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Intergenerational Chesapeake: The Bay is Your Oyster

Program Number: 16112RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/17/2013 - 6/21/2013; 6/27/2016 - 7/1/2016;
Duration: 4 nights
Location: Solomons, Maryland
Price starting at: $496.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Intergenerational; Natural History
Intergenerational
Meals: 11; 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Program intended for grandchildren from 9 - 12 years of age.

Pry open an Eastern oyster. Hunt for shark’s teeth. Operate a radio-controlled sailboat. Experience all of this with your grandchild exploring Chesapeake Bay’s amazing natural world and maritime history, based at the premier maritime museum on the bay. Test a vintage pedal boat and comb a beach digging for shells and fossils. At Point Lookout State Park, dip your canoe paddle into the bay and seine for fish. On a memory-making adventure, experience historic lighthouses, lookouts and ships as you walk with your grandchild in the footsteps of adventurers from days gone.




Highlights

• Enjoy the entertaining tricks and illusions of “Super Magic Man,” as well as live animal programs.
• Build a toy boat and cruise on a Chesapeake Bay workboat — the historic William B. Tennison — as you learn why oysters have played such a crucial role in Chesapeake Bay life.
• Based at the Calvert Marine Museum, enjoy time with your grandchild and the opportunity to independently explore the area during program-supervised kids’ activities.



Activity Particulars

Hiking up to 1/4 mile, uneven terrain, sandy beaches, stairs. Getting in and out of boat, carrying canoes, paddling up to 1/4 mile, sometimes upstream.



Coordinated by the Calvert Marine Museum.




Solomons

One hour and 20 minutes south of Washington, D.C., this historic waterfront community with the Patuxent River on one side and the Chesapeake Bay on the other continues to honor its maritime tradition, as noted by the local marine museum.



Accommodations
Comfortable hotel near the museum.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Stephen Godfrey

Dr. Stephen Godfrey, curator for paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum, is a specialist in vertebrate paleontology and a professional artist. He is also a research associate in the department of paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution. His research interests are diverse, having published on disparate groups of extinct organisms. Most of his recent works focus on describing the diversity of extinct dolphins. He also takes great pleasure in editing the Calvert Marine Museum’s Fossil Club newsletter, The Ecphora. He received his Ph.D. in vertebrate paleontology from McGill University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto.
 
Jackie Takacs

Jacqueline Takacs is a marine specialist with the University of Maryland. Based at St. Mary's College, she trains teachers and students on environmental issues of the Chesapeake Bay. Jackie also develops interactive lessons for the Maryland Sea Grant website, and publishes the Maryland Sea Grant Schools Network Newsletter. She received a B.S. in life sciences and a M.S. in marine, environmental and estuarine sciences from the University of Maryland.
 
Dave Moyer

David Moyer is the curator for estuarine biology for the Calvert Marine Museum, and has 14 years of experience working in public aquariums, zoos and museums. He served as a life support technician for the Oregon Zoo and senior biologist for the South Carolina Aquarium. His interests include raising awareness on human impacts to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and understanding policy and decision making related to preservation of the world’s aquatic resources. David received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Old Dominion University.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Holiday Inn Select
  Solomons, MD 4 nights
 Holiday Inn Select
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Marina, waterfront, walking distance to Museum and Town
  Ship Information: Physical address
  Contact info: 155 Holiday Drive
Solomons, MD 20688 USA
phone: 410-326-6311
web: solomonsmd.hiselect.com/
  Room amenities: TV, wireless Internet, hair dryer, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, free local calls,
  Facility amenities: Swimming pool, full service restaurant and bar, shop
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $115 Available if participants choose to make arrangements through Holiday Inn. Not required for program.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $115 Available if participants choose to make arrangements through Holiday Inn. Not required for program.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
1 pm You will be staying at Holiday Inn Select that night.
  End of Program:
12 pm. You will be staying at Holiday Inn Select the night before.
  Required documents:
The Participant Information Form is required.
  Parking availability:
There is ample parking at the Holiday Inn.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Solomons, MD
  Nearest city or town:  Solomons, MD
  Nearest highway: MD Rte. 2/4
  Nearest airport:  Regan National or BWI
  From End of Program
  Location: Solomons, MD
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

None - Car Required

 
Driving Directions
  All Points From BWI Airport

Take I-97 South to 3/301 South Continue on 301 South until RT4 South Take Route 4 south to Solomons Turn left at Solomons town center traffic light. Then take an immediate right Holiday Inn Select Solomons Conference Center and Marina's entrance is 0.8 mile on the left

From Baltimore

Take Route 695 to Route I-97 South Take I-97 South to 3/301 South Continue on 301 South until RT4 South Take Route 4 south to Solomons Turn left at Solomons town center traffic light. Then take an immediate right. Holiday Inn Select Solomons Conference Center and Marina's entrance is 0.8 mile on the left

From Northern Virginia and Washington Capital

Take I-95 South towards Richmond to Exit 11A (Pennsylvania Avenue / Route 4) Continue on Route 2 / 4 to Solomons Turn left at Solomons town center traffic light. Then take an immediate right. Holiday Inn Select Solomons Conference Center and Marina's entrance is 0.8 mile on the left.

