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From fishing lessons to astronomy programs, from tree identification hikes to kite workshops, our parks offer a variety of learning opportunities for all ages. Most of the events are free, though some require pre-registration.

Browse through the calendar or the event listing below.

Explore our 100th Anniversary events or our Summer Bucket List!

 

Monday, August 1, 2016

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Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held daily at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, & 3:00.

Date of Event:
Repeats every day until Wed Aug 31 2016 .
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Join the Friends of Jockey's Ridge in a joint celebration of the 100th Anniversary of State Parks and the birthday of Carolista Baum, who is credited with helping spearhead the movement to "Save Our Sand Dune." This special day pays tribute to the People to Preserve Jockey's Ridge and hundreds of local citizens who worked diligently to make Jockey's Ridge State Park a reality. Come out to the... more

Date of Event:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center

Meet a ranger at Bear Island and learn about the different types of Mollusks found at the park.  Bring seashells that you have found for identification and learn whether or not they are bivalves or gastropods. You will be able to explore and enjoy some of nature’s wonders that can be found along the shore during the month of August and collect some seashell souvenirs of your own!  Dress... more

Date of Event:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Bear Island

Meet at the top of the main dune (at the park vehicle) about 30 minutes before sunset to learn about the park and local history.  Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday on the dunes. Times depends on time of sunset. Approx. 20 mins.

Date of Event:
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 8:15pm to Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 8:15pm
Start Location:
Top of the Main Dune 30 minutes before sunset

Too early to be thinking about fall migration? Think again. Many species have already started their southward journey and others are starting to flock up to begin theirs. The Paddy’s Creek Area is a great place to look for birds and Ranger Jamie Cameron knows just where to find them. We’ll get an early start to beat the heat and take advantage of the peak hours of bird activity. Bring... more

Date of Event:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 8:30am
Start Location:
Paddy's Creek Area - Bathhouse Breezeway

Join renowned Ornithologist, Susan Campbell, *Wednesday mornings as she bands Hummingbirds at the Visitor Center.  Susan will discuss the process as she handles the Hummingbirds, records data about each bird, and finally bands and releases each Hummingbird.  *Weather and staff availabilty permitting.  It is recommended to call the park office in advance to be sure... more

Date of Event:
Repeats every week every Wednesday until Wed Aug 31 2016 .
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 8:30am
Start Location:
Visitor Center

100 Miles in N.C. State Parks for the 100th Anniversary!  Meet at the Park Office to hike the Mountain Trail, learn about N.C. State Park's History, and interpretation along the way!  (6 miles round trip, 3 hours)

Date of Event:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 8:30am to 11:30am
Start Location:
PARK OFFICE

Use a seine net to discover the aquatic life found thriving in Roanoke Sound.  Be sure to wear clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting wet.  Every Wednesday at 9:00 am at the Parks's sound access on W. Soundside Road.  All ages.  Approx. 45 mins.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Start Location:
Park Sound Access on W. Soundside Road

Meet in the Fort entrance for a guided tour of Fort Macon.  Tours last approximately 45 minutes and are held daily at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, & 3:00.

Date of Event:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Start Location:
Fort Entrance

Discover the animals of Jockey’s Ridge and learn to identify them by the clues they leave behind. Includes an activity and a short hike. Every Wednesday at 2:00 pm.  Approx. 1 hr. *Registration Required (ages 7-13).

Date of Event:
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 2:00pm
Start Location:
Visitor Center Auditorium
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