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Explore Sarasota From Its Past to Present: Pioneers, Art and Circus

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Program #14520RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
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.
Please note that changes may occur.

Baila Miller

Baila Miller, the founder of Miller Music and Fine Arts programs, received her bachelor’s degree from Memphis State University in 1978 where she majored in social work. She later received a master’s in English, and taught at Memphis State University’s Intensive English for Internationals program for many years. Baila entered the doctoral program at The University of Memphis in the Department of Education, and has used her skills to design lifelong learning programs in music and the arts.

Mr. Owen Comora

Owen Comora’s passion for birding began in his teens, and that passion has only grown since he and his wife moved to Sarasota in 1998. As a senior volunteer bird interpreter at Sarasota’s Myakka River State Park, Owen has devoted more than 3,000 hours at one of the oldest and largest state parks in the state. Owen is president of The Friends of Myakka River and also a member of Sarasota Audubon Society, the Crowley Nature Museum and the American Birding Association..

Mr. Kevin Costello

Kevin Costello is an artist, teacher, and writer who is presently an instructor in advanced drawing at the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota and lectures on the history of art at the Longboat Key Education Center. An honors graduate of Goldsmiths College, University of London and the Chelsea School of Art, he has served as an art correspondent for many publications, most recently the Sarasota Herald Tribune. He is also a member of the City of Sarasota’s Public art Committee.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances


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