Young Environmentalists Unite!
The earth needs you now more than ever, and the North Carolina Outer Banks are no exception.
National Geographic has identified the Outer Banks as a location that will be particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change in the coming years.
We believe it is our moral obligation to conserve resources and to address environmental ills head on. Our programs are designed to immerse students in the natural world, to unplug from technology, and to develop life-long connections with the communities we visit.
Discover 5 Reasons Why you Otter Travel to the North Carolina Outer Banks!
Because of the Outer Bank’s unique geographic location, the islands are especially vulnerable to climate change and development. While in the OBX, we work with leading environmental organizations like the Nature Conservancy, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Roanoke Aquarium to mitigate environmental ills and promote harmony between people and their habitats.
Students will take on meaningful projects such as otter enrichment, trail restoration, sea turtle enrichment, and will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of what its like to work at an aquarium.
Discover why National Geographic thinks the Outer Banks are breeding grounds for environmental specialists!
Luxuriate in the pristine Blue Mountain waters and watch the great American Bass dance beneath your kayak.
Camping out on on riverside platforms, we listen to the sounds of 214+ migratory birds as they fly overhead and discover the river’s rich colonial history and spooky lost colony legend.
Making our way out into the Ablemarle Sound, we paddle through the flat salt-water playground and into a series of estuaries and and quiet streams that wind deep into the heart of North Carolina.
Check out this wild gem of an adventure on Canoe and Kayak’s Featured Paddle Trip!
After a long day of paddling and surfing OBX’s famous waves, toast some s’mores and fall asleep to the lullaby of crashing waves beneath the Atlantic sky.
Watch a timelapse video of the stunning OBX skies.
From dolphins to wild horses, the Outer Banks are home to a stunning array of wild creatures. Stop by the Outer Banks Wildlife Center for Education to learn about the diverse bears, birds, turtles, and more.
Wander through charming fishing villages and discover how the rare 6-toed ghost cats washed ashore many years ago.
Ranked among the popular surfing hot spots in California and Hawaii, the Outer Banks are the perfect location to catch quality waves and develop a passion for the sport. Famous surf photographer, Brian Bielman got his start at Cape Hatteras as well and big names like Noah Snyder, Jesse Hines, Eric Dotson, and Russell Blackwood travel to OBX regularly.
Catch a glimpse of the swells at Kitty Hawk on this live web cam!
The goal of our Outer Banks Program is to provide the ultimate balance of environmental service and adventure time. We aspire to connect students with multiple environmental organizations, leaders, and opportunities to pursue their passions beyond the scope of our program.
Join us for the adventure of a life-time as we test out our surfing skills, hike the dunes, and embark on a multi-day overnight river kayak tour.