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CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, VIRGINIA

Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge Service Work

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Program #2637RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Oct 27 — Nov 1, 2013

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Type: Motel

Description: The Rodeway Inn is located on Maddox Blvd., half a mile from the causeway bridge, walking distance to historic downtown Chincoteague, restaurants, shops and amenities. Assateague National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge are a five minute drive away. The conference room is on the second floor of the motel. The outdoor pool is available during the warmer months. Bike rental is available on the island. Patios and a pavilion are available for your use. Lightning, a Chincoteague pony, makes the motel his home.

Contact info:
6273 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 USA
phone: 757-336-6565
Room amenities: All rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots, ironing boards, hair dryers,and Internet access.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool. Guest laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Determined by time of year.
Participants wishing to arrive a day early or stay over an extra night should make arrangements directly with the motel. Be sure to tell them that you are with an Road Scholar program to get a special rate.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 27 - Registration/Introductions
Afternoon: Registration at the Rodeway Inn from 3:00 to 4:30 P.M.

Dinner: 5:30 P.M. Dinner at a local venue. For your dining pleasure this program includes "A Taste of the Island." We will be enjoying a different local cuisine each evening.

Evening: This is an evening to get to know one another and be briefed on what the week has in store. Take this opportunity to sign up for one of several interesting projects for your first full day. All projects will allow you to work with experienced professionals. Adjustments may be made to the schedule based on weather forecasts, project needs and trail conditions. The central mission of the program will remain the same.

Lodging: Rodeway Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Rodeway Inn is located on Maddox Blvd., half a mile from the causeway bridge, walking distance to historic downtown Chincoteague, restaurants, shops and amenities. Assateague National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge are a five minute drive away. The conference room is on the second floor of the motel. The outdoor pool is available during the warmer months. Bike rental is available on the island. Patios and a pavilion are available for your use. Lightning, a Chincoteague pony, makes the motel his home.

Contact info:
6273 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 USA
phone: 757-336-6565
Room amenities: All rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots, ironing boards, hair dryers,and Internet access.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool. Guest laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Determined by time of year.
Participants wishing to arrive a day early or stay over an extra night should make arrangements directly with the motel. Be sure to tell them that you are with an Road Scholar program to get a special rate.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 28 - Introduction to the Refuge and work activity/Migr...
Introduction to the Refuge and work activity/Migratory Birds of Assateague

Breakfast: 7:30A.M. Breakfast

Morning: Travel to Assateague Island. Enjoy a welcome by U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff and a land tour of the Refuge into normally restricted areas.

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. Enjoy lunch on the Refuge.

Afternoon: Join your work crew and follow your work schedule. Afterward take a short tour of the Museum of Chincoteague, your sponsor for the week. Engage in a social hour.

Dinner: 5:30 P.M. Dinner will be at a local venue.

Evening: Sign up for Tuesday's work project. An overview of "The Birds of Assateague" will be held in the conference room. This bird identification talk will be given by your group leader, who is a local birding expert. He will introduce you to some of the more than 300 species of birds that migrate through this area each year.

Lodging: Rodeway Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Rodeway Inn is located on Maddox Blvd., half a mile from the causeway bridge, walking distance to historic downtown Chincoteague, restaurants, shops and amenities. Assateague National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge are a five minute drive away. The conference room is on the second floor of the motel. The outdoor pool is available during the warmer months. Bike rental is available on the island. Patios and a pavilion are available for your use. Lightning, a Chincoteague pony, makes the motel his home.

Contact info:
6273 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 USA
phone: 757-336-6565
Room amenities: All rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots, ironing boards, hair dryers,and Internet access.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool. Guest laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Determined by time of year.
Participants wishing to arrive a day early or stay over an extra night should make arrangements directly with the motel. Be sure to tell them that you are with an Road Scholar program to get a special rate.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 29 - Work on Refuge/Local Island culture and history
Breakfast: 0730 Breakfast

Morning: Travel to the Refuge and follow this morning's work schedule.

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. Lunch on the Refuge.

Afternoon: 12:30 A.M. Back to work to complete this afternoon's work schedule.

Dinner: 5:30 P.M. Dinner at a local venue.

Evening: Enjoy an evening of local Chincoteague history and tales. An expert story teller will explain the charm and uniqueness of this island. Sign up for Wednesday's work crews.

Lodging: Rodeway Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Rodeway Inn is located on Maddox Blvd., half a mile from the causeway bridge, walking distance to historic downtown Chincoteague, restaurants, shops and amenities. Assateague National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge are a five minute drive away. The conference room is on the second floor of the motel. The outdoor pool is available during the warmer months. Bike rental is available on the island. Patios and a pavilion are available for your use. Lightning, a Chincoteague pony, makes the motel his home.

Contact info:
6273 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 USA
phone: 757-336-6565
Room amenities: All rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots, ironing boards, hair dryers,and Internet access.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool. Guest laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Determined by time of year.
Participants wishing to arrive a day early or stay over an extra night should make arrangements directly with the motel. Be sure to tell them that you are with an Road Scholar program to get a special rate.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 30 - Work on Refuge/Evening Musical Entertainment
Breakfast: 7:30 A.M. Breakfast

Morning: Follow today's work schedule.

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. Lunch on the Refuge.

Afternoon: Follow this afternoon's work schedule.

Dinner: 5:30 P.M. Dinner at a local venue.

Evening: An evening gathering to enjoy some sea chanteys and Celtic music sung in the local way. Sign up for Thursday's work project.

Lodging: Rodeway Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: The Rodeway Inn is located on Maddox Blvd., half a mile from the causeway bridge, walking distance to historic downtown Chincoteague, restaurants, shops and amenities. Assateague National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge are a five minute drive away. The conference room is on the second floor of the motel. The outdoor pool is available during the warmer months. Bike rental is available on the island. Patios and a pavilion are available for your use. Lightning, a Chincoteague pony, makes the motel his home.

Contact info:
6273 Maddox Blvd.
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 USA
phone: 757-336-6565
Room amenities: All rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots, ironing boards, hair dryers,and Internet access.

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool. Guest laundry.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Determined by time of year.
Participants wishing to arrive a day early or stay over an extra night should make arrangements directly with the motel. Be sure to tell them that you are with an Road Scholar program to get a special rate.

Check in time: 2:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 31 - Work on Refuge/Evening Review
Breakfast: 7:30 A.M. Breakfast

Morning: Follow work schedule.

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. Lunch on the Refuge.

Afternoon: Follow this afternoon's work schedule.

Dinner: 5:30 Dinner at a local venue.

Evening: Group meeting, program review and wrap-up.

Lodging: Rodeway Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 01 - Departure
Breakfast: 7:30 A.M. Our program ends with breakfast. Participants will need to check out of the motel by 11:00 am.

Morning: .

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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