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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Offers Summer Volunteer Opportunities to Hatteras Island Teens

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Date: June 23, 2009
Contact: Laura Sturtz, 252-995-4474 x24

Calling all Hatteras Island teens!

 

The National Park Service invites all Hatteras Island uprising 7th -12th graders to join in some exciting summer volunteer experiences to:

  • Assist in staffing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse on the monthly full moon and weekly moonlight climbs;
  • Help a ranger teach visitors about the creatures of the sound and sea at a soundside seining program; and
  • Join other teens in field projects that will aid in protecting the seashore.

This is a great opportunity to get involved with education and protection of the unique natural and cultural resources on this very special and dynamic island where you live!

There will be a kick-off youth group meeting at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Double Keeper’s Quarters on Thursday, July 2 at 7:30 pm. Call 252-995-4474 x25 to let the park know that you plan to attend the meeting and are interested in volunteering. You must bring a parent with you to the meeting. If you have questions, call 252-995-4474 x24 or e-mail Park Ranger Laura Sturtz at Laura_Sturtz@nps.gov.

 

Did You Know?

A navigational chart showing Cape Hatteras and Diamond Shoals

When the Home sank on Diamond Shoals off of Cape Hatteras in 1837, there were only two life jackets for all 130 people on board. Ninety people died. Congress passed the Steamboat Act the next year, requiring all vessels to carry one life jacket per passenger.