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Reviews, photos and videos for program: Intergenerational on Three Islands: Sea Turtles, Lighthouses & Shrimp Trawl
David from Arroyo Seco, NM Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
We expected that the program would be great and that our grandson would love the experience. However, we did not have expectations for ourselves other than being with out grandson learning about the turtles he loved. We left the program thrilled by what we learned and saw and can not stop talking about Sea Turtles and all that we learned. Seeing the children attending the program come together as a group and sharing their excitement over the days and evenings was rewarding.

Linda from Arcadia, CA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
My grandson had a wonderful time learning about sea turtles, watching a turtle nest, and holding all of the various sea life that was available on the shrimp boat. The hammerhead shark was his favorite. He swam daily at the resort pool and enjoyed the game room after dinner. Learning about and holding snakes (and touching an alligator) on the last day put an exclamation point on the week. We both have wonderful memories of a great adventure!

Carole from Gainesville, FL Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
In response to Katherine's complaint about Minecraft occupying too much of the kids' time, I would like to point out it was their FREE time, not time during planned educational experiences. Further, my grandson explained that since all the iPhones and iPads being used were on the same server, the kids could enter one another's virtual worlds (to play pranks, leave gifts, move furniture and buildings, etc.) and thus, were bonding in a very modern way. Also, when they were playing games while on sometimes long bus rides, they were quieter and less intrusive to adult conversation.

Brenda from Coralville, IA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
Great program the week before but we felt the kids relied too much on electronics! Fortunately grandparents were good about limiting time kids used electronics!

Katherine from Duluth, GA Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
This year was the 3rd time I have done this with grandsons. Excellent program. Be prepared for hot, humid days filled with fun. A suggestion for the staff -Perhaps there could be a video or computer game the kids could do in their free time. The group this time spent much time playing Minecraft, which seemed to totally occupy them. The time could be put to better use. Great speakers and leaders.

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"Come along for a shrimp trawl on a real shrimp vessel, The Lady Jane. Boat into the Atlantic Ocean where you will seine for shrimp or for whatever comes up in the nets. We always bring up a few sharp, stingrays, shrimp and all kinds of fish. Your guide on-board will tell you all about boating and shrimping. Boat trip is about two hours long." Uploaded By: Bobbie

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