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Chincoteague Bay Field Station
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Owner description: The Chincoteague Bay Field Station, formerly the Marine Science Consortium, is a non-profit environmental learning center located on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The Field Station provides learning adventures that explore wildlife and marine environments through hands-on education. Visit the Field Station for eco-tours, summer camps, family programs, kayaking and cycling tours, adult workshops, marine science field studies and boat trips. The center is located on Wallops Island VA and just minutes away from Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.
Reviewed August 9, 2013

I've attended classes here, visited with college students when I was in High School, been a pre-college Oceanography class Counselor and more. This is an excellent place with dedicated staff who teach hands-on science with a passion that I rarely see anymore. There are so many events and camps and opportunities to get involved that you can keep coming back for more and not see or do the same thing. I'm looking forward to the Alumni weekend coming this Fall. This time I was down just to tour the place and see the changes that have taken place (and eat at Wrights).

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We attended an Intergenerational Camp at the MSC campus. Everything about this experience was top notch. The program leaders and interns were knowledgable, helpful and fun. Their planned activities were age appropriate, interesting and enjoyable. The science facilities were comfortable and modern. Wow...all in all, a great experience.

Thank tree58
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

What a spectacular week. The facilities at the Marine Science Consortium were very nice and the people there were friendly and helpful. They feed us very well. Most of the meals were in the cafeteria, but there were at least three were cook outs just for our group (6 people making 5 kayaks) and we were treated to meals at fancy seafood restaurants twice.

Leigh, our kayaking building instructor was very good, and did a fine job teaching. He struck a good balance between helping and letting you do it yourself when you wanted to.

The kayaks we built are Skin On Frame style. They're incredibly light for the size, and handle very nicely.

So we didn't have to sit around and watch paint dry MSC took us on paddles in their tandem kayaks and a field trip to a seldom visited beach.

There are lots of pictures posted at http://DavidReedSmith.shutterfly.com

1  Thank Shuttleguy1706
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

I cannot overstate how much fun my daughter and I had at the family camp. We explored Wallops Island, collected shells, walked through mud flats scooping up little creatures in nets, canoed at a beautiful park, hiked through the woods, bird-watched. The staff was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and great with the kids.

Thank MomInNoVa
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We came here for a Valentine's Day dinner and animal trivia; the meal was delicious, the staff was very friendly and helpful, and we had a great time! Thanks so much for making the night special for us, we're definitely looking forward to attending programs here in the future.

Thank Weezulman
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