2579
Wallops Island
Share a Marine Science Adventure With Your Grandchild
Explore and learn about marine environments with your grandchild as you study a prehistoric horseshoe crab, sail a research vessel, visit pristine islands and enjoy a grand adventure.
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Program No. 2579BSY
Length
6 days
Starts at
485
Getting There
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At a Glance

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 with your grandchild. 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.
Activity Level
Active
Walking up to half-mile over varied terrain, through water; climb bus stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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 pontoon boat and cruise through a beautiful salt marsh. Watch an otter trawl to collect fascinating marine organisms.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 5-8 or 9-15, depending on the date. For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out program #21007!
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