Junior Ranger Program
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?
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.