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Program #2579RJ
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. 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.

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 15 years of age.

Why’s the ocean blue? Is a sponge actually alive? Have questions like these answered when you share a week of fun exploration and learning with your grandchild. This course offers a chance for hands-on excitement as together you analyze creek water, pull in a net full of wriggling creatures or examine the life in a drop of sea water. Visit the picturesque Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, learn about local history and legends and experience firsthand the delicacy and beauty of these coastal environments.


Highlights

• Go close up on the prehistoric horseshoe crab to explore this amazing creature’s significance to modern medicine.
• Here’s something to sniff at — learn how to identify a Pig Fish and smell productive salt marshes.
• Climb aboard a pontoon boat and cruise through a beautiful salt marsh. Watch an otter trawl to collect fascinating marine organisms.


Program Notes

All of our programs feature a 3 to 1 participant to staff ratio. Different dates for different age ranges, please see Date Notes for additional information. For a comparable family program that includes all generations, please Click here

Activity Notes

Walking up to half-mile over varied terrain, through water; climb bus stairs.

Date Notes
6/21/2015
This program date is geared toward 9-15 year olds and offers opportunities to see wild ponies, swim in the ocean and even go on a boat trip and catch awesome organisms!6/28/2015
This program date is geared toward 9-15 year olds and offers opportunities to see wild ponies, swim in the ocean and even go on a boat trip and catch awesome organisms!7/5/2015
This program date is geared toward 5-8 year olds, offering opportunities to see wild ponies, swim in the ocean and even go on a crabbing trip.7/12/2015
This program date is geared toward 9-15 year olds and offers opportunities to see wild ponies, swim in the ocean and even go on a boat trip and catch awesome organisms!7/19/2015
This program date is geared toward 9-15 year olds and offers opportunities to see wild ponies, swim in the ocean and even go on a boat trip and catch awesome organisms!8/2/2015
This program date is geared toward 5-8 year olds, offering opportunities to see wild ponies, swim in the ocean and even go on a crabbing trip.

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
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences

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5
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