• Cape Lookout Lighthouse from Barden Inlet

    Cape Lookout

    National Seashore North Carolina

Take Your Parent Outside Day is July 21st

Learning to safely remove the hook from a pinfish
Learning to cast and safely remove fish

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News Release Date: June 28, 2012
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext. 3005

HARKERS ISLAND, NC - Are you looking for some fun, outdoor activities that you can do as a family? Then make plans to join Park Rangers as we celebrate "Take Your Parent Outside Day" on Saturday, July 21, at the Harkers Island Picnic Area of Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Activities begin at 12:00 Noon and end at 4:00 PM. You can participate in all the activities or just a few; the choice is yours. Scouts, home-school groups, and other organizations are asked to call ahead to help us plan for your group.

Activity Schedule

Wildlife Is Not The Only Life On The Outer Banks 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Learn from local Master Gardeners how to identify some beautiful native plants.

Take a Hike 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Enjoy some breathtaking views while walking along the Soundside Trail.

Nature And Technology Can Work Together 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Use a Global Positioning System (GPS) locate the required points on a scavenger hunt.

Learn to Fish 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fishing is great family fun. Learn to use surf rod, cast a net and rake for clams.

Kite Flying All Day
Make a kite and see how high it can fly

Junior Ranger Adventures All Day
Hands on activities are a great way to explore Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Seaside Treasure ID All Day
Found it on the beach but don't know what it is? Bring it to us and we'll discover its identity together.

Seaside Crafts All Day
Nature provides supplies to make fun and challenging crafts to take home.

Ranger Photo Op All Day
Ever want to be a ranger? Put your face on the body and have your picture taken.

Cast and Catch All Day
Practice your aim while casting for plastic fish.

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