2637
Virginia
Chincoteague Service Learning: Preserving Barrier Island Environments
Help preserve and maintain the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge — home to the wild Chincoteague ponies — as you learn about the island’s unique music, culture and lore.
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Program No. 2637RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
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DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Chincoteague , Va.
D
Refuge Inn

Afternoon: Registration at the Refuge Inn from 3:00 to 4:30 P.M.

Dinner: 5:30 P.M. Dinner at a local venue. For your dining pleasure this program includes "A Taste of the Island." We will be enjoying a different local cuisine each evening.

Evening: This is an evening to get to know one another and be briefed on what the week has in store. Take this opportunity to sign up for one of several interesting projects for your first full day. Adjustments may be made to the schedule based on weather forecasts, project needs and trail conditions. The central mission of the program will remain the same. The evening will end with an ice cream social at the Island Creamery.

DAY
2
Refuge & Service Project Introduction, Local History & Lore
Chincoteague , Va.
B,L,D
Refuge Inn

Breakfast: 7:30A.M. Breakfast

Morning: Travel to Assateague Island. Enjoy a welcome by U.S. Fish and Wildlife staff and a land tour of the Refuge into normally restricted areas.

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. Enjoy lunch on the Refuge.

Afternoon: Join your work crew and follow your work schedule.

Dinner: 5:30 P.M. Dinner will be at a local venue.

Evening: Sign up for Tuesday's work project. Enjoy an evening of local Chincoteague Island history and tales. A local expert will explain the charm and uniqueness of this island.

DAY
3
Work on Refuge, Museum Visit
Chincoteague , Va.
B,L,D
Refuge Inn

Breakfast: 7:30 A.M. Breakfast

Morning: Travel to the Refuge and follow this morning's work schedule.

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. Lunch on the Refuge.

Afternoon: 12:30 A.M. Back to work to complete this afternoon's work schedule.

Dinner: 5:30 P.M. Dinner at a local venue.

Evening: Sign up for Wednesday's work crews. Spend an evening at the Museum of Chincoteague Island with guides who will interpret the Museum exhibits. Exhibits feature the original Fresnel lens from the Assateague lighthouse, the Beebe Ranch (including Misty and Stormy in their artfully preserved state), and the seafood and tourist industry.

DAY
4
Work on Refuge, Group Discussion & Review
Chincoteague , Va.
B,L,D
Refuge Inn

Breakfast: 7:30 A.M. Breakfast

Morning: Follow today's work schedule.

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. Lunch on the Refuge.

Afternoon: Follow this afternoon's work schedule.

Dinner: 5:30 P.M. Dinner at a local venue.

Evening: Sign up for Thursday's work project. Participate in group discussions about this weeks program. Participate in a review of your experiences.

DAY
5
Work on Refuge, Musical Entertainment
Chincoteague , Va.
B,L,D
Refuge Inn

Breakfast: 7:30 A.M. Breakfast

Morning: Follow work schedule.

Lunch: 11:30 A.M. Lunch on the Refuge.

Afternoon: Follow this afternoon's work schedule.

Dinner: 5:30 Dinner at a local venue.

Evening: An evening gathering to enjoy some sea chanteys and Celtic music sung in the local way.

DAY
6
Program Concludes
Chincoteague , Va.
B

Breakfast: 7:30 A.M. Our program ends with breakfast. Participants will need to check out of the motel by 11:00 am.






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