Ocean Collections Boat Trip

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Jun 19
1:00pm - 2:15pm
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Children $16.95; Adults $22.95


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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Curious about what lives in our coastal ocean waters? Take this 75 minute cruise with Aquarium educators to collect a variety of local fish and marine invertebrates and observe them up close aboard the boat. Watch as they work the trawl net and pull up discoveries that may include seahorses, stingrays, blue crabs, keyhole urchins, and jellies, and then release the animals back into the ocean.



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What's in the Nets?
Join us for an exploration of some interesting animals that live under the water as we cast our nets into the Chesapeake Bay. Learn to use a seine net and get to know some local marine plants and animals. Be prepared to get wet. We will meet at the main boardwalk/beach at 3 p.m. 7/23/19 and 7/26/19. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs.
Now buy annual passes online for a year of family fun! vasp.fun/passesonline
To Beach, or Not to Beach
The Chesapeake Bay and the creatures who call it home are very sensitive to human impact. Come on down to see how our rangers make beach clean-up fun through conservation themed games. Saving our shoreline doesn't have to be a bore. We will meet in front of the Bay Lab, July 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300.
Night Hike
July 13, 2019
8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Meet at the Trail Center
Join park rangers for an experience in the dark without the aid of a flashlight. Discover sensory awareness, nocturnal animals and more as you complete a few fun activities while venturing through the park at night. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs. http://ow.ly/JTQ250uJY7Q
Regardless of how we celebrate today, let's remember what we have accomplished as a nation, what we have in common, and how our differences are our strength. Happy Independence Day! https://vasp.fun/4thofJuly
Seaside Creations
July 2, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Meet in Front of the Bay Lab
Want to make a sculpture out of seashells? Well, here's your chance. Let your imagination go wild as you create a shell masterpiece. Join us and make something fun.
Contact the park for more information 757-412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs.
https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-events-list?srchloc=FL&eventtype=all&BDate=07/01/2019&EDate=07/08/2019
Wilderness Survival School
June 28, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Meet a ranger at the Trail Center to become a MacGyver of the outdoors. Develop basic skills for exploring the outdoors like making a rope out of natural materials, how to start a fire without matches, how to use a compass and more. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs. http://ow.ly/QQa350uBuCm
Today is officially the first day of summer. Let's find a park and get this party started...woot woot! https://vasp.fun/FindApark  (/vaspfirstlanding)
Great American Campout
June 22, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Great American Backyard Campout, a nationwide event, with our staff. Reserve a campsite and then join in some of the exciting activities in our park. Even if you aren't camping with us or setting up in your backyard, you can still come to our programs for a full weekend of adventure.
Do you want to explore on your own? We also have Park Packs you can check-out at the Trail Center. These themed backpacks have everything you need to get started exploring the outdoors.
Programs include:
12 p.m. Treasures in the Sand
2 p.m. Creature Feature
6 p.m. Scales to Tails
8:30 p.m. Night Hike
Contact the park for more information, (757) 412-2300.
To make campground reservations, contact the Customer Service Center at 800-933-7275 or visit http://ow.ly/cN9R50uxuPw.
Scales to Tails
June 8, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Meet at the Trail Center
Don't miss this opportunity to take a closer look at the animals of First Landing. Stop by to observe some fun and interesting animal artifacts that will inspire you to learn more and perhaps seek out some of these animals in our park. Being hands-on is part of the fun. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out our events database for more programs. http://ow.ly/AC0Y50uqWnr
Clean the Bay Day & National Trails Day Park Clean Up
06/01/2019
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chesapeake Bay Center
Join volunteers all across Virginia in collecting trash and other debris in and around our local waterways. Volunteers will clean up areas around the Bald Cypress Swamps, Broad Bay and of course the beach along the Chesapeake Bay. To register please visit http://ow.ly/NB7f50udnCR
Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300.
For more of programs, check out our events database. http://ow.ly/LRqR50udnCQ
Crabbing
05/24/2019
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Meet at the Bay Store
In this catch and release program, learn all about the Chesapeake Bay blue crab and why it is so important to the Bay, while you try your hand at catching a few on your own. Stop by the Bay Campstore first to purchase your crab line and bait. A fun Friday night experience for the whole family! Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out our events database for more programs. http://ow.ly/a9uM50u6G12
Who else is super excited that summer is nearly here? Find a park for your family adventures here: https://vasp.fun/FindApark  Photo credit: https://www.instagram.com/amandasinchongco/ First Landing State Park
Caption this photo from First Landing State Park.
National Kids to Parks Day
Join us for National Kids to Parks Day May 18, 2019 (11 a.m. - 2 p.m.) we have a day of awesome kids' activities planned. Meet Smokey Bear and some of his friends. There will be plenty of fun activities, guided hikes and opportunities to meet some of First Landing's educational animals. It's a day to bring your whole family to meet some of the wonderful creatures of the park. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out our events database for more programs.
http://ow.ly/wHhD50tX4Th
Earn an Annual Virginia State Parks Pass by visiting 5 different parks between May 18 and June 30. It's a $75 value and a year's worth of fun. http://vasp.fun/GetOutdoors
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Wednesday July 17th, 2019

First Landing State Park

What's in the Nets?
Join us for an exploration of some interesting animals that live under the water as we cast our nets into the Chesapeake Bay. Learn to use a seine net and get to know some local marine plants and animals. Be prepared to get wet. We will meet at the main boardwalk/beach at 3 p.m. 7/23/19 and 7/26/19. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs.
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Whats in the Nets?
Join us for an exploration of some interesting animals that live under the water as we cast our nets into the Chesapeake Bay. Learn to use a seine net and get to know some local marine plants and animals. Be prepared to get wet. We will meet at the main boardwalk/beach at 3 p.m. 7/23/19 and 7/26/19. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs.

