Hometown: Townson, Maryland Education: Ph.D., Duke University; B.S., University of Maryland Position: Chief of Resource Management and Science for the National Parks of Eastern North Carolina (I work in five parks!) Where you’ll find her: On the road in my government vehicle – I travel all the time to Cape Lookout, Moore’s Creek and throughout Cape Hatteras National Seashore! Other national parks she’s worked at: Everglades National Park (Florida),..
March is Women’s History Month and we’re highlighting women who have made — and continue to make—an impact on your OBX national parks! Though her name may be unfamiliar to many, Louise Meekins helped shape your OBX national parks into the special places that they are today. In fact, Meekins made history of her own:..
Happy World Wildlife Day! The Outer Banks and your OBX national parks are home to a variety of wildlife so to celebrate we wanted to introduce you to some of the amazing creatures that call the barrier islands home! About Me: Seal There are four types of seals that can be found along the beaches..
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..
A Mirror to the Past, A Map to the Future: The Freedmen’s Colony at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
This month, we join with the National Park Service in celebrating and honoring African American History Month by sharing stories about African American history in the Outer Banks and in your OBX national parks. Roanoke Island, 8 miles wide and two miles long, sits tucked between the North Carolina mainland and the barrier islands that make up the..
On January 20, your OBX national parks will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., by celebrating the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service! According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was first observed on January 20, 1986, the same day as..
The holiday season is here and you’ve probably been hearing about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but have you heard about Giving Tuesday? If you’re not familiar, Giving Tuesday is an online day of giving celebrated each year around the world after Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Think of it as the “do good”..
Hometown: Lincolnton, NC Education: NC State University, History major and minor in Social Studies Education Position: Cultural Resource Manager Where you’ll find her: At the Museum Resource Center located at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site Other national parks she’s worked at: Vicksburg National Military Park What exactly is the Museum Resource Center? The Museum..
Your OBX national parks aim to inspire and educate our next generation – whether they are in the parks or in the classroom. Now that school is back in session, there are a variety of resources available to teachers and parents who want to carry summer vacation experiences into learning opportunities in the classroom or..
432 years ago on August 18th, 1587, Eleanor Dare gave birth to the first English child to be born in the New World. She named her Virginia Dare, and each year our friends at The Lost Colony celebrate her birthday with a very special addition to their nightly performance. This weekend on Saturday, August 17th,..