Generally, it is in our best interest to follow the schedule given to the Station. To be able to stay there at all, our trip must be of a scientific nature. However, there is enormous flexibility this time around :
- Washing Machines and Dryers are always available (within the water budget of the Station ... let's not assume
you can do a load a night) ... bring change to run them.
- Phone Time is available on a limited basis and quite costly. However, there are 2 computer rooms and most students find it rather easy to communicate with the States by either sending frequent e-mails or using live messaging such as AOL, Yahoo, or MSN services.
- Anyone who has been to any of the destinations we have planned and wants something different is free to go elsewhere (with the exception of the 2 boat trips, please)...
- Any special activities or destinations can be fully discussed and accomodated at the "Town Meeting" the night before.
- Night snorkeling operations will occur, but in place of library time some other activities will need to be planned to fill in the evenings. These include using the Station's extensive Marine Science video collection, plus any box-office vids anyone wants to bring. We always had success with the collection of board games there, and cards, etc.
- REMEMBER : we cannot create loud disturbances or prevent other groups / individs from their share of the Station space. And on a Pearsall-arranged trip, alcohol abuse is
NEVER an option, regardless. Let other groups lose their good standing and good reputation ... my own is not available for anyone else to ruin.
- Use my e-mail link on the Intro. page to forward any questions you may have ... I want everyone to know everything they need to have a successful, memorable experience.
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