8-Day High School Kayak Trip, July 31-Aug 7, 2017, Registration & Deposit

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8-Day High School Kayak Trip, July 31-Aug 7, 2017, Registration & Deposit



More about 8-Day High School Kayak Trip, July 31-Aug 7, 2017, Registration & Deposit

New for the summer of 2017, the Sultana Education Foundation is working in partnership with the College of William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) to offer an Eight-Day Kayak Trip for high school students featuring a new emphasis on coastal estuarine studies. A central goal of this program is to expose high school students to academic tracks and professional careers related to environmental science.

The first four days of the program are based from Sultana’s wilderness camp on the Nanticoke River, from which the group can paddle the Nanticoke River, Pocomoke River, and Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge by day, while tent camping at night.  Participants will also visit the University of Maryland’s Horn Point Oyster Sanctuary, where they will meet with staff scientists and graduate students to learn more about the operations of one of the United State’s largest oyster hatcheries. 

On the fifth day of the trip, the group will move south to the VIMS campus in Wachapreague, Virginia adjacent to The Nature Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Preserve, the East Coast’s longest coastal wilderness.  For the remainder of the trip the group will live in the VIMS dormitory and work with both Sultana and VIMS staff to explore pristine barrier islands (both by research boat and kayak), conduct laboratory experiments, and learn about ongoing research at VIMS’ Wachapreague campus.

*PLEASE NOTE: Sultana Education Foundation strives to keep all trips equally divided by sex--if enrollment does not meet our criteria you will be notified within 48 hours and all payments refunded.

**A SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM is available to enrolling campers who are or were attendees of any of our partner schools during the 2015-2016 school year. Check the Sultana Education Foundation Website for a list of eligible schools.

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