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

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

Schedule of Events

Ranger talking with kids on the beach

Ranger talking with kids on the beach

NPS

Ranger programs are available at various locations throughout the park during the spring, summer, and fall. These programs range from guided tours of Bodie Island Lighthouse to learning how to snorkel. Use the calendar below to access our current schedule of ranger programs.

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  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Seining

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Interested in learning about the Pamilico Sound and the creatures living there? Join a ranger and discover the wonders of the sound. We use seining nets to scoop aquatic wildlife from the water. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates durng the early 1700's. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Cape Hatteras is well known for its abundant bird life. More

  • Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Throughout history the waters around Cape Hatteras have provided important shipping lane and travel routes. More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Friday, August 1, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Learn more about blue crabs and practice the art of catching them. More

  • Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing! We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates durng the early 1700's. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Hatteras Island: Moving History

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    How would you move a 4,800 ton, 198.6-foot tall brick and stone building 2,900 feet down the beach? More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Especially for Kids

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Hands-on activities developed specifically for children that combine education and entertainment. More

  • Hatteras Island: Morning Bird Walk

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    The Outer Banks is well known for its abundant bird life. Come explore their beach and salt marsh habitats. Beginner and experienced birders are welcomed. Binoculars are available. More

  • Hatteras Island: For Kids: Ocean Beach Explorers

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Join a ranger for a hands-on, activity based exploration of the natural environments of the ocean-side of the island. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Snorkel

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    It's not the Caribbean, but the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound are home to an array of small fish, shrimp, and crabs. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Explore the Shore

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    The seashore is constantly changing, making beach exploration new every day. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Throughout history the waters around Cape Hatteras have provided important shipping lane and travel routes. More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Sky Over Hatteras

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Before GPS and radar, mariners used the stars to navigate. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Cast Netting

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Come and try your hand at using a cast net, one of the oldest forms of fishing. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Village Walking Tour

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Stroll through the streets of Ocracoke and discover the history of the village. . More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Cast Netting

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Casting a net from shore is one of the oldest methods of fishing still practiced arround the world today. More

  • Hatteras Island: Seashore Arts

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Get in touch with your artistic side and create a lasting memory of the seashore. Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum beginning the Saturday prior to the program. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Hatteras Island: For Kids: Pamlico Sound Explorers

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Let's investigate and get active along the natural environments of the Pamlico Sound-side of the island. More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Life

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    Leave your flashlights in your pocket and welcome back the night. More

  • Ocracoke Island: National Lighthouse Day: The Oldest Lighthouse

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    The Ocracoke Lighthouse is the oldest continously operating lighthouse in North Carolina. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Learn more about blue crabs and practice the art of catching them. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Especially for Kids

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Hands-on activities developed specifically for children that combine education and entertainment. More

  • Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing! We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Snorkel

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    It's not the Caribbean, but the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound are home to an array of small fish, shrimp, and crabs. More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Climb

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Join us for a guided tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse...at NIGHT! You will need to pre-purchase Night Climb tickets in person. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Hatteras Island: Moving History

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    How would you move a 4,800 ton, 198.6-foot tall brick and stone building 2,900 feet down the beach? More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island - National Lighthouse Day: The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse--Why is it Here

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Have you ever wondered why this lighthouse was built on a remote barrier island? More

  • Bodie Island: - National Lighthouse Day: A Link in the Chain

    Thursday, August 7, 2014

    While the Bodie Island lighthouse stands alone on a narrow ribbon of sand, it serves as a linke in the chain of a network of lighthouses on the east coast. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Seining

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Interested in learning about the Pamilico Sound and the creatures living there? Join a ranger and discover the wonders of the sound. We use seining nets to scoop aquatic wildlife from the water. More

  • Hatteras Island: US Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet Tour

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    The US Coast Guard, and its predecessor, the US Life-Saving Service, have a long and heroic history on the Outer Banks. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates durng the early 1700's. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Cape Hatteras is well known for its abundant bird life. More

  • Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Throughout history the waters around Cape Hatteras have provided important shipping lane and travel routes. More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Friday, August 8, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Saturday, August 9, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Hatteras Island: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse! More

  • Bodie Island: Bodie Island Lighthouse Full Moon Climb

    Sunday, August 10, 2014

    Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Bodie Island Lighthouse. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Learn more about blue crabs and practice the art of catching them. More

  • Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing! We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates durng the early 1700's. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Hatteras Island: Moving History

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    How would you move a 4,800 ton, 198.6-foot tall brick and stone building 2,900 feet down the beach? More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Especially for Kids

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Hands-on activities developed specifically for children that combine education and entertainment. More

  • Hatteras Island: Morning Bird Walk

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    The Outer Banks is well known for its abundant bird life. Come explore their beach and salt marsh habitats. Beginner and experienced birders are welcomed. Binoculars are available. More

