Could northeastern North Carolina’s natural resources be the key for boosting the region’s economy?

This eastern North Carolina wildlife refuge protects and preserves habitat for a variety of wildlife, including red wolves, American alligators, black bears, red-cockaded woodpeckers and a variety of migratory birds. Fishing, hunting, paddling, wildlife observation, photography, environmenta…

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Earlier this month, volunteers with Network for Endangered Sea Turtles (N.E.S.T.) stood on a Nags Head beach to ensure the about-to-hatch baby sea turtles in nest #1 safely made their way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore stretches 70 miles from Nags to Ocracoke Island, protecting a huge portion of the Outer Banks from development and preserving habitat for native wildlife. A great variety of outdoor recreation is available here, including swimming, beach combing, hunting, fish…

The Outer Banks has an undeniable connection to the ocean. How can you not when the ocean is right at your back door? The NC Aquarium is excited to join in the global celebration of World Oceans Day on Friday, June 8, with a day of activities, games, crafts for kids, and educational opportunities.

Currituck County offers a treasure trove of spots that should not be missed. Visitors to the Outer Banks should not miss the opportunity to check out some of the highlights.

Attention seafood lovers: Day at the Docks — a celebration of the Hatteras Village community, heritage and living traditions of local waterman — is set for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, in Hatteras Village on Hatteras Island.

Jessica Taylor has a passion for dolphin research and she keeps busy year round operating the Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research (OBXCDR), a nonprofit organization that studies bottlenose dolphins in the Roanoke Sound.

Although “going green” trends surfaced years ago, staff at Jennette’s Pier continues to take strides to educate the public about conservation. In addition, our Green Team initiatives include monthly beach sweeps for litter, stepped-up recycling efforts and educating anglers about fisheries s…

Jennette’s Pier is the longest public pier in North Carolina. It stretches out into the Atlantic Ocean 1,000-feet.More than 185,000 customers enjoyed fishing, sightseeing, an educational class or wedding reception visiting in 2016.Anglers have the opportunity to target plenty of different At…

Through Sept. 4, guests at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island can wander into prehistory to find five species of life-sized dinosaurs along the winding paths of the aquarium’s Nature Trail. They move, they roar, and they’re ready to meet you.

Nineteen aquariums across the United States — including of all three N.C. Aquariums and Jennette’s Pier — have joined forces and created a new Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) to address one of the gravest threats facing ocean and freshwater animals: plastic pollution.

This summer, the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island is giving a big welcome to some BIG visitors. From May 26 through Sept. 4, aquarium guests can wander into prehistory to find five species of life-sized dinosaurs along the winding paths of the aquarium’s Nature Trail. They move, they roar, and …

If the sand and sun are too hot to handle, or if you just want to explore the waters like the Outer Banks' early Native American tribes, kayak rentals — as well as guided kayak tours — are a call or click away. Many equipment rental companies offer kayak delivery.

Pea Island NWR was established in 1938 to preserve and protect habitat for a variety of wildlife, including sea turtles and nesting, resting and wintering migratory birds. The bird list for the refuge boasts more than 365 species, and the wildlife list has 25 species of mammals, 24 species o…

They’ve been on the earth for more than 100 million years. They’ve survived catastrophic meteor strikes and mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs — but they might not survived humanity.

The ocean, beaches and all things related are obvious draws to the Outer Banks. Less apparent, but equally compelling for many, is the lure of 18 holes in an attractive setting.

The door to new adventures recently opened for students across the state. Field trips, programming, and outreach opportunities became easier for teachers in North Carolina’s Title I schools thanks to the Aquarium Scholars grant program. More than $69,000 were distributed to teachers across t…