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Program #2814RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Mr. Dennis Williams

Dennis Williams is a registered professional geologist who has worked in the southwestern United States gathering, preparing and presenting geologic information for more than 30 years. He is an expert on how geology influences landforms, vegetation and human exploration and settlement. Dennis has also studied Western water development and nuclear waste management issues. He received his bachelor’s from Boise State University.

Mr. Darrell McMahon

Darrell McMahon has worked in natural resource management for more than three decades and has extensive experience as a wildlife biologist, entomologist and habitat biologist. In addition to teaching college courses in geology and natural history, Darrell has taught at Dixie State University and Southern Utah University the past seven years and has knowledge of natural history, forest ecology and wildlife.

Dr. Doug Alder

A past president of Dixie State College in Utah, Dr. Doug Alder is a professor of U.S. and European history at the school. He has authored several books, including co-authoring “The History of Washington County, From Isolation to Destination” as part of a statewide project to write a history of each county for the statehood centennial.

Mrs. Janice Hayden

Janice received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from Brigham Young University, and was a petroleum geologist in Colorado before moving to St. George. Janice teaches geology for Dixie College, and also works for the Utah Geological Survey Society making geographical maps in the St. George area.

Mr. Rod Griffin

Rod Griffin holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geology and geography from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He continued with his doctorate work at the University of Nebraska. Rod retired in 1997 but it was short lived — his work ended on a Friday and he began teaching for Road Scholar the following Monday. In addition to teaching physics, geography, geology and meteorology, Rod has worked as a television meteorologist.

Mr. Marc Deshowitz

Marc Deshowitz is a native New Englander who grew up in the Boston area, but left the region to pursue a graduate degree in geology. After 30 years as a petroleum geologist working for Shell Oil Company, Marc and his wife Chrystal moved to southern Utah to be closer to family. Marc is now doing what he is passionate about — teaching and enlightening anyone who cares to listen about the geology of the Colorado Plateau Region.

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Included
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10 nights of accommodations
27 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips

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4.9
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