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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Katharine Wright: Pioneer, Educator, and Activist

March is Women’s History Month and we are highlighting some women who have made — and continue to make—an impact on your OBX national parks!  Orville and Wilbur Wright may have taught the world to fly, but their sister Katharine was equally as ambitious and influential in the lives of her brothers, and in the early years of the women’s rights movement.   Katharine Wright was..

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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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