takes hundreds of New Hanover County students to barrier island

The organization plans more trip in the spring.
Students with GLOW Academy on Masonboro Island in November 2021. (Photo:

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — ended its Island Explorer program for the fall for New Hanover County schools with a final trip by GLOW Academy of Wilmington last week.

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Students with GLOW Academy about to head to Masonboro Island in November 2021. (Photo:

“We were all fortunate to have a mild and dry fall season. 15 trips which included 874 students were successfully completed,” Tom Hackler of wrote to WWAY. “Students were thrilled to get aboard the ‘Island Explorer’ and participate in our hands-on scientific study program on Masonboro Island.”

The organization is planning approximately fifteen trips in the spring.

For more information and to volunteer, visit here.

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