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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Offers Special Programs to Hatteras Kids

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Date: September 15, 2011
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

As a special post-Irene Hatteras Island event, the National Park Service is offering all Hatteras Island kids and their families the opportunity to learn and experience more about this unique barrier island that they call home.Designed for the children of Hatteras Island, the Especially forHatteras Island Kids interactive programs are crafted to add to the island youths' recognition of the many different natural and cultural resources and stories of our nation's first national seashore.

Join a park ranger forEspecially for Hatteras Island Kids programs Monday, September 12th through Friday, September 30th at 4 p.m. daily and additionally at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at the pavilion on the grounds of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. All Especially for Hatteras Island Kidsprograms are free to Hatteras Island kids and their families!

For more information, call the Buxton Visitor Center at 252-995-4474.

Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.