FREE CIVIL WAR PRESENTATIONS ON OBX: The National Park Service Outer Banks Group's Know Your Park citizen science program series continues with a free presentation from Civil War historian Drew Pullen on Feb 28: "The Civil War on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands."
The one-hour program will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Fessenden Center in Buxton, and 7 p.m. March 1 at the Ocracoke Community Center.
Pullen is the author of "Portrait of the Past: The Civil War on Hatteras Island, North Carolina."
WIN KAYAK IN RAFFLE: For more than 20 years, dozens of N.C. science educators have annually experienced the natural world like never before as participants in the N.C. Museum of Natural History's Educators of Excellence Institutes. Support the program by entering a raffle. The prize is a Hurricane Santee 116 kayak and Aquabound paddle (provided by Great Outdoor Provision Co.), plus a guided day trip for four with a museum naturalist. Total value: $1,100. Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five and are available at www.naturalsciences.org (click "Teacher Appreciation Month"). The winner will be announced Feb.28.