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National Park Week, April 16 to 24, 2016, is America's largest celebration of national heritage. It's about making great connections, exploring amazing places, discovering open spaces, enjoying affordable vacations, and enhancing America’s best idea—the national parks! It's all happening in your national parks.
Be sure to check out www.nationalparkweek.org. There you can share your national park photos, videos, and tips. While you're there, learn about this year’s National Park Service Centennial celebration and how you can Find Your Park and help support your national parks all year round.
Things you can do during National Park Week at Cape Hatteras National Seashore:
Cape Hatteras National Seashore:
On National Junior Ranger Day, April 16, check out the special Junior Ranger Stations at the Bodie Island Visitor Center from 10:30-12pm and 2:30-4pm; and at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center from 9:30-11am and 2-4pm.
Join special National Park Week programs at the Bodie Island Visitor center on April 19 at 10am & April 20 at 10am; at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion on April 19 at 11am & April 20 at 2pm; and at the Ocracoke Island Visitor Center on April 20 at 11am.
On April 24 at 10 am, Yoga on the Beach at Coquina Beach as part of National Park Rx Day with our partner, The Outer Banks Hospital.
If you can’t visit a national park on National Junior Ranger Day, you can still become a web ranger by visiting www.nps.gov/webrangers.
For a fun and free way to learn more about the National Park Service during National Park Week, you can take an on-line 30-40 minute activity, Introduction to the National Park Service: The History of the NPS, available at www.provalenslearning.com. Completion of this course can provide teachers with 0.2 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits.