Ranger Scott Babinowich

Meet Your Ranger: Scott Babinowich  

Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing people who support our Outer Banks national parks every day!  Please tell us a little bit about yourself.  Hometown: Pennington, New Jersey.  Education: Undergraduate degree in History and Anthropology and certificate in Museum Studies from The College of William & Mary. Master’s of Science Education from Oregon State University.  Position in our parks/where you can be found: Chief..

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John White's watercolor painting of a group of Carolina Algonquians fishing.

Honoring Native American Legacies in the Outer Banks

This month, national parks around the United States are honoring Native American Heritage Month, and our Outer Banks national parks are joining them!  Years before the arrival of the English and what we call “The Lost Colony,” the land that is now known as the Outer Banks was home to Native American peoples who honored and cultivated the unique resources of these barrier islands. ..

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A fourth grade boy holds up his visitor pass at Wright Brothers National Memorial.

Outer Banks National Parks Awarded Open OutDoors for Kids Grant from National Park Foundation

In partnership with Outer Banks Forever, funds will cover transportation costs for field trips for students attending local Title I schools KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC and MANTEO, NC — Last month, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial were collectively awarded an Open OutDoors for Kids grant of $7,400 from the National Park Foundation. The goal of the grant program is to provide K-12 students, educators and families with access to national parks around the country through both..

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Paul with a large nesting sea turtle on the beach of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Meet Your Ranger: Paul Doshkov

Our Meet Your Ranger series introduces you to the many amazing people who support our OBX national parks every day!  Please tell us a little bit about yourself.     Hometown: Sofia, Bulgaria  Education: B.S. in Biology with an emphasis in Wildlife, Grand Valley State University  Position: Supervisory Biological Technician at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Where he can be found: Nags Head office..

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day 2021 in Your OBX National Parks!

Join us in celebrating National Public Lands Day 2021 in your OBX national parks on Saturday, September 25! All three of your parks are fee-free for the day! “Established in 1994 and held annually on the fourth Saturday in September, National Public Lands Day is traditionally the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the..

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A female loggerhead sea turtle makes her way into the waves on Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Icons of Cape Hatteras: Conservation of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle 

This month Ben Ranelli, Seasonal Resource Management Technician at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, tells us all about loggerhead sea turtles, the species of sea turtle seen most frequently on the Seashore! Icons of Cape Hatteras: Conservation of the Loggerhead Sea Turtle  By Ben Ranelli Cape Hatteras National Seashore provides a sanctuary for five different species of..

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Trip Forman, President of Outer Banks Forever Board of Directors, pulls a red kayak toward the Pamlico Sound at the new kayak launch at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.

Outer Banks Forever Helps Fund First Designated Kayak Launch at Cape Hatteras National Seashore

New Oregon Inlet Kayak Launch provides water sport enthusiasts safe, accessible way to enjoy Pamlico Sound KILL DEVIL HILLS, NC — Outer Banks Forever, the official nonprofit partner of the three Outer Banks national parks, has helped fund the first designated kayak launch at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Located at the south end of the Oregon Inlet Marina, the new..

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Orville and Wilbur Wright complete the first successful heavier-than-air powered flight of 12 seconds on December 17, 1903 in Kill Devil Hills.

Celebrate National Aviation Day 2021 in the OBX!

We invite you to celebrate National Aviation Day (Orville and Katharine Wright’s birthdays!) on Thursday, August 19, at two different locations in the OBX: Dare County Regional Airport and Wright Brothers National Memorial! Dare County Regional Airport: Thursday, August 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Sponsored by the First Flight Society, this event includes..

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A close-up view of a Green sea turtle digging her nest in the sand on the beach of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Gentle Giants: Conservation of the Green Sea Turtle

This month Ben Ranelli, Seasonal Resource Management Technician at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, tells us all about green sea turtles, the largest hard-shelled turtles in the world! Gentle Giants: Conservation of the Green Sea Turtle By Ben Ranelli The story of the green sea turtle is the story of sea grass. Migrating along the coast,..

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