August 28, 2013
Park Service fall programs begin Sept. 3
Park Service Outer Banks Group (Fort Raleigh National Historic Site,
Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Cape Hatteras National Seashore)
fall program season will run from Tuesday, Sept. 3, through Monday,
Oct.14. A variety of programs are offered, and all programs are
free.Wright Brothers National Memorial:
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site:
at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. Flight Room
Talk: Learn about the Wright Brothers and how they developed the
first successful airplane. See a demonstration of their control
system on a reproduction of the 1903 Flyer. Flight Room
Auditorium (25 minutes).
every half-hour. Park movie, Kitty Hawk - The Wright Brothers' Journey
of Invention: Learn more about what happened in 1903. First
Flight Pavilion Auditorium (20 minutes).
through Friday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Lost Colony?: Join us as
we explore the history and mystery surrounding England’s first attempt
to colonize the New World. Meet at the Earthen Fort (25 minutes).
every half-hour. Park movie, Roanoke The Lost Colony: Learn more
about the Lost Colony. Visitor Center Auditorium (17 minutes).
Cape Hatteras National Seashore:
10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Down the Boardwalk: head along the walkway
to the pond platform to meet your ranger for a talk on a variety of
topics ranging from wildlife to local history, all while enjoying great
views of the Bodie Island Lighthouse and the surrounding area.
The entrance to the boardwalk is located at the end of the parking lot
near the Bodie Island Visitor Center (15 minutes).
10 a.m. Barrier Island Nature: How do we protect unique seashore
resources such as nesting shorebirds and sea turtles and their precious
habitats? Check at the visitor center to learn the topic of the
day. Visitor Center Pavilion (30 minutes).
3 p.m. Sentinel of the Shore: Learn about the rich history of,
and future plans for, the park's majestic lighthouses. Visitor
Center Pavilion (30 minutes).
announced throughout the week. Check at the Ocracoke Visitor Center to
find out the topic of the day, the times, and locations.
attending programs and completing a workbook, kids can become Junior
Rangers. Booklets are free and available at each National Park
Service visitor center. For general information on the Outer
Banks Group national park sites, visit www.nps.gov/caha, www.nps.gov/fora, www.nps.gov/wrbr; [email protected], @WrightBrosNPS, @FortRaleighNPS; or call 252-473-2111.
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