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Program #21007RJ
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.
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 on this family adventure. 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 research vessel to cruise through a beautiful salt marsh and take part in an otter trawl to collect fascinating marine organisms.

Program Notes

This is a family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 9 and up. For a comparable intergenerational program for just grandparents and grandchildren, please see www.roadscholar.org/2579. Or, Click here

Activity Notes

Walking up to a half-mile over varied terrain, through water; getting on/off bus.

Coordinated by the Chincoteague Bay Field Station.


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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
4 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
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