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Alternative Fall Break. Reflections from students involved in the Women’s Center and Women’s Studies Minor. KAYAKING. Beach Exploration. Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Lighthouse service. B I rd wa t ch I ng. Marsh Reconstruction. Reward after a hard days work!!!.

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Alternative fall break

Alternative Fall Break

Reflections from students involved in the

Women’s Center and Women’s Studies Minor






B i rd wa t ch i ng
BIrd watchIng






Coastkeeper s presentation
Coastkeeper’s presentation



The sea around us
The Sea Around Us

  • Rachel Carson

    • May 27th, 1907-April 14th, 1964

    • Alternative fall break was a celebration of her 100th birthday and the accomplishments she made in her lifetime.


Impact of going coastal
Impact of Going Coastal

  • By actually getting our “hands dirty” and seeing first-hand the array of garbage in the marsh, we realized the difference just a few hours of clean-up with just a small group can actually do for the environment.

    • 40+ bags of trash accumulated in just under two hours.

    • Soda cans, fireworks, wrappers, oyster netting, a flip flop, just to name a few.

    • Some good came out of it: A baby terrapin turtle caught in the netting was released!

  • ‘Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts”- Rachel Carson


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