Hatteras Students Enjoy Lighthouse Climb
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?
Lightning whelks eat about one large clam per month. The whelk pries the clam open with its muscular foot, wedges the clam open with its shell, then eats the soft inside of the clam. Lightning whelk shells, which whorl to the left, wash up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore.