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DISL - Beach, Dune, and Maritime Forest Excursion

March 15, 2021

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There's more to a barrier island than sand and water, the beach is a thriving habitat with a dynamic dune system and fascinating plants and animals, and higher elevations are covered by lush forest. We'll walk through the maritime forest, then on to the dunes and beach.

You will learn about plants that Indians and colonists used and the benefits of an intact dune system. You'll see many coastal animals; occasional highlights include osprey, alligators, and dolphins. You'll dig for mole crabs that live in the surf zone and chase scuttling ghost crabs. We'll bring hand nets and critter containers so we can get an up-close look.

For All Ages (Children 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult)
Program Cost: $12 per person.
Space is limited so reservations are recommended. You can register here.

What to wear: Comfortable walking shoes for the beach and forest. Light-weight clothes for hot summer temperatures. If you're eager to get wet, feel free to dress accordingly, though getting wet can be avoided.

What to bring: hat, sunscreen, water bottle, bug spray, change of clothes and shoes, bag for wet items

Questions: E-mail or call (251) 861-2141 ext. 7545.

Upcoming Dates:
Thursday March 25 9:45-12:15
Tuesday March 30 9:45-12:15
Tuesday April 6 9:45-12:15
Thursday April 15 9:45-12:15
Friday April 30 9:45-12:15
Friday May 28 9:45-12:15
Thursday June 3 9:45-12:15
Thursday June 10 9:45-12:15
Thursday June 17 9:45-12:15
Thursday July 8 9:45-12:15