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October 2012 Ranger Programs

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Date: September 19, 2012
Contact: Wouter Ketel, 252-728-2250 ext 3005

HARKERS ISLAND, NC - Ever wonder how wild horses survive on a barrier island? Or why sea turtles lay their eggs at night? Discover the answers to these questions and many more during one of Cape Lookout National Seashore's interpretive talks or guided walking tours.  

A variety of programs will be presented throughout the month of October at various locations within Cape Lookout National Seashore. All programs are free of charge.

Programs will run on schedule unless there is inclement weather. Additional programs may be offered. Check at one of the Visitor Centers for a complete schedule.

According to Superintendent Pat Kenney, "These are great opportunities for a family to spend some time together and experience one of your National Parks." Cape Lookout National Seashore is one of 397 parks that make up the National Park system.

For more information on these programs and other program offerings, call the Harkers Island Visitor Center at 252-728-2250.

Cape Lookout Lighthouse Area

Lighting the Way (Daily, 15 minutes)
Come learn the history of the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the life of the lighthouse keeper.
Programs begin on the porch of the Assistant Keepers' Quarters next to the Lighthouse at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30pm.

Harkers Island

Ribbon of Sand (film) (Daily, 26 minutes)
This film offers spectacular imagery, including aerial and underwater photography, to describe the Cape Lookout ecosystem from the soundside marshes and estuaries to the thin protective line of barrier islands of the Outer Banks and the ocean depths beyond. Program shown upon request in the Harkers Island Visitor Center. For your convenience this film is open captioned and audio described. Assistive listening devices are also available.

Critters of the Night
(Saturday, October 27, 4 hours)
When the sun sets and many creatures are going to sleep, others are just waking up. Discover some of the mysterious animals which make the park come alive at night. Program activities take place at the Harkers Island Visitor Center from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Shackleford Banks

Horse Sense and Survival Tour (October 27, 4 hours) Reservations required
Join a ranger for a half-day walking trip to find the wild horses of Shackleford Banks and watch their behavior. The park will arrange transportation by ferry or you can bring your own boat. There is a fee for the ferry service. Call (252) 728-2250 for reservations and more information.

Did You Know?

Portsmouth Life-Saving Station crew pose in their surfboat.

"You have to go out, you don't have to come back" was the unofficial motto of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. The Life-Saving Service rescued shipwreck victims from stations located in Portsmouth, and on Core Banks and Cape Lookout. Cape Lookout National Seashore More...