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Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034
National Park Service Outer Banks Group (Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site) fall program season will run from Tuesday, September 2 through Monday, October 13, 2014.A variety of programs are offered--all programs are free.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore:
·Daily, 11:00 a.m. -Barrier Island Dynamics:Join us for a look at the wild side of the Outer Banks. Learn how the flora and fauna of this island community are shaped and adapts to the natural processes of island migrations. Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion (15 min).
·Daily, 2:30 p.m. - Surviving the Storm: Hurricanes, Nor'easters and other weather events have shaped these barrier islands for thousands of years. Join a park ranger to examine the history and future of the storms that continue to shape the Outer Banks. Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion (15 min).
·Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday &Saturday at 3:00 p.m. - Banker Ponies: The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! Learn more about their mysterious origins, unique physical attributes and survival skills. Sunscreen is recommended. Ocracoke Pony Pens (30 min).
·Monday at 2:00 p.m. &Thursday at 11:00 a.m. -Ocracoke History: Ocracoke Island has an incredibly rich cultural history. Algonquian, pilots, fisherman, pirates, lifesavers, and solders all play a part in this fascinating story. Come find out more about the island and its people. Ocracoke Visitor Center (30 min).
·Tuesday &Friday at 11:00 a.m. - Pirates!: Ocracoke was a popular place for Blackbeard and other pirates during the early 1700s. Find out why the island was so attractive to pirates and how the golden age of piracy dramatically ended here. Ocracoke Visitor Center (30 min).
·Tuesday &Thursday at 2:00 p.m. &Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. - Barrier Island Nature: Seas turtles, shorebirds seashells, and shoreline migration. Join a ranger for a talk about the wild side of the seashore. Topics will vary daily. Ocracoke Visitor Center (30 min).
·Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. - Ocracoke Village Walking Tour: Stroll through the streets of Ocracoke and discover the history of the village. This ranger-led walk will cover approximately one mile and many of Ocracoke's historic sites.Wear comfortable shoes;bring water and bug spray. Ocracoke Visitor Center (90 min).
Wright Brothers National Memorial:
·Daily, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - Flight Room Talk: Learn about the Wright brothers and how they developed the first successful airplane. See a demonstration of their control system on a reproduction of the 1903 Flyer. Flight Room Auditorium (25 min).
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site:
- Daily, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. –One Island, Many Stories!: Roanoke Island has seen many people come and go.Some died here, while others found things only possible in their dreams. Join use to explore the complete human history of this place. Visitor Center (25 min).
- Daily, every half-hour:Park movie, Roanoke The Lost Colony: Learn more about the Lost Colony. Visitor Center Auditorium (17 min).
By attending programs and completing a workbook, kids can become Junior Rangers. Booklets are free and available at each National Park Service visitor center.