release and photo courtesy NPS
Buxton, North Carolina, October 4, 2011:
Over the past two weeks over three hundred 1st-8th grade students from the Cape Hatteras Schools visited the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at Cape Hatteras National Seashore for a free climb and program.
These educational field trips were funded by the National Park Service as a special post-Hurricane Irene experience for Hatteras Island children. For approximately 60% of the younger students, it was the first time they had climbed this iconic tower.
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