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ORANGE BEACH, ALABAMA

Shifting Sands: Distinctive Natural and Human History of Mobile Bay

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Program #10416RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Take your shoes off to explore the life and lore of this beautiful coastal area from sparkling sands to dunes and wave zones. Observe flora and fauna, learn about the importance of rich marine resources, consider the effects of hurricanes and storms, and discover the rich human history of Mobile Bay.


Highlights

• Investigate the vast array of area marine life valued by commercial/recreational fishermen and discuss the seafood industry -- its economic impact and the effects of regulation on this centuries-old profession.
• Learn about beach development, erosion, landforms, wetlands, long shore currents and barrier islands.
• Discover the rich history of Mobile Bay including Native American, Spanish, French and British influences, and recall its storied past and roles in war.

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Walking up to two miles a day.

Coordinated by University of South Alabama.


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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips

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4.6
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