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Junior Ranger Program

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Date: July 11, 2008

Sienna Nambo of Houston, Texas proudly displays a vest adorned with National Park Service Junior Ranger patches that she earned during her visits to various national park sites. Sienna received her Junior Seashore Ranger patch this past Thursday from Cape Hatteras National Seashore Ranger Heather Honnold. The Junior Ranger program is free and available at all national park sites on the Outer Banks: Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial. The North Carolina Beach Buggy Association, the First Flight Society and Eastern National assist the National Park Service in providing these Junior Ranger programs to the public. Children who cannot visit a national park site in person are invited to take part in the national "WebRangers" activities at www.nps.gov/webrangers.

Did You Know?

Ocracoke Inlet was one of the most heavily traveled inlets in the 1700s.

In the 1700s, Ocracoke Inlet was one of the busiest inlets in the East. It was one of the few navigable waterways for ships accessing inland ports such as Elizabeth City, Edenton or New Bern. It was here that Blackbeard the pirate found the inlet's heavy shipping traffic ripe for easy pickings.