Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131

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News Release

April 1, 2011

Let’s G.O.! (Get Outside) on a Tram Tour at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge

As part of Children and Nature Awareness Month, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge invites you to join us on Saturday, April 9 for a morning of fun! From 9:00 to noon, we’ll be taking the refuge tram on a scavenger hunt. Will we see an alligator or bear? Will turtles be basking in the sun? How many colorful flowers will be in bloom?

Bring your family and friends and be ready to uncover all the natural wonders of the refuge. Spring is one of the best times to get outside and get unplugged. This FREE event is for all ages—young and young-at-heart. If you are bringing children, please contact Cindy Heffley at 252-475-4180 so there is plenty of age-appropriate material onboard. Space is limited to 35 participants. The tram leaves from the Creef Cut Trail parking lot located at Milltail Road and HWY 64 west of Manns Harbor.

The goal of Let’s G.O.! is to bring together intergenerational groups of people to get outside together to be active, have fun and connect with nature. Families, teachers, students, mentors, grandparents and grand friends—and especially children and youth—are invited and encouraged to participate! For more information on this national initiative, visit For more information about the refuge and additional program offerings, visit

Tram Riders
Tram riders enjoy a beautiful day at the refuge.
Photo Credit: USFWS/Bryant Culbreth.


Black Bear
A young black bear peaks from behind a tree on Milltail Road.
Photo Credit: USFWS/Cindy Heffley.