U.S. Navy Activity Day at Wallop’s Flight Facility
School is out for most kids on Delmarva, which means many parents are in search of something for them to do. Luckily, the folks at Wallop’s Island Flight Facility have a fun, free and educational solution.
Wallop’s Flight Facility is kicking off their new ‘Stewards of the Sea’ exhibit by hosting an event that features the Navy’s environmental stewardship program. Naval men and women will be visiting Wallop’s and are bringing with them lots of hands on environmental learning activities as well as their beloved mascot, ‘Stewie the Sea Turtle.’
Kids will get the chance to learn about a variety of environmental topics ranging from oysters and recycling to how to identify different species of whale and their means of communication.
The event will take place Saturday, June 25 from 1-3 p.m. at Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and will feature four different interactive activities. It is free of charge and kids will receive take home activities, in addition to their newfound knowledge.
The exhibit, which includes Navy grade binoculars and touch screen displays, is open now and will remain open through Labor Day.
In addition to the Stewards of the Sea exhibit, Wallop’s will be taking their astronomy program to the beach. Instead of setting up telescopes at the visitors center like they have done in the past, they will be taking the program to the beach at Chincoteague for a unique opportunity to look at the night sky through high powered telescopes provided by their partners at The Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation.
The Wallop’s Flight Facility Visitor Center will be open for family fun and learning seven days a week in July and August.
Sean Streicher says he never knows what he’ll find when he visits Wallop’s. On his most recent trip, he stumbled upon presentations from a program called ‘Cubes in Space.’
The program is open to children all over the world, ages 11-18, and asks participants to design little cubes to be placed in a rocket and launched into space.