Saturday, Jun 17, 2006
National Park Service summer programming at Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore will start on Sunday, June 11, 2006. A wide variety of programs will be offered daily through Labor Day.
Program schedules are available on-line at each parkâs website: Fort Raleigh NHS, www.nps.gov/fora; Wright Brothers NMEM, www.nps.gov/wrbr; and Cape Hatteras NS, www.nps.gov/caha. Program schedules are also listed in In the Park, the National Park Service Outer Banks summer newspaper available at any park visitor center.
Several of the programs offered are specifically designed for children such as âFlying Objectsâ at Wright Brothers NMEN, and âEspecially for Kidsâ at Cape Hatteras NS. Anyone between the ages of 5 and 14 years can earn a Junior Ranger patch by going to programs and completing the parkâs Junior Ranger booklet. Booklets describing Junior Ranger program requirements are available at each parkâs visitor center.
The summer program schedule include history talks, nature walks, and, recreational programs such as crabbing, seining, and snorkeling. Evening campfire programs are offered at Cape Hatteras NS on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8 p.m. A new program, âDragonflies and Butterfliesâ traverses the edges of Seashore wetlands in search of these beautiful hunters and gatherers. The ever popular âPirate Timesâ program is still offered at Ocracoke as well as the âTurtle Talkâ at Bodie Island. The âExplorer Activity: Tour of the Collectionâ offered at Fort Raleigh NHS on July 11th, 18th, 25th and August 1st, 8th, 15th at 11 a.m. includes a walk through the parkâs museum collections storage facility for a look at some very interesting artifacts. Get a taste of Outer Banks âvacationingâ Wright brothersâ style in 1903 at the âLife at Kitty Hawkâ program.
Two community volunteer groups offer programs. The Cape Hatteras Bird Club lead the parkâs âMorning Bird Walkâ near Ramp 44 at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday mornings, and the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club lead the âLetâs Go Fishingâ program on Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m.
Check the program schedule for details.