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Ocean Science Adventures on Chincoteague Bay With Your Grandchild

Program No. 2579RJ
Learn all about the ocean and the animals that live in it with your grandchild as you study prehistoric horseshoe crabs, explore a salt marsh, collect sea critters and more!

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At a Glance

Why is the ocean blue? Is a sponge actually alive? We know your grandkids have a lot of questions, and our expert instructors are here to answer them all during a week of fun and exploration with your grandchild on Virginia’s Atlantic islands. Get your hands wet as you examine creek water, pull in a net full of wriggling critters and examine all the life that survives inside a single drop of sea water!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to half-mile over varied terrain, through water; climb bus stairs.

What You'll Learn

  • Enjoy an exclusive visit to Wallops Island NASA base, usually closed to the public, to learn about the sandy dunes and collect shells to take home!
  • Take a ride on an Oceanography Research Cruise to learn all about water quality and meet some of the awesome organisms that live in the area.
  • Get truly hands on at our numerous field sites around the area, including a salt marsh plunge and exploration of the intertidal zone.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 5-8 or 9-13, depending on the date. ATTENTION FOREIGN NATIONALS: Part of this program takes place on Wallops Island, which is a restricted access NASA base. In order to participate in the Wallops Island activities, all foreign nationals must complete additional paperwork at least 6 weeks in advance to be allowed access onto the base. Access is then subject to approval by NASA Wallops Island base. If you are a foreign national enrolled in this program, please contact the program provider directly at to request the required forms.
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