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FALMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS

Cape Cod and Woods Hole: Oceanography and Natural History

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Program #16765RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Itinerary for Jun 9 — Jun 12, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn is situated one-half mile from historic downtown Falmouth, MA on the Cape Cod peninsula. Moments from beautiful seaside vistas, the Holiday Inn is less than two miles from pristine beaches and from three ferries that carry you to picturesque Martha's Vineyard. The hotel is 13 miles from Historic 6A and many incredible offshore whale watching excursions.

Contact info:
291 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540 USA
phone: 508-540-2000
web: www.capecodhi.com/

Room amenities: The hotel has 98 nicely appointed rooms, the majority of which are with two double beds. Standard in all of the rooms are coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, free HBO, free local calls, and complimentary wireless internet access.

Facility amenities: Lobby Computer Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access 24-Hour Front Desk Heated Indoor Pool Restaurant/Cocktail Lounge - Kansas City Steakhouse Meeting and Event Facilities (up to 200 guests) Fitness Room - Treadmills, step machine and light free weights A/C Public Areas Express Check-in/Check-out Free Local Phone Calls Ice Machine On-site Guest Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer) Dry Cleaning/Laundry Safety Deposit Box Secretarial Services Vending Machine Wake-Up Calls Room Service Complimentary On-Site Parking Kids Eat Free Government Rates Priority Club Rewards

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Varies based on availability
Please call the hotel directly to book additional nights before or after.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 09 - Arrival/Orientation
Arrive To: Registration in the hotel lobby between 3:00-5:00 PM.

Dinner: Orientation at 5:00 PM, followed by dinner at hotel restaurant at 6:00 PM.

Evening: "Welcome to Cape Cod" historical lecture with local expert at 7:00 PM.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Falmouth

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn is situated one-half mile from historic downtown Falmouth, MA on the Cape Cod peninsula. Moments from beautiful seaside vistas, the Holiday Inn is less than two miles from pristine beaches and from three ferries that carry you to picturesque Martha's Vineyard. The hotel is 13 miles from Historic 6A and many incredible offshore whale watching excursions.

Contact info:
291 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540 USA
phone: 508-540-2000
web: www.capecodhi.com/

Room amenities: The hotel has 98 nicely appointed rooms, the majority of which are with two double beds. Standard in all of the rooms are coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, free HBO, free local calls, and complimentary wireless internet access.

Facility amenities: Lobby Computer Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access 24-Hour Front Desk Heated Indoor Pool Restaurant/Cocktail Lounge - Kansas City Steakhouse Meeting and Event Facilities (up to 200 guests) Fitness Room - Treadmills, step machine and light free weights A/C Public Areas Express Check-in/Check-out Free Local Phone Calls Ice Machine On-site Guest Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer) Dry Cleaning/Laundry Safety Deposit Box Secretarial Services Vending Machine Wake-Up Calls Room Service Complimentary On-Site Parking Kids Eat Free Government Rates Priority Club Rewards

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Varies based on availability
Please call the hotel directly to book additional nights before or after.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 10 - Sandwich Glass Museum/Cape Cod Canal/Whale Watch ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel restaurant.

Morning: Journey to Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod, for a walking tour of the Glass Museum. Then, head to the Cape Cod Canal where interactive films and exhibits illustrate the history of the canal project and its impact on New England shipping.

Lunch: Boxed lunches

Afternoon: Head to Barnstable Harbor and depart for a naturalist-led whale watch study cruise at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

Dinner: Relax at a restaurant in Falmouth and enjoy and some traditional Cape Cod cooking.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Falmouth

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn is situated one-half mile from historic downtown Falmouth, MA on the Cape Cod peninsula. Moments from beautiful seaside vistas, the Holiday Inn is less than two miles from pristine beaches and from three ferries that carry you to picturesque Martha's Vineyard. The hotel is 13 miles from Historic 6A and many incredible offshore whale watching excursions.

Contact info:
291 Jones Road
Falmouth, MA 02540 USA
phone: 508-540-2000
web: www.capecodhi.com/

Room amenities: The hotel has 98 nicely appointed rooms, the majority of which are with two double beds. Standard in all of the rooms are coffee makers, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, free HBO, free local calls, and complimentary wireless internet access.

Facility amenities: Lobby Computer Free Wireless High-Speed Internet Access 24-Hour Front Desk Heated Indoor Pool Restaurant/Cocktail Lounge - Kansas City Steakhouse Meeting and Event Facilities (up to 200 guests) Fitness Room - Treadmills, step machine and light free weights A/C Public Areas Express Check-in/Check-out Free Local Phone Calls Ice Machine On-site Guest Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer) Dry Cleaning/Laundry Safety Deposit Box Secretarial Services Vending Machine Wake-Up Calls Room Service Complimentary On-Site Parking Kids Eat Free Government Rates Priority Club Rewards

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Varies based on availability
Please call the hotel directly to book additional nights before or after.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 11 - Marine Biology Laboratory/Woods Hole Oceanographi...
Marine Biology Laboratory/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution/Woods Hole Research Center

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Hear from a Scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, followed by a tour of the Marine Resources Center for a look at the marine animals used in MBL research.

Lunch: Eat lunch among the scientists at the Marine Biology Laboratory Cafeteria.

Afternoon: Visit the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's to learn about the Institution's ocean science research and the vessels and tools developed by WHOI engineers and scientists for use in that research. Afterwards, coach to the Woods Hole Research Center and hear about the Center's ongoing research projects aimed at mapping changes in the world's ecosystems. Discuss science based solutions to global evironmental challenges and take a tour of the Center's facilities

Dinner: Dinner on own to explore local fare.

Evening: Free Evening

Lodging: Holiday Inn Falmouth

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Four: Wednesday, June 12 - Bill Sargent Lecture/Program Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel restaurant

Morning: Lecture By Nova Scientist and Author Bill Sargent.

Lunch: Boxed Lunches/Check Out and program departures

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips

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