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Optional Programs for Trinity Center Groups

These programs are taught by the full time Instructors with our residential Sound to Sea Environmental Education Program. They work regularly with kids, adult groups, and intergenerational groups.

3-hour Group Challenge Course
Explore your human community with Trinity Center's professionally-designed Group Challenge Course. With trained staff as facilitators, participants discover how to function as a group by employing creative problem-solving techniques. Groups meet unforgettable physical challenges by working together, by depending on each other, and by recognizing each group member's unique contributions. These group-building skills travel back with you to strengthen the classroom, work or group community. The Group Challenge Course promotes interdependence among group members and promotes the idea that any group can become more effective at problem-solving. For more information, please contact the Group Coordinator.

3-Hour Environmental Program
Participants can explore the sound and salt marsh as they learn about the concept of the nursery of the ocean. They can learn about the adaptations of fish, crabs and various plants that live in the salt marsh. They can also have the opportunity to go to the beach and learn about barrier island formation and movement and that beach erosion is a natural part of that process. They can learn about the adaptations of various animals that live in the subtidal, intertidal and supratidal zones of the beach. For more information, please contact the Group Coordinator.

Full-Day (6-Hour) Environmental Program
Participants will begin by enjoying a Barrier Island Ecology Class. This component introduces participants to the barrier island habitats, geological history and basic ecological concepts that are reinforced throughout the entire program. Instructors from our Sound to Sea Environmental Education Program encourage exploration and present various ecological concepts, such as habitats, cycles, communities, populations, species or food webs. Groups then enjoy 3 classes on chosen focus topics. Topics include classes on the Sound/Salt Marsh, Beach/Ocean, Freshwater Pond, Maritime Forest, Dissection, Group Challenge Course and more. For more information, please contact the Group Coordinator.

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