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 1100 Junior Ranger Badges to visitors from all over the world. The Junior Ranger program..
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 your OBX national parks. In 1890 at a small rural high school in Dayton, Ohio an unlikely friendship was born between a young Orville Wright and..
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 your OBX national parks. Cape Hatteras National Seashore is famous for its 150-year-old lighthouse, its pristine beaches, its fishing spots and its waves. What you may not..
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..
As we begin a new year together, we want to take the time to introduce you to our team – starting with our fearless leader (and Director), Jess! Tell us a little bit about yourself 😊 I was born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia—right outside of Richmond. Growing up, I loved the outdoors—Virginia is a great place..
If you’ve ever walked along the beach of Cape Hatteras National Seashore, you may have been lucky enough to spot a sea turtle or a protected sea turtle nest. According to the park staff at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, loggerhead, green, leatherback, hawksbill (rare) and Kemp’s ridley sea turtles call the Outer Banks home, and from..
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..
When Jeff and Jennifer Schwartzenberg took their family to Wright Brothers National Memorial for the Kite Festival in 2014, they knew they were in for a day of fun. What they didn’t know is that their daughter Kaitlyn (right) – then only 3 years old – would create a memory for them that day..
Legend has it the Ocracoke ponies arrived in the Outer Banks with shipwrecked explorers in the 16th or 17th century, and they’ve called the island home ever since. While many of these early ponies were claimed by residents, some were left to roam wild. The National Park Service took over their care and maintenance in the 1960s..
This month we are excited to once again celebrate a historic day alongside your OBX national parks and the First Flight Society! On December 17, 1903, two brothers from Ohio made history right here in the Outer Banks. By the time Orville and Wilbur Wright arrived in Kitty Hawk, to test their famous “Flyer”—the predecessor..