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Animal Encounters: The Wildlife of North Carolina’s Outer Banks

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4 Days | 3 Nights
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.
Experience firsthand the unspoiled beauty of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Enjoy face-to-face encounters with live sea turtles, alligators, snakes, birds and fish. Discover pristine beaches as you learn the finer points of bird identification on a 62-acre reserve. Examine the ocean’s depths at the newly remodeled aquarium's 306,000-gallon "Living Shipwreck" exhibit. Explore Bogue Sound and study the animals of this fragile wetland ecosystem.


• Explore the Barrier Island system with expert lectures and hands-on opportunities, then wade in the sound to fish for fascinating animals.
• Get up close and personal with the animals of the Outer Banks: Fish for sea squirts, touch a sea turtle and observe birds of prey.
• At the North Carolina Aquarium, watch otters play, touch stingrays and look a shark in the eye, then go behind the scenes with aquarium staff to explore even further.

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Minimal walking and standing on this program. Trinity Center has many gravel paths, some slightly hilly terrain.

Coordinated by Trinity Conference Center.

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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences


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