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Program Registration Registering for a program at the MSC is easy! You can download registration forms for many of our programs on our Website. Fax your completed form or mail it in with your payment. You can also call to register by phone with a credit card.

Location The Marine Science Consortium is located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia near the Islands of Chincoteague and Assateague. It is about three hours south of Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C. and about two hours north of Norfolk, VA.

The Marine Science Consortium 34001 Mill Dam Road Wallops Island VA 23337 Phone: (757) 824-5636 Fax: (757) 824-5638 The Marine Science Consortium is an independent 501©(3) private non-profit Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action institution affiliated with Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. All donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law.

No Matter what your interests are the Marine Science Consortium has a program for you. The MSC offers eco adventures and field excursions year round. Whether it’s a kayaking tour, summer marine science camp or a family learning vacation the MSC offers exciting and engaging hands-on experiences in the natural environments of coastal marshes, magnificent rivers and pristine beaches. The Marine Science Consortium is ideally located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore between the powerful Atlantic Ocean and the ecologically important Chesapeake Bay. Whether you choose to peddle and paddle your way across the rural landscape of the Eastern Shore, get eye to eye with a great egret, or take a boat trip to plumb the depths of the Chincoteague Bay in search of watery wonders, you are sure to have an experience that will instill a lasting sense of wonder.

2011 Program Calendar Marine Science Consortium

Adult Courses and Workshops MAY 1–6

Birding Virginia’s Eastern Shore 9–13 Bicycling the Eastern Shore of Virginia 14 Native American Tools and Flint Knapping Workshop 20–23 Beg. to Inter. Digital Nature Photography Workshop 23–25 Bicycling the Eastern Shore of Virginia 29–June 3 Adventures in Coastal Kayaking 29–June 3 Discover the Islands JUNE 11 Bird Ramble 24–26 Basketry Workshop JULY 1 Stargazers Astronomy Workshop 15 Stargazers Astronomy Workshop 29 Wetlands of the Eastern Shore Kayak Paddle 29 Stargazers Astronomy Workshop 30 Digital Photo. Day Workshop AUGUST 13 Nature Journal Workshop 14–19 Adventures in Coastal Kayaking 21–26 Adventures in Coastal Kayaking


Coastal Celebration Open House 28– Sept 3 Build Your Own SOF Kayak Workshop SEPTEMBER 11–16 Adventures in Coastal Kayaking 16–19 By land and By Sea: Eastern Shore Tour 19–22 Wild Ponies, Culture and History 24 Digital Photo. Day Workshop OCTOBER 2–7 Adventures in Coastal Kayaking 7–9 Decoy Carving Workshop 9–14 Discover the Islands 10–13 Bicycling the Eastern Shore of Virginia 17–20 Wild Ponies, Culture and History 29 Native American Tools and Flint Knapping Workshop NOVEMBER 4–6 Basketry Workshop 9–13 Inter. to Adv. Digital Nature Photography Workshop 12 Birding Workshop DECEMBER 2–4 Winter Birding Colloquiums 2–4 Winter Naturalist Weekend

Youth Summer Camps and Day Camps APRIL 21–25

17–22 Spring Break Day Camps

JUNE 20–24 Sea Squirts Day Camp 26–July 1 Budding Marine Biologist Camp JULY 3–8 Kayaking and Coastal Ecology Camp 3–8 Focus on Fishes Camp 10–15 Dangerous Creatures and Ocean Predators Camp 10–15 Junior Naturalist Camp 11–15 Marine Science Adventure Day Camp

Budding Marine Biologist Camp 24–29 Ichthyology Camp 24–29 Coastal Mammals Camp 31– Aug 5 Kayaking Coastal Oceanography Camp 31– Aug 5 Marine Invertebrates Camp AUGUST 7–10 Budding Marine Biologist Camp - 3 day 8–12 Marine Science Adventure Day Camp 15-19 Sea Squirts Day Camp

Family Programs and Adventure Camps MAY 16–18


Grandparent / Grand child Summer Camp 22 Incredible Inverts 22 Nature Journaling for JUNE Kids 15–17 Homeschoolers 29 Wetlands of the Marine Science Eastern Shore Kayak Adventure Paddle 17–19 Daddy and Me Marine 29 Stargazers Astronomy Science Weekend Workshop 19–24 Grandparent / Grand 31–Aug 5 Family Adventure child Summer Camp Camp 26–July 1 Grandparent / Grand AUGUST child Summer Camp 7–12 Grandparent / Grand JULY child Summer Camp 1 Fantastic Fish 27 Coastal Celebration 1 Stargazers Astronomy Open House Workshop 28– Sept 3 Build Your Own SOF 1–5 4th of July Family Kayak Workshop Camp SEPTEMBER 6–9 Homeschoolers 2–5 Labor Day Family Marine Science Camp Adventure 23–25 Boy Scout Merit 8 Under the Sea Badge Weekend 8 Digital Nature 26–28 Homeschoolers Photography for Kids Marine Science 10–15 Grandparent / Grand Adventure child Summer Camp OCTOBER 15 Marsh Mysteries 3–5 Homeschoolers 15 Stargazers Astronomy Marine Science Workshop Adventure Homeschoolers Marine Science Adventure

Marine Science Consortium - 2011 Rackcard  
Marine Science Consortium - 2011 Rackcard  

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