COASTAL BASKETRY AND BARRIER ISLAND ECOLOGY
Participants will use locally gathered marsh grass and other materials such as pine needles to create as many coiled baskets as they like throughout the week. The technique is similar to that used to construct many Native American baskets, and other indigenous basketry forms throughout the world.
Students will receive a pre-made basket start of pottery in their choice of style, to start their first basket Participants are guided in designing their own coiled baskets, including learning how to make baskets without a pottery start, and by drilling collected shells from the beach. Additional pottery starts will be available for purchase, if desired.
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Program #20926 - Coastal Basketry and Barrier Island Ecology
Program #2018 - The Islands of Virginia's Eastern Shore: Chincoteague, Assateague and Wallops
Program #2285 - Kayaking the Eastern Shore: The Chesapeake and the Atlantic
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Program #2579 - Share a Marine Science Adventure With Your Grandchild
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