June 13, 2013
Explore national wildlife refuges with summer programs
is here, and the staff and volunteers of Alligator River and Pea Island
national wildlife refuges are ready to assist you in learning about the
wildlands and wildlife of coastal North Carolina.
choose to experience refuges from a canoe, by foot, or in an open-air
tram, the memories you will make will be sure to last a lifetime. While
many programs are free, some do require registration and/or a fee.
are offered at Pea Island and Alligator River national wildlife
refuges, as well as the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on
Roanoke Island. Program schedules and descriptions are available online
may participate in guided canoe tours, howl up red wolves, or climb
aboard an open-air tram at Alligator River refuge to learn about black
bears, red wolves, and other native wildlife species. If coastal
habitats are more to your liking, Pea Island refuge offers canoe tours,
turtle talks, bird adaptations, and sound-side seining activities.
Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is open seven days a
week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located approximately five miles
south of Oregon Inlet on Highway 12.
The National Wildlife
Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island is open Monday through
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Once on
Roanoke Island, follow the blue way-finding signs to the north end,
near Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site, The Lost Colony, and the
The free Preschool Young Naturalist
Program is offered weekly at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor
Center. This program is offered twice each Friday, and while geared
towards preschoolers, any age is welcome.
While at the
National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, be sure to stop in the
auditorium to view the artwork presented at the Wildlife/Wildlands Art
Expo. This exhibit will be changing July 12, so be sure to stop by soon.
For more information, visit www.fws.gov/alligatorriver or call 252-473-1131.
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