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The Islands of Virginia's Eastern Shore: Chincoteague, Assateague and Wallops

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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
John from Troutman, NC Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 08/16/15 - 08/21/15
I would highly recommend this program. We were able to go to locations the general public were not able to access, and we were constantly learning new things. We had excellent guides from the research station, and the speakers all knew there subjects. I would recommend if you come in August, bring some insect spray as the mosquitoes were everywhere when you stopped moving. The people on the trip were very entertaining, and I enjoyed meeting all of them.

Gladys from Newport News, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/16/15 - 08/21/15

Beth from Altamont, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/03/15 - 05/08/15
Wonderful program~ you could not ask for better guides than Alyssa and John. So much to see and do~! I have wanted to see the ponies for many years and was not disappointed. The boat ride, getting to see the inside of NASA and NOAA....wow, such a great experience!!!

Margaret from Williamsburg, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/09/14 - 11/14/14
This was my first Roads Scholar experience and I am eager to look for another ! The description of " Easy " category was right on. However I think I will try an Average next time.

SONDRA from Plymouth, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/09/14 - 11/14/14
A wonderful introduction to the Outer Banks, Chincoteague and Wallops Island with a locals perspective.

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"A beautiful sight! 'wonderful program. 5-29 2011" Uploaded By: Ann Attended: 05/29/11 - 06/03/11

"The Horse Who Owned the Road" Uploaded By: Albert Attended: 10/04/09 - 10/09/09

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
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