Join in the #VirtualCampout with your national parks!

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..

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Meet Your Ranger: Tracy Ziegler

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),..

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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..

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Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with your OBX national parks

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..

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