
This month, we join the National Park Service and park partners around the country to celebrate Black History Month. Your OBX National Parks are vitally important to Black history in the United States, and your park staff work diligently to ensure these stories are preserved and shared with generations to come. Nearly 160 years ago,..