Natural and man-made treasures found after an Outer Banks hurricane.

UNC CSI Hosting Lecture on Beach Combing Biology

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on North Carolina’s beachcombing as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights information on coastal topics...

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UNC CSI Hosting Lecture on Pharmaceuticals in Coastal Waters

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture this month on pharmaceuticals and personal care products in coastal waters as part of its “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series,...

"Lunch Tiime" by Nancy Haddock

Photography Art Expo Opening At Roanoke Island Wildlife Refuge

The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is hosting a series of Wildlife and Wetlands of Eastern North Carolina Art Expos throughout the year, and the next Expo will open with an...

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes to Expand Conservation

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks public input on its proposal to expand the acquisition boundary for Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge. “The Roanoke River corridor offers  important bottomland hardwood habitat to many...

The students, faculty, and staff of the 2016 UNC Outer Banks Field Site.

UNC Outer Banks Field Site Students To Present Research Project

The eleven UNC-Chapel Hill students who have been studying and conducting research at the Outer Banks Field Site (OBXFS) since August and will present their findings at a public Capstone presentation at 2pm on...

Dr. Michael Piehler obtaining samples from a North Carolina oyster reef.

UNC CSI to Host Oyster Reef Research Lecture

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on oyster reef function research as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights research on coastal...

Join us next Thursday, September 29 at 7pm for a fun and educational presentation about humpback whales, a Hawaiian Sanctuary, and the joys of volunteering. (photo: Terry Mitchell)

Wildlife Refuge Hosting Humpback Whale Program

 On Thursday night, September 29th at 7pm at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center for an intriguing program about Humpback whales and the Humpback Whale Sanctuary in Maui.   Refuge Volunteer Terry Mitchell also volunteers...

Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront

National Park Service To Present Science Workshop

Cape Hatteras National Seashore will conduct a science workshop to evaluate factors affecting shorebirds and sea turtles on Seashore beaches. The workshop will take place from September 26-27, 2016 at: Ramada Plaza Nags Head...

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UNC CSI To Host Science Lecture On Sustainable Coastal Gardening

 The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on sustainable coastal gardening and as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series this month.  This series, held monthly, highlights research...

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Earth Fair OBX Returns To Jockey’s Ridge, Nags Head

You are invited to come and celebrate Earth Day on the Outer Banks at Jockey’s Ridge State Park and participate in a variety of engaging activities at Earth Fair OBX V. For the 5th...

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UNC CSI To Host Lecture On Sea Level Rise

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on sea level rise as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights research on coastal topics...

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National Park Service Announces Cape Hatteras 2016 Campground Season

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that the Cape Hatteras National Seashore camping season will be expanded for 2016. All four campgrounds, Oregon Inlet, Cape Point, Frisco, and Ocracoke...

Mattamuskeet sunset (photo: Keith Ramos/USFWS)

Mattamuskeet Refuge Helping Neighbors Impacted By Excessive Rainfall

Mattamuskeet National Wildlife Refuge is a beautiful place to visit, but it’s much, much more.  Mattamuskeet is a place for wildlife and a place for people to enjoy wildlife and wildlands.  Mattamuskeet is also...

Downy Woodpeckers can be spotted in the winter months. (photo: Jeff Lewis)

UNC CSI Hosting Winter Gardening And Birdwatching Lecture

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute (UNC CSI) is hosting a lecture on sustainable winter gardening and birdwatching as part of its  “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  This series, held monthly, highlights research on...

Underwater archaeology researchers on the site of the São José slave ship wreck near the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa. Photo courtesy Iziko Museums.

UNC CSI to Host Slave Wrecks Project Archaeology Presentation

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute is hosting a maritime heritage themed lecture entitled “The Slave Wrecks Project”, as part of the ongoing “Science on the Sound” lecture series.  The lecture will be held at...

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Chief Ranger Boone Vandurza. (photo: National Park Service)

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Welcomes New Chief Ranger

The National Park Service Outer Banks Group of national parks welcomes Daniel “Boone” Vandzura to the park leadership staff as the Chief Ranger of the Visitor & Resource Protection Division. Daniel “Boone” Vandzura began...

Map of Union Attack on Fort Fisher, North Carolina (January 15, 1865).

