For our final trip this summer for B.E.E.S. we went to Assateague Island National Seashore. For many of our campers it was their first time seeing the Atlantic Ocean. We first stopped at the Visitor's Center where we learned about the unique wildlife on the island including the history of the wild horses found there. Next we stopped on the Chincoteague Bay side of the island. We at lunch, explored the shallow water and the various shells on the beach. We saw our first horse here, as well! Lastly we stopped on the ocean side of the island. We found a variety of crabs and enjoyed the ocean waves. We also learned how this barrier island "flips over" on itself through erosion caused by wind and waves. Hopefully students can draw upon this experience in science for this upcoming year! We walked an estimated .5 miles on Assateague Island bringing our total to 14.3 miles for the entire 8 days! For more pictures go to the bottom of the page here.
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