Pack your bags and head to the coast on this Marine Science trip! Venture to Wallops Island for a week of discovery on the Virginia coast. We will: explore a maritime forest ecosystem, kayak in the Atlantic Ocean, go orienteering, collect specimens aboard a research cruise, enjoy a day at the beach and more! The first-class Chincoteague Bay Field Station will be our base for the week.
2018 Trip Highlights
Trek and Travel water bottles are now available at the CommunityEd webstore!
$1095 | A $195 deposit is due at time of registration.
The fee has been set to meet the district requirement that all trips are self-funded and fees cover the cost for all expenses. Limited fee assistance is available to those who qualify on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are exhausted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 636-891-6644 for more fee assistance information.
The Atlantic Coastal Quest is open to all students in grades 9-10 for the 2019-20 school year, including those who attend private or parochial schools and live outside the Parkway and Rockwood school districts. Registrations must be submitted by the parent or legal guardian for the child. Click here to register.
About Online Registration: In order to register online, you will need to create an account in the Community Ed online registration system (if you do not already have one). In addition, your child must be added to your account prior to registering him/her for the trip program.
Travel and Accommodations
We will travel by charter coach to the Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Wallops Island, Virginia. Our accommodations include dormitory style housing, a full service cafeteria, outdoor classroom facilities and indoor classroom space. Students will be housed and supervised in single gender dorms which are equipped with heat, restrooms and showers. Meals are student friendly, offer healthy options and are served cafeteria style. Many allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated, please contact Kevin Zimmer at email@example.com or call 636-458-3048 for more information.
Chincoteague Bay Field Station instructors partner with Trek and Travel chaperones to lead students through hands on classes that explore the unique environment of the Virginia Coast, develop leadership skills and build teamwork amongst students. Several universities utilize Chincoteague Bay Field Station for students in their marine biology programs.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Reasonable accommodations will be made to afford students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate. If a parent believes that his/her child will need accommodations, a form will need to be completed to initiate planning. To obtain a copy of the form, please contact Jennifer Ritter, Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed at 636-891-6645 or firstname.lastname@example.org.