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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Meet Your Park Ranger: Jami Lanier

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..

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Back to School: At your OBX national parks, education goes beyond park boundaries

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..

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