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Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Wallops Island

#94 of 163 in Museums in Virginia
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Chincoteague Bay Field Station (formerly The Marine Science Consortium) is dedicated to fostering marine science education and research in audiences of all ages. Through school age groups including summer camps and college courses through RoadScholar programs Field Station staff introduces individuals to the coastal wonders around us. The Field Stationis ideally located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia between the Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay. Nearby barrier islands are biologically diverse and geologically dynamic. Many of the islands and marshes remain undeveloped and area waters have sustained fishing, crabbing, and oystering for generations. Additional resources within the area include Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Assateague National Seashore, and NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility.
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49 reviews
  • Road Scholar small group kayak trip. Wonderful week despite the weather. Chincoteague Bay Field Station has a variety of programs for all ages, families, intergenerational, and schools.  more »
  • The best photo workshop we've ever attended. Morning started with wondrous sunrise photo shoots at the beach or quaint fishing harbors, followed by amazing wildlife photography at the marshes. Late mo...  more »
  • Jim Clark gives a well organized and smooth running workshop. He deals well with different skills levels and people personalities. The Field Station is well run, clean with friendly staff. The food is...  more »
  • Excellent field station in a perfect location for marine ecology studies. Staff is excellent, sleeping quarters are comfortable, food is acceptable camp food. The classroom and lab facilities are very nice and are perfect for a class, research, or an engaging camp.
  • It is a wonderful place to learn and interact with nature. The food is not great but it's fulfilling . Rooms are ok and clean for the most part.
  • The staff is great very knowledgable. Great place to take the family. Very educational.
  • Amazing place, great location and staff. Go learn something important there!
  • CBFS does a great job engaging the local community to learn about and help contribute to the local environmental health and knowledge base. Their staff are selfless and really enjoy teaching our kids. If you are in town on a weekend, take advantage of their programs.

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