The John Hughes Waterfowl Study Trip
Sunday, January 21, 2018 (Make-up date: Sunday, February 4, 2018)
Time: 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The John Hughes Waterfowl Study Trip of the coastal environments of Delaware Bay and the Upper Chesapeake Bay is an educational and recreational, fun experience! During your trip, you will study North American waterfowl including ducks, geese and swan. Migration as a behavior and survival strategy will be discussed. In addition, you will learn about the National Wildlife Refuge System and study the coastal wetlands. The group will search for waterfowl in particular, but be opportunistic to other wildlife. Informal interaction between the instructor and the participants will give the opportunity for a learning group dynamic. Brief walks will occur throughout the day. Please dress appropriately for the weather (poncho, wet shoes, hat, gloves).
Items to bring:
Appropriate dress for weather conditions
Snack food / money for lunch
Binoculars (a MUST! If possible, a Spotting Scope and tripod)
Enthusiasm and an open mind!
Transportation: Please plan to meet at John Carroll on the morning of the trip. Transportation for the trip will be the school mini-bus.
Please note: This trip will go on unless cancelled by the instructor. In case of rain/snow, bring a jacket and an umbrella! If conditions warrant cancellation, participants will be informed by telephone by 4:15 a.m.
Places visited: Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Delaware, Port Mahon Delaware, Delaware Bay, Little Creek Wildlife Management Area Delaware, Susquehanna Flats/Furnace Bay, Cecil Co., MD.
Cost: $75.00 ($50 of each fee will be donated to The John Carroll School’s Science Department and should be considered tax deductible.)
This trip is limited to 12 participants of any age.