• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

2013 Fall Program Schedule Announced

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Date: August 27, 2013
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034

National Park Service Outer Banks Group (Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Cape Hatteras National Seashore) fall program season will run from Tuesday, September 3 through Monday, October 14, 2013.A variety of programs are offered--all programs are free.

Wright Brothers National Memorial:

·Daily, 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.-Flight Room Talk: Learn about the Wright Brothers and how they developed the first successful airplane. See a demonstration of their control system on a reproduction of the 1903 Flyer. Flight Room Auditorium (25 min)

·Daily, every half-hour: Park movie, Kitty Hawk - The Wright Brothers' Journey of Invention: Learn more about what happened in 1903. First Flight Pavilion Auditorium (20 min).

Fort Raleigh National Historic Site:

  • Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.The Lost Colony?: Join us as we explore the history and mystery surrounding England's first attempt to colonize the New World. Meet at the Earthen Fort (25 min)
  • Daily, every half-hour:Park movie, Roanoke The Lost Colony: Learn more about the Lost Colony. Visitor Center Auditorium (17 min)

Cape Hatteras National Seashore:

Bodie Island

  • Daily, 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Down the Boardwalk: head along the walkway to the pond platform to meet your ranger for a talk on a variety of topics ranging from wildlife to local history, all while enjoying great views of the Bodie Island Lighthouse and the surrounding area. The entrance to the boardwalk is located at the end of the parking lot near the Bodie Island Visitor Center (15 min).

Hatteras Island

  • Daily, 10:00 a.m. -- Barrier Island Nature:How do we protect unique seashore resources such as nesting shorebirds and sea turtles and their precious habitats? Check at the visitor center to learn the topic of the day.Visitor Center Pavilion (30 min)
  • Daily, 3:00 p.m. -- Sentinel of the Shore: Learn about the rich history of, and future plans for, the park's majestic lighthouses. Visitor Center Pavilion (30 min).

Ocracoke Island

  • Programs announced throughout the week, check at the Ocracoke Visitor Center to find out the topic of the day, times and locations.

By attending programs and completing a workbook, kids can become Junior Rangers.Booklets are free and available at each National Park Service visitor center.For general information on the Outer Banks Group national park sites, visit www.nps.gov/caha, www.nps.gov/fora, www.nps.gov/wrbr;Twitter@CapeHatterasNPS, @WrightBrosNPS, @FortRaleighNPS; or call 252-473-2111.

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Did You Know?

The Hatteras Island Weather Station is one of only three remaining weather stations in the country.

The U.S. Weather Bureau Station on Hatteras Island was built in 1901 and was one of 11 stations built around the country. It is one of only three remaining stations nationwide, and the only one in the nation restored to its 1901 condition. The station was reopened in 2007 to house a visitor center.