Sunday, October 27, 2013

MSC Open House

This time of year weekend event abound on the VA eastern shore from yard sales, bazaars and festivals, an annual bike tour, dinners and auctions and other fall-themed events.MSC collage

Through our involvement with several organizations, lately there’s been no shortage of weekend activities. This Saturday, we participated in an Open House event at the Marine Science Consortium (MSC) on Wallops Island. Grenville represented the local  Master Naturalists group of which he is an active member while I took photos which will be provided to several participating groups.shells collage

MSC is a non-profit environmental learning center and field station (officially called the Chincoteague Bay Field Station) that is supported by 13 member universities. Formed in 1968, it provides education and research in marine and environmental sciences through programs ranging from elementary to university levels and beyond. Its location on Virginia's Eastern Shore, between the Atlantic Ocean and ecologically important Chesapeake Bay provides a natural teaching classroom for the biological, chemical, and physical sciences. painting collage

Exhibitors at the MSC Open House house included representatives of many area organizations such as Master Naturalists, SPARK (Shore People Advancing Readiness for Knowledge), Waste Watchers, National Park Service, Space Flight Academy, Ward Museum, and the Eastern Shore Soil and Water Conservation District.Milliped collage

Parents and children alike seemed to enjoy themselves as they were introduced to these organizations through the volunteer representatives, most of whom provided hand-on demos and activities that included painting, nature stamping, and examing various shells and insects up close and personal.spinning collage

Unlike last weekend’s event, the 2013 Watershed Festival, which was held outdoors in often rainy weather, this event was held indoors and also included guest lectures as well, but the kids who attended had the most fun at the exhibits.hurricane collage

Speaking for Grenville and myself, fun stuff wins out every time on at least one day of the weekend

How was your weekend spent — chores, fun or some of both?


Sandra said...

3 hours of chores Friday and 2 hours of chores yesterday, none today... just fun stuff and reading.
i would be right there with all the kids playing with all those activities,

Daisy said...

This looks like a busy day that was fun, educational, and entertaining. Fun would win out for me over chores every time too. :)

DeniseinVA said...

All those children look so focused and definitely enjoying those activities. Looks like a great time was had by all.

Triumph said...

Attended the Oregon Ducks vs UCLA Bruins football game with our son, daughter-in-law & grandson while my wife watched Disney movies with our granddaughter.. Then our daughter and her husband dropped in today for lots of family visiting and to watch the 49ers play in London.

Anonymous said...

Looks so fun :-)

I've spent most of the weekend being lazy and preparing for the big storm that at the moment seems to be not so big after all. The predictions has changed rather much these last 24 hours so I guess it will hit much further south this time.

Have a great day!

Montanagirl said...

Looks like a fun event for everyone, especially the kids!

Debbie said...

oh how fun!! we had a wonderful blend of family, fun and rest. it was a good weekend!!

Rebecca said...

You guys sure keep busy. it reminds me of when my father told me he didn't know how he used to find time to go to work.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a fun time this looks to be!

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