2581
Virginia

Science Adventures: Biology in Virginia With Your Grandchild

Become scientists for a week on an adventure with your grandchild as you learn about the animals that live in and near the Chesapeake Bay and do hands-on science with real biologists!
Rating (5)
Program No. 2581RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
999 / ADULT
699 / CHILD

At a Glance

Grab your mini biologist and head to Virginia to learn all about furry, finned and feather residents that live there. On this animal adventure, you and your grandchild will come face to face with amazing animals and uncover ancient fossils that tell secrets of plants and animals that lived here in the past. Explore the many mysteries of fresh water ponds and salt-water marshes, and go far beyond as you journey to distant planets and stars in a planetarium!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walks up to two miles over uneven terrain; physical activity up to three hours.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn how to use a seine net to catch and release critters that swim and crawl in Chesapeake Bay and on shore to learn about their lives in and near the ocean.
  • Gather your nets, buckets and microscopes for a pond safari to uncover some freshwater secrets.
  • Dig into the secrets of Virginia’s ancient past as you hunt for fossils — and take home whatever you find!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-11. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Robert Baker
A native of New Jersey, Robert "Bo" Baker credits the time he spent growing up near Allaire State Park as his inspiration for pursuing a career in biology and the study of natural resources. While in college, he worked as a park naturalist at Allaire before moving on to complete his graduate work in mammalogy. Following graduate school, Bo worked as a naturalist at Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, and has been with the education department at the Virginia Living Museum since 1994.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Nicole Burns
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