Coastal Basketry and Barrier Island Ecology

Come  to majestic Wallops Island to learn a craft that has been woven into  the local culture over hundreds of years. Coiled sea grass basketry  reflects the beauty of the barrier island marshes, and you'll learn to  create your own in a small group setting with an award-winning  instructor. This 6 day, 5 night course has thourough field trips and lectures, where you will gain a special  appreciation for the island ecology and what's being done to protect  this fragile and ever-changing habitat.

Highlights

• Learn to sustainably gather spartina, cordgrass and other materials and  then create two or three coiled sea grass baskets from scratch.
• Learn about the ecology of Wallops Island, a restricted-access beach  owned by NASA, and Pocomoke State Park, one of the northernmost cypress  swamps in the U.S.
• Enjoy a traditional Chesapeake Bay boil,  a family style, succulent seafood feast.

Event Dates/Times

10/19/2014 - 10/24/2014
11/16/2014 - 11/21/2014

Fees

 Cost: $596/person (includes meals, lodging, instruction, transportation during program and materials)