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CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND, VIRGINIA

Chincoteague Service Learning: From Carpentry to Collecting Stories

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6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Spend a week at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge and the Museum of Chincoteague Island taking on a variety of projects to help conserve the barrier islands’ wildlife and culture. Different weeks focus on different projects ranging from building birdhouses and pony fences to collecting stories from lifelong islanders. No matter which date you choose, discover Chincoteague’s unique culture and history as you engage local saltwater cowboys, decoy carvers, and watermen who carry on island traditions and practices.


Highlights

• Enjoy the sea chanties and local lore of island musicians.
• On some dates, work outdoors amidst the wild ponies on the pristine refuge building birdhouses, pony fences, clearing marsh trails, and making bird boxes and “exclosures” for fragile bird populations, all under careful supervision by team leaders.
• On other dates, work at the Museum of Chincoteague Island, contributing to the Chincoteague Island Life History Project by learning how to document island artifacts and use a video camera to record the life histories and folktales of islanders.

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one half mile at a time over level ground.

Date Notes
10/25/2015
This date focuses on projects out-of-doors on the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the island’s wildlife as you work on projects that help to conserve the habitat and make it accessible for visitors.4/3/2016
This date focuses on Museum artifacts, oral history, and folklore. Learn from curators and folklorists, and work on projects to document the islands’ storytelling traditions. 4/10/2016
This date focuses on projects out-of-doors on the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the island’s wildlife as you work on projects that help to conserve the habitat and make it accessible for visitors. 10/23/2016
This date focuses on projects out-of-doors on the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the island’s wildlife as you work on projects that help to conserve the habitat and make it accessible for visitors. 10/30/2016
This date focuses on Museum artifacts, oral history, and folklore. Learn from curators and folklorists, and work on projects to document the islands’ storytelling traditions.

Coordinated by Museum of Chincoteague Island.


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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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