NPS Announces Spring Program Schedule

Press Release

National Park Service spring program season will run from Friday, May 3 through Friday, May 31, 2013.

A variety of programs are offered – all programs are free.

Ocracoke Island

  • Sun, Wed & Fri, 11 a.m. – Barrier Island Nature:  Sea turtles, shorebirds, seashells and shoreline migration.  Join a ranger for a talk about the wild side of the Outer Banks.  Topics will vary daily.   Ocracoke Visitor Center (30 min)
  • Mon & Thurs, 11 a.m. – Ocracoke History:  Come find out more about the Ocracoke Island and its people.   Ocracoke Visitor Center (30 min)
  • Tues, 9:30 a.m. – Explore the Shore:  Join us for a morning walk across un-developed ocean beaches.   Ocracoke campground parking lot (1 hr)
  • Tues & Sat, 2 p.m. - Banker Ponies:  Learn more about the ponies’ mysterious origins, unique physical attributes, and survival skills.   Ocracoke Pony Pens (30 min).


By attending programs and completing a workbook, kids can become Junior Rangers.  Booklets are free and available at each National Park Service visitor center.  For more information, call 252-473-2111 or visit the park websites at , and

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