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    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

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Be A Junior Ranger

Be a Junior Ranger!!


The Junior Ranger Program is a fun way to learn more about our park and how you can help protect it - just like our park rangers! The Junior Ranger Program at the seashore is designed for kids ages 5 to 13.

To become an official Cape Hatteras National Seashore Junior Ranger during the summer program season (mid-June to Labor Day), you will need to:

  1. Attend two ranger programs - there is a program schedule in In The Park, the park newspaper, which you can get at any of our visitor centers


  2. Complete the Junior Ranger booklet (available at any of our visitor centers) appropriate for your age.

If you complete the booklet, you will earn a Junior Ranger badge.

If you are visiting the park during any other time period, you can earn a Junior Ranger badge by completing the booklet.

If you are not able to visit the park, you can still become a National Park Service Junior Ranger and learn about the jobs of park rangers by visiting www.nps.gov/webrangers. Complete all the activities and you can become a Web Ranger!

Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.