This past spring has been exciting and busy with programs! Even though I have led some of these programs more than once and have visited the same areas multiple times I discover something new each time I step out my door.
During one of the Road Scholar Basketry programs this past February we went on the Wallops Island beach to collect shells. This was the first time that I saw the beach covered in show and ice. It was bizarre to look for shells with participants in the sand under a thin veil of snow.
I can return to the same place every week and see something different. I even have seen people return to our programs because they love this area of the Eastern Shore and can’t get enough. This week I have been kayaking in the surrounding rivers and bays and some of my participants that are with me this week are returners. They haven’t just been here once but at least 3 or more times. These two ladies have been on the same kayaking program many times and say that each time they return the paddles are different. The areas change seasonally and can look drastically different depending even on the tide and time of day.
Last week my adventure was Biking the Eastern Shore, this week is Kayaking. I can’t wait to see what new adventure is in store for me next!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alyssa Scott is the Adult & Family Education Assistant Coordinator at Chincoteague Bay Field Station. She's been on board here for more than two years and previously earned her Bachelor's in Marine Science at Coastal Carolina University with a minor in Environmental Science. Alyssa is originally from Berlin, Maryland and has worked many seasons in environmental education and interpretation on Assateague Island National Seashore.