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Take Your Parent Outside Day

Family Fishing

Date: Saturday, July 21st
Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Are you looking for some activities that you can do as a family? Then make plans to come to the Harkers Island Visitor Center and learn some fun outdoor family oriented activities. Bird Watching, Fishing, and Kayaking are great family activities that the whole family can enjoy. The entire family is welcome but there are some age restrictions for the Learn to Kayak portion.

All activities are free to the public and will take place at Shell Point across from the Harkers Island Visitor Center.

Groups are asked to contact the park (252-728-2250 or e-mail us) to let us know how many people you plan to bring.

 

Below are the activities featured at Take Your Parent Outside Day 2012.

Activity

Description

Time
Wildlife is not the only life on the Outer Banks Learn from local Master Gardeners how to identify some beautiful native plants. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Take a Hike Enjoy some breath taking views while walking along the Soundside Trail. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Nature and Technology Learn to use a Global Positioning System (GPS) as you locate the points on a scavenger hunt. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Surf Fishing Fishing is great family fun. Learn to use a surf rod, cast a net and rake for some clams. 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


All Day Activities

Activity

Description

Junior Ranger Adventures Hands on activities are a great way to explore Cape Lookout National Seashore.
Seaside Treasure ID Found it on the beach but don't know what it is? Bring it to us: we'll discover it's identity together.
Ranger Photo Opportunity Ever want to be a ranger? Put your face on the body and get your picture taken.
Cast and Catch Practice your aim while casting for plastic fish.
Seaside Crafts Nature provides supplies to make fun and challenging crafts to take home.
Kite Flying Make your own kite and see how high it can fly!

Did You Know?

Male Fiddler Crab

If a male fiddler crab losses its large claw during a fight, its small claw will grow into a large claw and its missing claw will grow back as a small claw. Cape Lookout National Seashore