Getting on/off a bus. Working at project site.
In the motel dining area, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as scrambled eggs, sausage, oatmeal, cereals, yogurt parfaits, breads, bagels, English muffins, milk, juice, coffee, tea, water. There will also be rotating daily specials such as blueberry scones, orange-cranberry muffins, or warm, gooey cinnamon rolls.
We'll board a bus and ride to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge where we’ll be greeted by the refuge staff. Then we’ll explore the interior of the refuge by bus with a local expert to look for wild ponies, petite Sika elk, nesting terrapin, otters, bald eagles, Delmarva Peninsula fox squirrel and other wildlife. We will be going into an area that is normally closed to the public.
Refuge catered lunch.
We will join our work crew and begin our service learning work project(s). We expect to wrap up around 3:00 p.m. and return to the motel by bus. The remainder of the afternoon is free. You might like to enjoy the motel sauna, indoor pool and hot tub after a hard day’s work.
We’ll board the bus and ride to a local restaurant for a plated dinner with beverage choices of coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.
We’ll be joined by a local expert who will discuss Chincoteague Island history and tales as well as the charm of this unique island. We’ll learn about the wild Chincoteague pony herds. We’ll also hear about the reasons for Chincoteague Island’s surprising decision not to join the rest of Virginia when it seceded from the Union and its profitable alignment with the North throughout the Civil War. Remember to sign up for tomorrow’s work projects.