UNC CSI To Host ‘Our Underwater Heritage’ Lecture

The UNC Coastal Studies Institute will host the ninth presentation in the “Our Underwater Heritage” Lecture series on December 3, at 6pm at the UNC CSI campus site on Roanoke Island.   The lecture...

Red wolves (photo by Greg Koch)

Celebrate International Wolf Awareness Week

International Wolf Awareness Week will be celebrated at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, located at 100 Conservation Way on Roanoke Island, with singer/songwriter and naturalist Terri Bocklund. Cry Wolf is a free, one-hour...

Painting by Frank DuVal, titled "Osprey", after a photograph by Eve Turek.

Fall Art Expo Opening At Roanoke Island National Wildlife Refuge

Throughout the year, the  National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island hosts a series of Art Expos featuring various artforms focusing on Wildlife and Wildlands of Eastern North Carolina. The Fall Art Expo will open...

The National Park Service Youth Conservation Corps was made up of local students (from left to right, back row) Kameron Wocel, Rhett Kowlolk, William Dong, Flectcher Casey, (middle row) Robbie Campbell, Marcos Cruz, (front row) Briana Gallaga, and Jaci Eckert. (photo by National Park Service)

Outer Banks Locals Join NPS Youth Conservation Corps

This summer, the National Park Service (NPS) Outer Banks Group hired local youths for the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program to assist with many park projects.   These energetic young students recently performed valuable...

Waylon Burkhart at the Fishing and Crabbing Rodeo at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. (photo: USFWS/Cindy Heffley)

Pea Island Wildlife Refuge Hosts Fishing-Crabbing Rodeo

You are invited to come join your friends and neighbors at the annual Fishing and Crabbing Rodeo, one of the most looked forward to events for families on the Outer Banks, happening on Saturday, June...

The National Park Service will host a series of Outer Banks beach cleanups in June in honor of World Oceans Month.

National Park Service Hosting Outer Banks Beach Cleanups

The month of June marks the beginning of summer and also the beginning of World Oceans Month.  The oceans make up approximately 70 percent of the earth and are global natural treasures providing a...

Young Explorers is among the many summer programs offered at National Wildlife Refuges loated on the Outer Banks. (photo: USFWS/Heffley)

Summer Programs Announced At Outer Banks Wildlife Refuges

This summer you are invited to get outside and enjoy your Outer Banks national wildlife refuges. Summer programs started on Tuesday, June 2, and will continue through Friday, August 28.  Read on for the full schedule...

Paddling exploration adventures are offered at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. (photo: USFWS/Rock)

Pea Island Wildlife Refuge Paddling Exploration Offered

This summer, from June through August, you are invited to paddling and exploration adventures at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.  The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is open Monday through Saturday,...

Jockey's Ridge State Park, Nags Head

Celebrate Jockey’s Ridge 40th Anniversary May 31

Jockey’s Ridge State Park will celebrate its 40th anniversary since being saved from the threat of encroaching development four decades ago with an event this week. On May 31, 1975, after two years of...

Soundside fire on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, taken from west of Wanchese on May 18 at approximately 5pm. (photo by Frankie Powers)

Soundside Fire on Alligator River Refuge Reaches 100 Acres

At approximately 4:30 pm yesterday, smoke was reported on the sound shore north of Point Peter Road and south of Callahan’s Creek on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.  Refuge and NC Forest Service personnel...

Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day on May 9, 2015 at Alligator River Wildlife Refuge

Celebrate Migratory Bird Day At Alligator River Refuge

You are invited to the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day with an open air tram tour this Saturday, May 9, from 9am to 12pm.   You can hop on...

"Pond Life" by Susan Dixon

Spring Wildlife Art Expo Opening Reception Announced

The Opening Reception for the Spring Wildlife Art Expo is scheduled for Friday, May 8, 2015 from 5 – 8 PM at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island.  The reception is...

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Hatteras Wildlife Protection Environmental Assessment Released

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) released today, for public review, the Seashore plan which reviews wildlife protection buffers for public access.   This environmental assessment (EA), prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy...

Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills

National Park Service Outer Banks Spring Programs Announced

The Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial spring program schedule has been announced by the National Park Service Outer Banks Group. Spring programs run from Monday,...