• An Assateague wild horse finding shelter in the dunes.

    Assateague Island

    National Seashore MD,VA

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  • Backcountry Camping Closures

    Pope Bay, Green Run, Pine Tree & Tingles Island backcountry campsites will be closed on these dates due to hunting seasons: October 15-25, 2014; November 13-15, 2014; November 29-December 13, 2014; January 16-19, 2015 More »

Environmental Education Programs

Students dipnetting in bay

NPS photo

Maryland District Spring On-Site Environmental Education Programs (pdf file, 883kb)
- Pre/Post visit materials

Virginia District Spring On-Site Environmental Education Programs (pdf file, 694kb)
- Field Trip Guidelines (pdf file, 468kb)
- Teacher Guided Opportunities (pdf file, 209kb)
- Transportation Funding for local schools (pdf file, 132kb)
- Pre/Post visit materials

Note: These programs are available for school groups. For public programs please visit our Home Page for more information.

Did You Know?

When you see beach foam think of egg whites! 4 kb

When you see beach foam think of egg whites! Beach foam is created when the tumultuous action of the surf forces air into the ocean water. It is similar to whipping egg whites into froth but instead of egg whites the ocean contains organic compounds that reduce the surface tension of the bubbles.