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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS Offers Volunteer Opportunities for Local Hatteras Island Teens

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Date: June 30, 2010
Contact: Jason Ginder, 252-995-4474 x24

Calling all Hatteras Island teens!

The National Park Service invites all Hatteras Island rising 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 night 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 appreciation of the unique natural and cultural resources on this very special and dynamic island environment, where you live!

To get involved please contact Park Ranger Jason Ginder, by phone at 252-995-4474 x24 or via the e-mail link above.

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.