Getting on/off field station buses, walking less than a quarter mile over wet, muddy, and/or sandy terrain. Possible high temperatures on the beach with no shade.
Breakfast will be served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall with the choice of fruits, hot and cold cereals, meats, breads, biscuits, eggs, and French toast or pancakes, plus coffee, tea, water, and a variety of soft drinks.
We will hear one of Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge's educational staff talk about the refuge system and the unique qualities of the refuge at the impressive Bateman Visitor Center.
We will enjoy a cookout on the beach, including grilled burgers and hot dogs.
From the refuge center, we will take a ride by field station bus up the refuge's Service Road, a restricted access road that goes north, to the home of the majority of the wild ponies living on the island and where spectacular views await. We’ll spend the afternoon searching for ponies and the birds of the island, including the piping plover and the brown pelican.
In the cafeteria.
Especially for kids: We’ll enjoy an evening of traditional campfire fare with a variety of fun skits from field station staff and camp songs we can all participate in. We’ll top off the night with delicious s'mores!