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    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

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Schedule of Events

Ranger talking with kids on the beach

Ranger talking with kids on the beach

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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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  • Bodie Island: It's National Park Week!

    Sunday, April 20, 2014

    Learn more about this national park in today's program. More

  • Bodie Island: It's National Park Week!

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Learn more about this national park in today's program. More

  • Hatteras Island: It's National Park Week!

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Learn more about this national park in today's program. More

  • Hatteras Island: It's National Park Week!

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Learn more about this national park in today's program. More

  • Ocracoke Island: It's National Park Week!

    Thursday, April 24, 2014

    Learn more about this national park in today's program More

  • Hatteras Island: It's National Park Week!

    Friday, April 25, 2014

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  • Hatteras Island: Jr. Ranger Station

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Becoming a Junior Ranger is a fun way for children to explore and learn more about the National Parks and how they can help protect these important sites. Join us! More

  • Bodie Island: Jr. Ranger Station

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Becoming a Junior Ranger is a fun way for children to explore and learn more about the National Parks and how they can help protect these important sites. Join us! More

  • Ocracoke Island: Jr. Ranger Station

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

    Becoming a Junior Ranger is a fun way for children to explore and learn more about the National Parks and how they can help protect these important sites. More

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Monday, April 28, 2014

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

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Monday, April 28, 2014

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

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Monday, April 28, 2014

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

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Monday, April 28, 2014

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

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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

  • Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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

  • Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

  • Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

  • Hatteras Island: Light Station Discovery Walk

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

  • Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

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

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

Visitor using a spotting scope

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Junior Ranger Program

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

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.