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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Dr. Stephen Godfrey

Dr. Stephen Godfrey, curator for paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum, is a specialist in vertebrate paleontology and a professional artist. He is also a research associate in the department of paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History, the Smithsonian Institution. His research interests are diverse, having published on disparate groups of extinct organisms. Most of his recent works focus on describing the diversity of extinct dolphins. He also takes great pleasure in editing the Calvert Marine Museum’s Fossil Club newsletter, The Ecphora. He received his Ph.D. in vertebrate paleontology from McGill University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto.

Jackie Takacs

Jacqueline Takacs is a marine specialist with the University of Maryland. Based at St. Mary's College, she trains teachers and students on environmental issues of the Chesapeake Bay. Jackie also develops interactive lessons for the Maryland Sea Grant website, and publishes the Maryland Sea Grant Schools Network Newsletter. She received a B.S. in life sciences and a M.S. in marine, environmental and estuarine sciences from the University of Maryland.

Dave Moyer

David Moyer is the curator for estuarine biology for the Calvert Marine Museum, and has 14 years of experience working in public aquariums, zoos and museums. He served as a life support technician for the Oregon Zoo and senior biologist for the South Carolina Aquarium. His interests include raising awareness on human impacts to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, and understanding policy and decision making related to preservation of the world’s aquatic resources. David received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Old Dominion University.

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Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Ms. Lori Cole

Lori Cole has been a museum interpreter for 10 years at the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md. Her background is in marine biology and education, but her interests are Chesapeake-wide. Lori is passionate about sharing her knowledge of the area with Road Scholars.

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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences
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