BY LAND AND BY SEA: EXPLORING COASTAL HABITATS OF VIRGINIA'S BARRIER ISLANDS
The barrier islands off Virginia’s Eastern Shore are protected from the effects of human habitation, their abundant ecosystems left to develop naturally amid the whims of tide and tempest. Through special access to three of these shifting masses of sand, swampland and coves — Chincoteague, Assateague and Wallops islands — join biologists and naturalists on a quest for understanding of these dynamic natural environments that have been designated a World Biosphere Reserve. Set out on research cruises to collect specimens and go kayaking for a day to study the islands' complex ecology firsthand. Search for dolphins, identify shells and scour the dunes and marshlands for an array of birdlife along a stretch of the Atlantic Flyway as you consider the formation of the islands, the impact of humans before and after conservation, and the wild ponies of Assateague.
Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.
2016 Program Dates:
5/15 - 5/20
8/21 - 8/26
Road Scholar Programs at the Field Station
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Program #18032 - Bicycling the Eastern Shore of Virginia
Program #2019 - Birding Virginia's Eastern Shore: Assateague, Chincoteague and Wallops Island
Program #14761 - By Land and by Sea: Exploring Coastal Habitats of Virginia's Barrier Islands
Program #20926 - Coastal Basketry and Barrier Island Ecology
Program #2018 - Discover the Islands of Virginia's Eastern Shore: Chincoteague, Assateague and Wallops
Program #20925 - Kayak Building and Coastal Ecology on the Chesapeake Bay
Program #2285 - Kayaking the Eastern Shore: The Chesapeake and the Atlantic
Program #21433 - Pictures With a Pro: Wildlife and Nature Photography Workshop on Virginia’s Eastern Shore
Program #2579 - Share a Marine Science Adventure With Your Grandchild
Program #21007 - Share a Marine Science Adventure with Your Family