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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. 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.
Annette from Wilmington, DE Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/06/15 - 12/11/15
This was one of the best birding programs I have every attended. I thought we would not see many birds, except ducks, because it was Winter. But I as wrong - thousands of snow geese, many eagle, shore birds and a wider variety than I anticipated. I got better at identifying the ducks, too.

Mary from Royal Oak, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/06/15 - 12/11/15
Great trip for the beginning birder. We saw shore birds, raptors, woodland birds, loons, snow geese and so much more. The field station lodging was immaculate and the food much better than other "adult camps" I've attended. Mike was a very knowledgeable guide and gracious to all.

Phyllis from South Bend, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/26/15 - 05/01/15
If you are a birding fan, this is the trip for you. Shore birds, and woodland birds, and water fowl were all seen during the week. If you like knowledgeable leaders, these people are the best. I was blown away by their ability to see and identify birds by sight and sound.

Elaine from Silver Spring, MD Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/26/15 - 05/01/15
Beginning or expert birders will enjoy this program. The habitats we visited were varied and beautiful and we had plenty of opportunities to hunt for and identify life and target birds. Delightful, informative, and tons of fun.

Morris from Madison, WI Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 11/16/14 - 11/21/14
My wife and I are still talking up this Road Scholar experience to our friends. Many high points, including the field hikes, classroom presentations, the Island Creamery ice cream shop, NASA museum in Wallops, clam bake, the Island Creamery ice cream shop, etc. (We like ice cream.) The boat trip was, shall we say, "bracing." Brrr. We went back to Chincoteague, the NASA Museum and the Chincoteague Library (and town) on our own after getting the tour. The birds had obviously not read the course syllabus. So, not as many showed up as expected. But, kudos to the Center and the staff. We learned a lot. Well scheduled and executed. Great work!

Ineke from Roanoke, VA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 11/16/14 - 11/21/14
It was very cold! there weren't any migrating flock of birds to be seen! Disappointing experienc. Food was soo-so (all school cafetaria food) and lead staff was patronizing in their cheerfulness to "old people".

Carol from Cold Spring, KY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 11/16/14 - 11/21/14
Beautiful area and a great program. Would recommend it to other birders.

Ernest from Richmond, VA Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
I am very much a beginning birder.The staff was very accomodating to my needs and answered all questions, were patient with my inability to see what they saw in the field and did everything to help me see the birds. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly, the accommodations were adequate and the food good. I would recommend this program to anybody interested in birds. There are many on the eastern shore at this time.

Jude from Williston, VT Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
This program is extremely well organized and in a delightful setting, as well as being just at the right time to identify over 100 bird varieties who are year-round and/or on the flyway residents! Lots of variety in the area walks, meals, educational evening programs. The staff is exceptional in both their knowledge and organization. Loved all parts of this wonderful program.

Leo from Chariton, IA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
This is a great birding trip for any level birder. We observed a number of shorebirds and waders at the Assateague National Seashore and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. While on the boat trip in the estuary off Wallops Island we observed a Clapper Rail setting out in the open preening. Our trips to Kiptopeke State Park and Pocomoke State Park added a number of warblers to our list. All of the staff are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. . I recommend this trip for anybody that likes the outdoors and birds.

Jane from Baltimore, MD Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
This program provides the opportunity to see birds in a variety of Eastern Shore habitats. The staff is well-informed and enthusiastic, and the program is very well-organized. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

George from Brooklin, ME Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 05/04/14 - 05/09/14
Lots of birds to see in an interesting area. Our leaders were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The research station is comparable to a college-like setting in terms of food and accommodations. Everything was clean & comfortable & the food was varied and wholesome, but this isn't a luxury vacation. We received excellent value for the price of this program.

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