  • Hatteras Island: For Kids: Ocean Beach Explorers

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Join a ranger for a hands-on, activity based exploration of the natural environments of the ocean-side of the island. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Snorkel

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    It's not the Caribbean, but the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound are home to an array of small fish, shrimp, and crabs. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Explore the Shore

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    The seashore is constantly changing, making beach exploration new every day. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Throughout history the waters around Cape Hatteras have provided important shipping lane and travel routes. More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Sky Over Hatteras

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Before GPS and radar, mariners used the stars to navigate. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Cast Netting

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Come and try your hand at using a cast net, one of the oldest forms of fishing. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Village Walking Tour

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Stroll through the streets of Ocracoke and discover the history of the village. . More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Cast Netting

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Casting a net from shore is one of the oldest methods of fishing still practiced arround the world today. More

  • Hatteras Island: Seashore Arts

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Get in touch with your artistic side and create a lasting memory of the seashore. Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum beginning the Saturday prior to the program. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Hatteras Island: For Kids: Pamlico Sound Explorers

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Let's investigate and get active along the natural environments of the Pamlico Sound-side of the island. More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Life

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Leave your flashlights in your pocket and welcome back the night. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Learn more about blue crabs and practice the art of catching them. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Especially for Kids

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Hands-on activities developed specifically for children that combine education and entertainment. More

  • Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing! We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Snorkel

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    It's not the Caribbean, but the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound are home to an array of small fish, shrimp, and crabs. More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Climb

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Join us for a guided tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse...at NIGHT! You will need to pre-purchase Night Climb tickets in person. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Hatteras Island: Moving History

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    How would you move a 4,800 ton, 198.6-foot tall brick and stone building 2,900 feet down the beach? More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Seining

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Interested in learning about the Pamilico Sound and the creatures living there? Join a ranger and discover the wonders of the sound. We use seining nets to scoop aquatic wildlife from the water. More

  • Hatteras Island: US Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet Tour

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    The US Coast Guard, and its predecessor, the US Life-Saving Service, have a long and heroic history on the Outer Banks. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates durng the early 1700's. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Cape Hatteras is well known for its abundant bird life. More

  • Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Throughout history the waters around Cape Hatteras have provided important shipping lane and travel routes. More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Friday, August 15, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Saturday, August 16, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Sunday, August 17, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Learn more about blue crabs and practice the art of catching them. More

  • Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing! We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates durng the early 1700's. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Hatteras Island: Moving History

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    How would you move a 4,800 ton, 198.6-foot tall brick and stone building 2,900 feet down the beach? More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Monday, August 18, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Especially for Kids

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Hands-on activities developed specifically for children that combine education and entertainment. More

  • Hatteras Island: Morning Bird Walk

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    The Outer Banks is well known for its abundant bird life. Come explore their beach and salt marsh habitats. Beginner and experienced birders are welcomed. Binoculars are available. More

  • Hatteras Island: For Kids: Ocean Beach Explorers

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Join a ranger for a hands-on, activity based exploration of the natural environments of the ocean-side of the island. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Snorkel

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    It's not the Caribbean, but the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound are home to an array of small fish, shrimp, and crabs. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Explore the Shore

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    The seashore is constantly changing, making beach exploration new every day. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Throughout history the waters around Cape Hatteras have provided important shipping lane and travel routes. More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Sky Over Hatteras

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Before GPS and radar, mariners used the stars to navigate. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Cast Netting

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Come and try your hand at using a cast net, one of the oldest forms of fishing. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Village Walking Tour

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Stroll through the streets of Ocracoke and discover the history of the village. . More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Cast Netting

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Casting a net from shore is one of the oldest methods of fishing still practiced arround the world today. More

  • Hatteras Island: Seashore Arts

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Get in touch with your artistic side and create a lasting memory of the seashore. Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum beginning the Saturday prior to the program. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Hatteras Island: For Kids: Pamlico Sound Explorers

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Let's investigate and get active along the natural environments of the Pamlico Sound-side of the island. More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Life

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Leave your flashlights in your pocket and welcome back the night. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Learn more about blue crabs and practice the art of catching them. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Especially for Kids

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Hands-on activities developed specifically for children that combine education and entertainment. More

  • Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing! We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Snorkel

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    It's not the Caribbean, but the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound are home to an array of small fish, shrimp, and crabs. More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Climb

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Join us for a guided tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse...at NIGHT! You will need to pre-purchase Night Climb tickets in person. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Hatteras Island: Moving History

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    How would you move a 4,800 ton, 198.6-foot tall brick and stone building 2,900 feet down the beach? More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Seining

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Interested in learning about the Pamilico Sound and the creatures living there? Join a ranger and discover the wonders of the sound. We use seining nets to scoop aquatic wildlife from the water. More

  • Hatteras Island: US Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet Tour

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    The US Coast Guard, and its predecessor, the US Life-Saving Service, have a long and heroic history on the Outer Banks. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates durng the early 1700's. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Cape Hatteras is well known for its abundant bird life. More

  • Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Throughout history the waters around Cape Hatteras have provided important shipping lane and travel routes. More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Sunday, August 24, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Learn more about blue crabs and practice the art of catching them. More

  • Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing! We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates durng the early 1700's. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Hatteras Island: Moving History

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    How would you move a 4,800 ton, 198.6-foot tall brick and stone building 2,900 feet down the beach? More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Hatteras Island: National Park Service Founders Day: Meaning of the National Park Service

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    The parks of the Outer Banks Group are part of a vast network of sites protecting our natural and cultural heritage from coast to coast. More

  • Bodie Island - National Park Service Founders Day: Meaning of the National Park Service

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    The parks of the Outer Banks Group are part of a vast network of sites protecting our natural and cultural heritage from coast to coast. More

  • Hatteras Island - National Park Service Founders Day: Build Your Own Arrowhead

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    The National Park Service arrowhead has unique symbolism related to the agency's mission. More

  • Ocracoke Island: National Park Service Founders Day: Meaning of the National Park Service

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    The parks of the Outer Banks Group are part of a vast network of sites protecting our natural and cultural heritage from coast to coast. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Especially for Kids

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Hands-on activities developed specifically for children that combine education and entertainment. More

  • Hatteras Island: Morning Bird Walk

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    The Outer Banks is well known for its abundant bird life. Come explore their beach and salt marsh habitats. Beginner and experienced birders are welcomed. Binoculars are available. More

  • Hatteras Island: For Kids: Ocean Beach Explorers

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Join a ranger for a hands-on, activity based exploration of the natural environments of the ocean-side of the island. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Snorkel

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    It's not the Caribbean, but the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound are home to an array of small fish, shrimp, and crabs. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Explore the Shore

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    The seashore is constantly changing, making beach exploration new every day. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Throughout history the waters around Cape Hatteras have provided important shipping lane and travel routes. More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Sky Over Hatteras

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Before GPS and radar, mariners used the stars to navigate. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Cast Netting

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Come and try your hand at using a cast net, one of the oldest forms of fishing. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Village Walking Tour

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Stroll through the streets of Ocracoke and discover the history of the village. . More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Cast Netting

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Casting a net from shore is one of the oldest methods of fishing still practiced arround the world today. More

  • Hatteras Island: Seashore Arts

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Get in touch with your artistic side and create a lasting memory of the seashore. Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum beginning the Saturday prior to the program. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Hatteras Island: For Kids: Pamlico Sound Explorers

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Let's investigate and get active along the natural environments of the Pamlico Sound-side of the island. More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Life

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Leave your flashlights in your pocket and welcome back the night. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Learn more about blue crabs and practice the art of catching them. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Especially for Kids

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Hands-on activities developed specifically for children that combine education and entertainment. More

  • Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing! We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Snorkel

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    It's not the Caribbean, but the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound are home to an array of small fish, shrimp, and crabs. More

  • Hatteras Island: Night Climb

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Join us for a guided tour of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse...at NIGHT! You will need to pre-purchase Night Climb tickets in person. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Hatteras Island: Moving History

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    How would you move a 4,800 ton, 198.6-foot tall brick and stone building 2,900 feet down the beach? More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Soundside Seining

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Interested in learning about the Pamilico Sound and the creatures living there? Join a ranger and discover the wonders of the sound. We use seining nets to scoop aquatic wildlife from the water. More

  • Hatteras Island: US Coast Guard Station Hatteras Inlet Tour

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    The US Coast Guard, and its predecessor, the US Life-Saving Service, have a long and heroic history on the Outer Banks. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates durng the early 1700's. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Cape Hatteras is well known for its abundant bird life. More

  • Hatteras Island: The World at War on Hatteras

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Throughout history the waters around Cape Hatteras have provided important shipping lane and travel routes. More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells, and shoreline migration. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

  • Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Learn more about blue crabs and practice the art of catching them. More

  • Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Learn the sport of surf casting and fishing! We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates durng the early 1700's. More

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Join a ranger for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. More

  • Hatteras Island: Moving History

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    How would you move a 4,800 ton, 198.6-foot tall brick and stone building 2,900 feet down the beach? More

  • Hatteras Island: Surviving the Storm

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Hurricanes, nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. More

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    How tall is it? Why was it built here? What is a Fresnel lens? More

 
Youth visitor looking through a spotting scope with the help of a park ranger

Visitor using a spotting scope

NPS

Junior Ranger Program

Become a junior ranger and earn a badge. Ask about this program at any of our visitor centers.

Did You Know?

Sea Whip, though it looks like a plant, is actually whole colony of animals.

A piece of sea whip that washes up on the beach at Cape Hatteras National Seashore is not a plant, but the skeleton of a whole colony of animals. A tiny animal lived in each hole on the yellow, orange or purple stems. It had a mouth, a stomach and eight tentacles to catch food.