The Dauphin Island Sea Lab invites everyone to be a part of the discovery and adventure in its summer excursions. Two different destinations are offered--Salt Marsh and Beach Dunes/Maritime Forrest--and for each of the trips, the Estuarium provides tools needed for investigation. Excursions are led by DISL's experienced and knowledgeable educators.
A description of what to expect, taken from the DISL's press release, is as follows:
"The terrain of Dauphin Island is filled with wildlife, and explorers are sure to catch glimpses of many creatures common to the island ecosystems, such as alligators, ospreys, lizards, frogs, fish, turtles, crabs and dolphins. The Forest excursion passes through the Audubon Bird Sanctuary, where many migratory birds rest for a final stop before migrating to South America, allowing sightings of rare birds that are not native to the area. Excursion members will also see a variety of flora around them, from pine trees to palm trees and everything in between."
Excursion dates remaining for this summer are July 2, July 22 and July 30 for the Salt Marsh adventure, and July 14 for the Dune and Forest excursion. Cost for each excursion is $12 per person, which does not include admission into the Estuarium. Groups depart from the Estuarium front desk at 9:45 a.m. and usually return by 12:15 p.m. The Sea Lab asks that children be accompanied by an adult and cautions participants to wear comfortable walking shoes and to bring along the sunscreen.
To register, call 251-861-2141 ext. 7574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.disl.org/educational-programs/programs-in-the-estuarium.