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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Hatteras Students Enjoy Lighthouse Climb

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Date: October 5, 2011
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Over the past two weeks over three hundred 1st-8th grade students from the Cape Hatteras Schools visited the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras National Seashore for a free climb and program.These educational field trips were funded by the National Park Service as a special post-Hurricane Irene experience for Hatteras Island children.For approximately 60% of the younger students, it was the first time they had climbed this iconic tower.

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.