• 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?

Seasparkle, a tiny dinoflagellate that can be seen glowing in the surfline at night.

The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.