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

March 20, 2013

National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center Uses On-Cell Technology to Educate and Invite!

At the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, on the north end of Roanoke Island, interpretation has risen to a whole new level. Recently, volunteers installed the first interpretive signs that will allow visitors to hear and see messages using their cell phones. Currently, there are 43 active interpretive stops, including the new National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, 11 local national wildlife refuges and a hatchery, and 10 other local attractions on Roanoke Island. Before summer arrives, the program will be expanded to include dozens of interpretive stops on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge's trails and Wildlife Drive. All stops in the system may be viewed via the internet at www.myoncell.mobi/12525643105. Visitors to the sites may scan a QR code or dial a number to view/hear the individual stops. "I can't see how anyone could see these pictures and hear this message and NOT want to visit this place. What a great opportunity - and it's free!" said Deputy Manager Scott Lanier.

On-Cell Sign
This 5" X 6" sign will allow visitors to have a virtual tour of the new National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center using their cell phones. If you have a local business or other site and would allow us to post a sign, please contact the Visitor Center at 252-473-1131 X 230 or email bonnie_strawser@fws.gov. Photo Credit: USFWS. Click on the photo to see a larger version.

On-Cell Sign
Once visitors arrive at the National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center, they may use their cell phones to explore other opportunities in the area. Photo Credit: USFWS. Click on the photo to see a larger version.