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WALLOPS ISLAND, VIRGINIA

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

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Program #2018RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
Wild ponies, fresh and saltwater wetlands, sand dunes and small town hospitality await you in one of Virginia’s most unique settings among the barrier islands of the Delmarva Peninsula. Experience Chincoteague, Assateague and Wallops Island. Chincoteague’s fascinating history of the settlement of the Eastern Shore sets it apart. Gain access to NASA’s restricted Wallops Island to study an environment left unspoiled. And explore Assateague’s forests and discover the wild ponies.


Highlights

• Explore a little-seen, restricted area of the refuge to spot wild ponies and amazing birds and wildlife.
• Experience a research cruise through one of the most productive ecosystems on earth and trawl the ocean floor to sample myriad organisms found here.
• Learn about the art and history of the waterfowl decoy as a world-renowned carver demonstrates his skill.

Activity Notes

Walking up to a quarter-mile at a time.

Coordinated by the Chincoteague Bay Field Station.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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