Registration: Events

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Registration: Events 2018-03-20T23:29:28+00:00
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Several additional activities are available for AHSP 2018 participants.


Canoeing

Canoeing will take place on Spruce Knob Lake. The trip is staffed with two instructors and includes transportation for participants to the lake and back. The trip gathers and leaves from the main yurt deck.

Cost: $30/person
Day: Sat 9/8
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm


Green Bank Observatory Tour

Take a tour of the Green Bank Observatory, home of the Green Bank Telescope! Our tour includes behind-the-scenes access not available to the general public; you’ll have the opportunity to see the labs and control room as well as the radiotelescopes themselves. This event is limited to 60 participants. Please depart no later than the listed time and plan to carpool with other attendees.

Cost: $10/person
Day: Sat 9/8
Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm


Green Bank Observatory Overnight

AHSP has arranged for a small group training/observing session on GBO's 40-foot radio telescope. GBO staff will provide instruction on the use of the equipment; no previous radioastronomy experience is required. This program begins immediately after the conclusion of the Green Bank Observatory Tour. Though participants are not required to attend both events, the tour is an excellent introduction to the concepts of radio astronomy.

Price includes an evening meal and breakfast along with overnight accommodations at the Green Bank Observatory's dorm housing. If you do not attend the Tour, please arrive one half hour before the start of the Overnight and meet in the main observatory building's lobby.

Cost: $40/person
Day: Sat 9/8
Time: 4:30pm - 8:00am


Beaver Dam Hike

More than any animal other than humans, beavers shape their environment to create their own habitat. Join Experience Learning Staff on a moderately strenuous walk to examine the years of active and inactive dams, pools and lodges that have helped to shape the Big Run River Valley. Please note that this is a hike at high altitude that requires a reasonable level of fitness.

Cost: $25/person
Day: Sat 9/8
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Cass Scenic Railroad Excursion

Take a trip on the Cass Mountain Scenic Railroad. This is a tour on a steam locomotive-powered mountain railroad that originally served the needs of the lumber and paper industries. The tour we’ve arranged is a 2-hour round trip from Cass to Whittaker Station. While we can’t absolutely guarantee this, we expect to be able to provide a private coach on the train for AHSP participants.

The train leaves the station at exactly 11:00 am. Please plan to leave Spruce Knob Mountain Center by no later than 9:00 am to arrive in time. The drive to Cass is 1 hour 45 minutes and the train will leave with or without us.

Cost: $38/adult, $30/child
Day: Sun 9/9
Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm


Spruce Knob Summit Hike

You’ll get a walk to the summit of Spruce Knob - the highest point in West Virginia. Walk with one of Experience Learning’s instructors and ride back down to Spruce Knob Mountain Center. Please note that this is a strenuous uphill hike at high altitude - it requires a reasonable level of fitness. Please bring good hiking footwear and plenty of water.

Cost: $25/person
Day: Sun 9/9
Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm


Caving in the Sinks of Gandy

The popular caving tour of the nearby Sinks of Gandy is back! Travel with two Experience Learning instructors through a live cave on private land. Experience total darkness, short rock scambles, and water - LOTS of water! This trip includes transportation to and from the cave. Please bring solid shoes, a flashlight and/or a headlamp, and gear that can be completely soaked and covered in mud.

Cost: $30/person
Day: Sun 9/9
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Select activities for your participants.

    Canoeing
Sat 9/8
9:00am - 12:00pm
$30/person
Green Bank Tour
Sat 9/8
10:30am - 4:00pm
$10/person
GBO Overnight
Sat 9/8
4:30pm - 8:00am
$40/person
Beaver Dam Hike
Sat 9/8
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$25/person
Cass Railroad
Sun 9/9
9:00am - 2:00pm
$38/adult
$30/child
Summit Hike
Sun 9/9
9:00am - 12:00pm
$25/person
Caving
Sun 9/9
1:00pm - 4:00pm
$30/person


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