Cape Lookout National Seashore
Students will learn about the barrier islands and their importance to the protection of the state of North Carolina. They will also learn about the historical use of the island as well as the plants and animals that can be found there.
Preview your trip on the web: Cape Lookout National Seashore
The seashore is a 56-mile long section of the Outer Banks of North Carolina running from Ocracoke Inlet on the northeast to Beaufort Inlet on the southeast. The three undeveloped barrier islands which make up the seashore - North Core Banks, South Core Banks and Shackleford Banks - may seem barren and isolated, but they offer many natural and historical features that can make a visit very rewarding.
The national park has on-site programs on lighthouses and lighthouse keepers, sea turtles, and the island’s wild horses. If your school group (grades 1-12) cannot come to Cape Lookout, they offer traveling trunks. These trunks come filled with hands-on activities and a curriculum guide.
School project help: to assist students in gathering information for their class projects, free copies of park brochures are available online.
Also see the Southern Coastal Heritage Program 2001’s Virtual Field Trip.View Larger Map