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Ranger and kids seining in salt marshes of Pamlico Sound
Ranger and kids seining in salt marshes of Pamlico Sound

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2017 Spring Daily Program Schedule
May 6 - May 25, 2017
  • 11:30 am, Barrier Island Dynamics – How do plants, wildlife, and people adapt to barrier island geologic change? Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion (20 minutes)
  • 2:00 pm, Lighthouse History – Discuss the details and history of this beautiful sentinel. Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion (20 minutes)

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    • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free!
    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Everyday from 05/06/2017 to 05/25/2017

    How do plants, wildlife, and people adapt to barrier island geologic change? Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (20-30 minutes)

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    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free!
    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Everyday from 05/06/2017 to 05/25/2017

    Discuss the details and history of this beautiful sentinel. Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (20-30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: All About Turtles

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free!
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 05/26/2017 to 09/01/2017

    Join us for an activity-based program on the life and times of the endangered sea turtle. Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Barrier Island Dynamics

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 05/26/2017 to 09/04/2017

    How do plants, wildlife, and people adapt to barrier island geologic change? Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (20-30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Light Station Talk

    • Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 05/26/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Discuss the details and history of this beautiful sentinel. Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (20-30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Soundside Seining

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Sandy Bay soundside parking lot
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 05/26/2017 to 09/01/2017

    Discover the wildlife wonders of the Pamlico Sound using seining nets. Water shoes that secure onto your feet are required: no flip flops or Crocs. Wear clothing you can get wet. Meet at Sandy Bay soundside parking lot. (90 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: War on Hatteras

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 05/26/2017 to 09/01/2017

    Learn of three wars that impacted this island. Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (20-30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: All About Sea Turtles

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 05/26/2017 to 09/01/2017

    Activities especially for seashore kids. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Outer Banks Bird Walk

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Ferry Parking Lot at North End of the Island
    • Fees: free!
    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Every Friday Weekly from 05/26/2017 to 09/01/2017

    Meet winged residents and those traveling the Atlantic Flyway. Bring bug spray. Meet at the ferry parking lot at the north end of the island. (90 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Hurricane Alley

    • Time: 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion
    • Fees: Free!
    Saturday, May 27, 2017

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 05/27/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Hurricanes and nor'easters are a fact of life here. Learn how these powerful storms shaped the Outer Banks! Meet at the Hatteras Island Visitor Center Pavilion. (20-30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Fish with a Ranger

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Pre-register in person at Hatteras Island Museum
    • Fees: Free
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly from 05/29/2017 to 09/04/2017

    We have poles, but you MUST bring the bait! Limited to 15 participants. Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum beginning the Saturday before the program. You can not pre-register over the phone, email or internet.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    • Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: free!
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly from 05/29/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Join us for a talk about the wild side of the park. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Crabbing with a Ranger

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Pre-register in person at the Ocracoke Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free!
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly from 05/29/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Learn about crabs & how to catch them. Limited to 25 participants. Pre-register in person at the Ocracoke Visitor Center starting the Saturday prior to the program. You can not pre-register over the phone, email or internet.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke After Dark

    • Time: 8:45 PM to 9:45 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Campground Beach
    • Fees: Free!
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly from 05/29/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Bring blankets and chairs for an evening of stargazing on the beach! Bring bug spray. Meet at the Ocracoke Campground beach. (1 hour)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    • Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free!
    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Every Monday Weekly from 05/29/2017 to 09/04/2017

    Yes, they were hear! Learn about Blackbeard and others. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Morning Bird Walk

    • Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Location: Fish Cleaning Tables Near ORV Ramp 44
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/30/2017 to 08/29/2017

    Beginner and experienced birders alike can come explore beach and salt marsh bird habitats. Binoculars are available. Bring bug spray and sunscreen. Meet at the fish cleaning tables near ORV Ramp 44. (90 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Night Sky Over Hatteras

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: Parking Lot Near ORV Ramp 43
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/30/2017 to 08/29/2017

    Bring your blankets, chairs, bug spray, and telescopes for this evening of stargazing on the beach. Meet at the parking lot near ORV Ramp 43. (1 hour)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Cast Netting

    • Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
    • Location: Pre-register in advance in person at the Ocracoke Visitor Center
    • Fees: Free
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/30/2017 to 08/29/2017

    Cast netting is one of the oldest forms of fishing. Limited to 25 participants. Pre-register in person at the Ocracoke Visitor Center starting the Saturday prior to the program. You can not pre-register over the phone, email, or internet.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Pirates!

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: free!
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Every Tuesday Weekly from 05/30/2017 to 08/29/2017

    Yes, they were here. Learn about Blackbeard and others. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Cast Netting

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Pre-register at the Hatteras Island Museum
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 05/31/2017 to 08/30/2017

    Casting a net from shore is one of the oldest methods of fishing. Pre-register in person at the Hatteras Island Museum beginning the Saturday prior to the program. You can not pre-register over the phone, email, or internet.

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: All About Sea Turtles

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 05/31/2017 to 08/30/2017

    Activities especially for seashore kids. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Ocracoke History

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: free!
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Every Wednesday Weekly from 05/31/2017 to 08/30/2017

    Learn about the island's rich past. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Hatteras Island: Dark Skies and Stars

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
    • Location: ORV Ramp 27 Parking Lot
    • Fees: Free!
    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/01/2017 to 08/31/2017

    Bring blankets, chairs, and telescopes for this evening of stargazing on the beach. Bring bug spray. Meet at the ORV Ramp 27 parking lot. (1 hour)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Banker Ponies

    • Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: Ocracoke Pony Pens
    • Fees: Free
    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/01/2017 to 08/31/2017

    The Banker Ponies are definitely an Ocracoke must-see! Bring bug spray! Not recommended for those allergic to horses. Meet at the Ocracoke Pony Pens. (20-30 minutes)

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  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore

    Ocracoke Island: Barrier Island Nature

    • Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Location: Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater
    • Fees: Free!
    Thursday, June 1, 2017

    Every Thursday Weekly from 06/01/2017 to 08/31/2017

    Join us for a talk about the wild side of the park. Meet at the Ocracoke Visitor Center Amphitheater. (30 minutes)

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    • Time: 8:30 PM to 9:15 PM,9:30 PM to 10:15 PM
    • Location: Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    • Fees: Purchase tickets through www.recreation.gov
    Friday, June 9, 2017

    Grab your flashlight and experience the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at night by going on a full moon climb. Tickets are required and are limited! Purchase tickets through www.recreation.gov.

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