Alternative Spring Break is an extracurricular program of Service Learning and Research Experiences for PASSHE students at the Chincoteauge Bay Field Station (CBFS) in Wallops Island, VA. Our goal is to engage students in research and environmental education activities at the PASSHE field station during the first weekend of Spring Break. This program is organized by the field station staff and faculty to provide an enriching experience for students at the field station that features:
· Faculty-led field trips
· Service activities with the field station for environmental education programs
· Professional development session(s) for careers in environmental science
Dates: Arrival on Friday March 9th, 2018; Activities on March 10 (Saturday) - March 12 (Monday), 2018.
Location: Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Wallops Island, VA ; Greenbackville, Wallops Island, and Assateague Island Sites)
Fees: $85 per person
Fees Include: Overnight accommodations in the College Dormitory (Friday, Saturday, Sunday),three meals per day (Saturday, Sunday) and breakfast and snacks on Monday.
Travel to/from the CBFS: you may either travel to the CBFS in your personal vehicle or with a faculty member in a university van from a PASSHE school. Plan ahead for travel arrangements as vans from any one campus may fill quickly. Travel in personal vehicle and meals during travel are additional expenses.
Contact: Dr. John M. Hranitz (Bloomsburg University): firstname.lastname@example.org
Make your reservation using this online Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/OIbu2UAWf67IfxXP2
Note: The weather at the field station ranges from cold and snowy or cold and wet to mild and sunny at this time of year. This provides students an excellent opportunity, with guidance from faculty, to learn the logistics of field work in less than favorable weather. Participants are advised that activities will take place except if dangerous conditions exist. Plan to dress for the weather and to get wet, cold, and dirty at times. Bring layers that are warm, water repellent, and well ventilated.