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WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA

Coastal Basketry and Barrier Island Ecology

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Program #20926ENZ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
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.
Come to majestic Wallops Island to learn a craft that has been woven into the local culture over hundreds of years. Coiled sea grass basketry reflects the beauty of the barrier island marshes, and you’ll learn to create your own in a small group setting with an award-winning instructor. Through field trips and lectures, gain a special appreciation for the island ecology and what’s being done to protect this fragile and ever-changing habitat.


Highlights

• Learn to sustainably gather spartina, cordgrass and other materials and then create two or three coiled sea grass baskets from scratch.
• Learn about the ecology of Wallops Island, a restricted-access beach owned by NASA, and Pocomoke State Park, one of the northernmost cypress swamps in the U.S.
• Enjoy a traditional Chesapeake Bay boil, a family style, succulent seafood feast.

Activity Notes

Walking up to a mile on uneven ground.

Date Notes
11/16/2014
Collecting grasses for baskets is best in the winter. Attend this winter day for superior Spartina grass collection and shell in some of the best winter shelling territories on the Eastern Shore!

Coordinated by Marine Science Consortium.


Our Value Promise To You

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

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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