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...

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,...

A full moon over Hatteras Village, North Carolina on Cape Hatteras National Seashore. (photo by OBXentertainment.com)

Cape Hatteras And Bodie Island Lighthouse Full Moon Climbs Offered

Grab your flashlight and experience a lighthouse at night by joining the National Park Service on a Full Moon Climb at the Cape Hatteras or Bodie Island Lighthouse on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  ...

National Park Service Updates Cape Hatteras ORV Management Plan

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced this week that, consistent with 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, a legislation-driven review and analysis of the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan for Cape...

A new sign about the importance of conservation of bottlenose dolphins has been installed along the trail to the new Soundside Pier at the N. C. Aquarium on Roanoke Island. The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research uses markings on dolphin’s dorsal fins to track the area’s population and they have identified more than 600 of these energetic and playful marine mammals in this area. (JennettesPier.net photo)

New Dolphin Signs Installed At Jennette’s Pier And NC Aquarium

The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Jennette’s Pier, and the Outer Banks Community Foundation have teamed up with the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research (OBX CDR) to develop and install informational graphic...

A humpback whale was spotted playing in the ocean near Jennettes Pier in Nags Head on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. photo courtesy of Jennettes Pier

Humpback Whale Spotted Playing Near Jennette's Pier, Nags Head

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] What looked like a young humpback whale was captured frolicking in the ocean just off of the end of Jennette’s Fishing Pier in Nags Head at around noon today (Tuesday). Humpback whales...

The National Park Service Outer Banks Group has announced the seasonal temporary ORV beach closures starting on April 1, 2015 on Hatteras and Ocracoke Island.

National Park Service Announces Seasonal Hatteras, Ocracoke ORV Closures

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced this week the temporary closing of seasonal ORV (off road vehicle) routes in front of village beaches will take place on...

Nature Conservancy - Coastal Resilience

Outer Banks Nature Conservancy Hosting Coastal Resilience Open House

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] The Outer Banks office of The Nature Conservancy, North Carolina Chapter, is bringing together stakeholders from Roanoke Island to engage in discussions about coastal hazards in their communities. Information will be...