From Richmond

Take I-95 North to US 301 North Continue on 301 until RT4 South Take Route 4 south to Solomons Turn left at Solomons town center traffic light. Then take an immediate right. Holiday Inn Select Solomons Conference Center and Marinas entrance is 0.8 mile
  From BWI Airport Take I-97 South to 3/301 South Continue on 301 South until RT4 South Take Route 4 south to Solomons Turn left at Solomons town center traffic light. Then take an immediate right Holiday Inn Select Solomons Conference Center and Marina's entrance is 0.8 mile on the left
  From Baltimore Take Route 695 to Route I-97 South Take I-97 South to 3/301 South Continue on 301 South until RT4 South Take Route 4 south to Solomons Turn left at Solomons town center traffic light. Then take an immediate right. Holiday Inn Select Solomons Conference Center and Marina's entrance is 0.8 mile on the leftt
  From Northern Virginia and Washington Capital Take I-95 South towards Richmond to Exit 11A (Pennsylvania Avenue / Route 4) Continue on Route 2 / 4 to Solomons Turn left at Solomons town center traffic light. Then take an immediate right. Holiday Inn Select Solomons Conference Center and Marina's entrance is 0.8 mile on the left.
  From Richmond Take I-95 North to US 301 North Continue on 301 until RT4 South Take Route 4 south to Solomons Turn left at Solomons town center traffic light. Then take an immediate right. Holiday Inn Select Solomons Conference Center and Marinas entrance is 0.8 mile on the leftt
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Initial Meeting/see the museum.
(Monday, June 17)
   
 Afternoon: We will meet at 1:00 on Monday, June 18. The first afternoon of the program will be held at the museum where we have an orientation.
 Dinner: The group will have a picnic at the Corbin Pavilion, followed by get-to-know you activities in the museum and a tour with the director.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Select
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Toy boat building, sailing radio controlled model boats, climb into Drum Point Lighthouse, visit Annmarie Garden.
(Tuesday, June 18)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: Build toy model boats and learn to operate radio controlled model boats with the Small Craft Guild members in the museum's boat basin.
 Lunch: Lunch in the museum lounge.
 Afternoon: Depart from CMM to go to Annmarie Garden, a local sculpture garden.
 Dinner: Catered dinner at the museum
 Evening: Enjoy an optional movie for the children and grandparents. Grandparents may call this free time if they wish while the children watch the movie complete with popcorn.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Select
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Fossil hunting on private beach and Cove Point Lighthouse.
(Wednesday, June 19)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: Depart for Cove Point from Holiday Inn at 9:00 a.m. for overview of fossils with museum paleontologist followed by fossil hunting on a fabulous private beach.
 Lunch: Lunch at noon at the Calvert Marine Museum.
 Afternoon: Free afternoon and evening to explore areas of interest and our local restaurants. .
 Dinner: Dinner on your own in picturesque Solomons, Maryland.
 Evening: Free Evening to Explore Solomons Island.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Select
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: A canoe trip and some fishing will highlight the morning activities. Watch out for the "Super Magic Man" in the evening.
(Thursday, June 20)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: Pick up at the Holiday Inn and head to King's Landing Park. There you will enjoy a canoe trip along the Patuxent River.
 Lunch: Box lunch at noon.
 Afternoon: Enjoy an afternoon of fishing off the pier at King's Landing Park. Depart King's Landing at 3:00 p.m. for return trip to the Holiday Inn.
 Dinner: Cookout at Corbin Pavilion and bubble fun.
 Evening: Watch Reggie Rice, "Super Magic Man" in the museum's auditorium at 7:00 p.m.
   
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Select
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Oyster Adventure/Concluding Ceremony
(Friday, June 21)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast included.
 Morning: Meet under the Drum Point Lighthouse at 9:30 a.m. On this final day of the program, participants will head out on the Wm. B. Tennison, one of the oldest Coast Guard inspected passenger vessels on the bay, for an Oyster Adventure. Led by biologist and educator Jackie Tackas they will learn about the biology of the oyster.
 Lunch: Lunch in the museum lounge.
 Afternoon: The program will conclude with a final sharing.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


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