• 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?

The Hatteras Island Weather Station is one of only three remaining weather stations in the country.

The U.S. Weather Bureau Station on Hatteras Island was built in 1901 and was one of 11 stations built around the country. It is one of only three remaining stations nationwide, and the only one in the nation restored to its 1901 condition. The station was reopened in 2007 to house a visitor center.