Class with some lecture and then a hike to explore the habitats found on a barrier island. Terrain is uneven and sandy ground. Golf cart is available. We will take a boat to the Rachel Carson Reserve. Shoes you do not mind getting wet such as water shoes, chacos or tevas are recommended.
Breakfast from 8-9am
Program involving some lecture and a tour of our 62-acre reserve. Walk will cover approximately 1 mile, golf cart is available if needed.
Lunch from 12-1pm
Field Trip to Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve. This half-mile interpretive trail on the west side of the Rachel Carson Reserve highlights the area’s common species and special features. The trail meanders through mudflats, uplands, and salt marshes, illustrating the various unique environments found in estuarine systems. A small herd of feral horses roams the islands and over 200 bird species have been recorded here.
Dinner from 6-7pm
Lecture on history, culture and linguistics of area.