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WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA

Coastal Basketry and Barrier Island Ecology

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Program #20926RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Karla Keller Feb 27, 2015 at 09:26 PM

Hi, signed up for the October 11-16 class. Will be flying into Salisbury MD airport. Looking for a ride from the airport to the field station. Anyone going by there? Greatly appreciate and will help with gas costs, thanks!!


Hetty van Gurp Feb 10, 2015 at 02:58 PM

Looking forward to this adventure. I live in Nova Scotia but am spending a few months on Hilton Head Island. I have made a few baskets and am excited about learning how to gather and use grasses.
Linda Harrell Feb 18, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Hi Hetty! Sorry I am so slow in responding to your posting! Long story! I had hoped we could car pool up to the class but then found I needed to stop at my aunts for a visit and delivery of some clothes that were my Mom's. She is in NC and just off I 95 so I could not NOT stop! Maybe we can get together and coil some after the class has I spired us to expand our limits! I have been in a slump this fall and hope the class will kick start me back to action! I do so enjoy the coiling. See you on Sunday! Safe trip!


Linda Harrell Feb 04, 2015 at 07:19 PM

Hi! I am signed up for the Feb. 22-27, 2015 class. Looking forward to meeting other basket makers, learning new techniques, and getting that little extra stimulation that comes when seeing other people's work!
Nancy Allred-Davis Feb 09, 2015 at 12:08 PM

Linda, attending program with Dianne. I have some basket making experience Dianne does not. We're looking forward to a new challenge and meeting new folks. We're fairly local to the program just a couple of hours away in Pasadena, MD.
Linda Harrell Feb 18, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Hi Nancy! Looking forward to the class and meeting all of you this Sunday! Safe trip and stay warm!!


Marianne Mason Mar 08, 2014 at 03:45 PM

Hello. I'm registered for the 4/13/14 class and wonder about the best type of garden shears to bring. Straight-edged, curved pruners, or tong-link blades? Thanks for your thoughts.


Kathryn Eden Jul 11, 2013 at 09:27 AM

I am signed up for the 9/13 class and will be arriving the day the class starts. I am from Oswego, NY.


Sandra Lyle Jul 11, 2013 at 07:37 AM

I am signed up for the 09/2013 class anyone going a day early?


Linda Moore Apr 09, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Hi Leanna,
I am enrolled in the 4/14/13 program. Any pointers or comments?
Linda Moore
Leanna Hollenbeck Apr 09, 2013 at 12:42 PM

Unfortunately I had to cancel my reservation for the class. Have you ever taken a basket making class? It's nice that you'll be combining classwork with other activities.


Leanna Hollenbeck Aug 05, 2012 at 03:54 PM

I am enrolled for this program starting on 3/17/13 and will be driving from Franklin,NC (south of Asheville, NC) to Wallops Island. Would love to share all or part of the drive with you. My email address is lhollenbeck23@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you there,

Leanna Hollenbeck
Nancy Allred-Davis Feb 27, 2015 at 05:35 PM

Just returned home from this program Feb 22-27, 2015. Had a wonderful time. Great program and would certainly recommend. Jean Polythress Koon is an excellent instructor. She adapted teaching methods for students with different experience levels. The staff at the Chincoteague Bay Field Station were wonderful!


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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
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