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SEA ACTIVITIES and EVENTS:
August 2012 - October 2012


SEA offers a variety of free or low-cost activities to explore and better understand our islandÂ’s environment. Residents and visitors are welcome! SEA strives to provide knowledgeable guides for such activities as shore walks or hikes to better understand our native flora and fauna; visits to the endangered bird rehabilitation program; organic farm visits; star-gazing; and snorkeling trips, to name just a few. If you would like to know more about SEA activities, volunteer as a guide or make suggestions, just email or call SEA at 773-1989.









August
4th
Saturday, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Shorebird Watch at Great Pond
Join SEA staffer Carol Burke to check out some early fall migrants. Please wear shoes that can get muddy and appropriate sun protection. Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them - we will have a few to share. Public welcome, free to all. Please call 773-1989 to register.
August
18th
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Free Snorkel Clinic at Cane Bay.
Learn to snorkel or advance your skills. School-aged children to adults are welcome. SEA will provide instruction, gear, and light refreshments. Registration is not required but appreciated;please call Lynnea Roberts at 773-1989. SEA snorkel clinics are sponsored by Reef Jam.
September
15th
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Free Snorkel Clinic at Southgate Beach
Learn to snorkel or advance your skills. School-aged children to adults are welcome. SEA will provide instruction, gear, and light refreshments. Registration is not required but appreciated;please call Lynnea Roberts at 773-1989. SEA snorkel clinics are sponsored by Reef Jam.
September
22nd
Saturday, 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. or 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Kayak Tour of Sugar Bay, Salt River.
Back by popular demand! SEA staffers Lynnea Roberts and Carol Burke 2ill be your guides and will share information about mangrove and marine ecology as well as the bird life of this rich ecosystem. Choose to get an early start at 8 a.m. or get some extra sleep and begin at 10:00. Clothing is apt to get wet so dress appropriately. Space is limited so please register early, $10/person. Thanks to Laurie and Wiz at Anchor Dive for supporting this activity!
October
6th
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Wills Bay Hike with UVI's Science 100 Instructors.
Hike from Carambola Hotel upper parking lot into Wills Bay along the Trumble Trail then cool off with a refreshing swim. Bring plenty of drinking water and lunch or snack. Wear sturdy shoes for hiking and appropriate sun protection. Call SEA for details - 773-1989. Free to all, public welcome.
October
11th
Thursday, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.Shorebird Identification and Conservation, Estate Little Princess Treathouse.
Weighing less than a pound but able to fly thousands of miles during migration, 30 different species of resident or visiting shorebirds can be seen on our wetlands and shores. If you have trouble identifying these cryptically coloured migrants you are not along! Local birders Lisa Yntema and Carol Burke will share some tips and stories about these fascinating birds. Free for all, donations welcome. Thanks to The Nature Conservancy for use of their facility.
October
20th
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Free Snorkel Clinic at Rainbow Beach, Frederiksted.
Learn to snorkel or advance your skills. School-aged children to adults are welcome. SEA will provide instruction, gear, and light refreshments. Registration is not required but appreciated;please call Lynnea Roberts at 773-1989. SEA snorkel clinics are sponsored by Reef Jam.
October
26th
Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Bat Watch and Talk at Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge.
Guest speaker Jennifer Valiulis will provide information about common bats of the Virgin Islands and will dispel some haunting bat myths. Bring the whole family for this pre-Halloween Learning experience. Free for all, donations appreciated. Call SEA for details - 773-1989. Thanks to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for use of their facility.

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