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.  ...

Cape Hatteras ORV

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...

National Park Service Outer Banks Group offers nature programs for preschoolers. (photo by Cindy Heffley/USFWS)

National Park Service Offers Free Nature Programs For Preschoolers

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] Participants in the National Park Service Outer Banks Group’s Preschool Young Naturalist Program recently designed their own walking sticks (pictured below) before heading out on the nature trail behind the National...

Jacqueline Cardoza, Bayla Fisher, Jay Niroula, Emily Wiggans, Kathryn Maitland, Grace Scorpio, Samantha Chandhok, Superintendent David Hallac, Brittany LeBeau, and Mitchell O'Neill

University of Vermont Students Assist with NPS Outer Banks Projects

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] For the second season, a group of young University of Vermont students have traveled to the Outer Banks Group national parks to assist with many park “springtime sprucing-up” projects.  These energetic...

Shark Fin

NPS Know Your Park Series Continues With Sharks Of NC

[twitter-follow screen_name=’obxe’ show_count=’yes’] The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter with upcoming scheduled presentations. Charles Bangley, a PhD candidate in the Coastal Resources Management...

National Park Service Outer Banks Campground

National Park Service Announces 2015 Outer Banks Campground Schedule

National Park Service Outer Banks Group Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Oregon Inlet, Frisco, and Ocracoke Campgrounds will open to the public starting on Friday, April 17.  Oregon Inlet and Frisco Campgrounds will...

Nature Conservancy - Coastal Resilience

Nature Conservancy Hosting Coastal Resilience Open House

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 collected and used...

Phragmites Australis

National Park Service 'Know Your Park' Series To Feature Phragmites

UPDATE 2/23/15: The “Know Your Park” programs scheduled for Feb. 23 and Feb. 24 have been CANCELLED. The National Park Service Outer Banks Group Know Your Park citizen science program series continues this winter...

Pam Ponce's photo of the Lateral West and South One fires, titled "Winter Silence" will be among the work displayed at the Spring Wildlife/ Wildlands Art Expo at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island this Friday evening from 5 - 8 pm.  The event is free; the public is invited. (photo by Pam Ponce)

Spring Wildlife And Wildlands Art Expo Opens

The National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island hosts a series of Wildlife and Wildlands of Eastern North Carolina Art Expos throughout the year. The Refuge invites local artists to exhibit their work...

Hazelnut is the newest addition to the Ocracoke ponies.

Ocracoke Pony Herd Welcomes New Member

Hazelnut was born on February 4, 2015 at approximately 10:00 a.m. and becomes the 17th member of the current Ocracoke Pony herd!  Her mother is Sacajawea, a mare from Shackleford Banks who joined the...

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

National Park Service Begins Cape Hatteras Seashore Changes

Superintendent David Hallac announced today that Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) staff began the process in early January of reviewing and complying with recently passed legislation in the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act related...

The National Park Service conducted a prescribed burn west of NC 12 of Bodie Island in 2014.

National Park Service Announces Late Winter Prescribed Burn on Bodie Island

National Park Service Superintendent David Hallac announced today that between February 1 and March 30, weather and conditions permitting, National Park Service fire management staff, as part of the Outer Banks Group Fire Management...