Join an educational scavenger hunt on the Outer Banks

Join the Coastal Environmental Educators Network (CEEN) in celebrating Earth Day through a scavenger hunt exploring the Outer Banks.

From April 17 to 25, participants, both young and old, can complete a scavenger hunt that takes them to various venues around the Outer Banks to see and learn what makes this natural environment so special.

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With a variety of options, from beach cleanups to tie dying, participants can travel to sites of their choice to complete an assortment of fun activities. However, if you are unable to travel, or even if you live in another state, you can still participate as there are many activities that can be completed from home!

Partnering organizations and CEEN members for this Earth Day event include North Carolina Coastal Federation, Coastal Studies Institute, Jennette’s Pier, Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research, Hatteras Island Ocean Center, National Park Service, and Outer Banks Arboretum.

With so many options, complete them all or try a few! Be sure to submit your completed activity responses to by April 26 and be entered to win a prize! Challenge yourself to complete at least three activities.

CEEN is an organization formed in 2014 by a group of educators representing a variety of federal and state agencies, and other local non-governmental organizations. The group works to increase the knowledge and understanding of the unique marine environment of the Outer Banks, North Carolina.