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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS “Beach Ambassador” Program Additional Training Dates Scheduled

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Date: June 14, 2007
Contact: Outer Banks Group, (252) 473-2111

The next scheduled training dates for the new pilot "Beach Ambassador" program are set for the 2007 summer season. The program’s goal is to increase preventative lifesaving efforts through educational materials and personal contacts with the visiting public to Cape Hatteras National Seashore and village beaches. The program will educate and inform the public of potential hazards associated with beach recreation, including rip current awareness.

The park is recruiting for a cadre of volunteers from the surrounding communities in Dare County. Training on beach and water safety conditions will be provided:

Training dates scheduled for:

Saturday, June 23, 2007

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Rodanthe Waves Salvo Community Center in Rodanthe, NC

Additional training date has been set for:

Saturday, July 21, 2007

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Nags Head Fire Station in Nags Head. Parking is limited. (Park behind the fire station)

To learn more about this exciting new program and volunteer time to help save lives, contact Chief Ranger Norah Martinez at (252) 473-2111 ext. 118 or 119.

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.