Monday July 15th, 2019

First Landing State Park

Now buy annual passes online for a year of family fun! vasp.fun/passesonline ... See MoreSee Less

Now buy annual passes online for a year of family fun! vasp.fun/passesonline

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i was just going to ask where in first landing was this photo taken??? 🤪😕

This does not look like first landing state park

Paid 25 bucks for entry for 2 vehicles & boat this weekend 😳 was told you were matching prices of va beach municipal lot prices A bot high for state park imo

Thursday July 11th, 2019

First Landing State Park

To Beach, or Not to Beach
The Chesapeake Bay and the creatures who call it home are very sensitive to human impact. Come on down to see how our rangers make beach clean-up fun through conservation themed games. Saving our shoreline doesn't have to be a bore. We will meet in front of the Bay Lab, July 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300.
... See MoreSee Less

To Beach, or Not to Beach
The Chesapeake Bay and the creatures who call it home are very sensitive to human impact. Come on down to see how our rangers make beach clean-up fun through conservation themed games. Saving our shoreline doesnt have to be a bore. We will meet in front of the Bay Lab, July 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300.

Comment on Facebook

This page always shows all these great scenery photos, but every time I go there, any trail I go on is just woods and swamp on both sides

Ugh- it does sound great! Other than its Max’s first day is summer school and I had planned on being at work 😞.

Can we get any information if the beach is clean of the bacteria that goin on 🌊😔

Andrea OoAa esta es la otra playita que te dije nena😎

Carrie Watson sounds like a spin off for Caitlins badge.

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Sunday July 7th, 2019

First Landing State Park

Night Hike
July 13, 2019
8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Meet at the Trail Center
Join park rangers for an experience in the dark without the aid of a flashlight. Discover sensory awareness, nocturnal animals and more as you complete a few fun activities while venturing through the park at night. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs. ow.ly/JTQ250uJY7Q
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Night Hike
July 13, 2019
8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Meet at the Trail Center
Join park rangers for an experience in the dark without the aid of a flashlight. Discover sensory awareness, nocturnal animals and more as you complete a few fun activities while venturing through the park at night. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs. http://ow.ly/JTQ250uJY7Q

Comment on Facebook

Julie Ferland

Victoria Barness I could see you working here with Jennifer Kitty Holtom

Cece Beckwith

Dang. Yes I'm interested and yes I'm working. 😩

Girl Scout Troop 142 will be there!

My daughter's Scout Bsa Troop did this on their last campout there. They enjoyed it.

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Thursday July 4th, 2019

First Landing State Park

Regardless of how we celebrate today, let's remember what we have accomplished as a nation, what we have in common, and how our differences are our strength. Happy Independence Day! vasp.fun/4thofJuly ... See MoreSee Less

Regardless of how we celebrate today, lets remember what we have accomplished as a nation, what we have in common, and how our differences are our strength. Happy Independence Day! https://vasp.fun/4thofJuly

Thursday June 27th, 2019

First Landing State Park

Seaside Creations
July 2, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Meet in Front of the Bay Lab
Want to make a sculpture out of seashells? Well, here's your chance. Let your imagination go wild as you create a shell masterpiece. Join us and make something fun.
Contact the park for more information 757-412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs.
www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-events-list?srchloc=FL&eventtype=all&BDate=07/01/2019&EDate...
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Seaside Creations
July 2, 2019
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Meet in Front of the Bay Lab
Want to make a sculpture out of seashells? Well, heres your chance. Let your imagination go wild as you create a shell masterpiece. Join us and make something fun.
Contact the park for more information 757-412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs.
https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-events-list?srchloc=FL&eventtype=all&BDate=07/01/2019&EDate=07/08/2019

Sunday June 23rd, 2019

First Landing State Park

Wilderness Survival School
June 28, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Meet a ranger at the Trail Center to become a MacGyver of the outdoors. Develop basic skills for exploring the outdoors like making a rope out of natural materials, how to start a fire without matches, how to use a compass and more. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs. ow.ly/QQa350uBuCm
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Wilderness Survival School
June 28, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Meet a ranger at the Trail Center to become a MacGyver of the outdoors. Develop basic skills for exploring the outdoors like making a rope out of natural materials, how to start a fire without matches, how to use a compass and more. Contact the park for more information (757) 412-2300. Check out the events database for more programs. http://ow.ly/QQa350uBuCm

Friday June 21st, 2019

First Landing State Park

Today is officially the first day of summer. Let's find a park and get this party started...woot woot! vasp.fun/FindApark

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Today is officially the first day of summer. Lets find a park and get this party started...woot woot! https://vasp.fun/FindApark  (/vaspfirstlanding)
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