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The Spirit of the Lake Erie Islands: The Drama, the Beauty, the Science

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Program #1804RJ
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.

Tom Bartlett

Tom Bartlett is a Master Bird Bander for the U. S. Geologic Survey and a certified bird bander/trainer for the North American Banding Council. He has banded over 50,000 birds of 200-plus species. He has led bird banding and census efforts at Springville Marsh State Nature Preserve for nearly 30 years and the Lake Erie Islands for more than 20 years.

Kristin Stanford

Kristin Stanford is an expert in amphibian and reptile ecology, including population census and habitat assessment. She developed a website dedicated to understanding snakes, as well as literature addressing snake-human conflicts. Kristin has appeared on “Wild Ohio,” a PBS show produced by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, as well as the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs.” She is the 2012 recipient of the Ohio Division of Wildlife's Diversity Conservation Award.

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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.
Please note that changes may occur.

Lisa Brohl

Lisa Kutschbach-Brohl is chair of the Lake Erie Islands Chapter of the Black Swamp Conservancy, treasurer of the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center, and director of the Nature Camp programs. She earned a master’s in environmental studies with a specialty in wetlands from Ohio State University. She has an abundance of educational work experience including work with the National Park Service, as an instructor at the Ohio State University Stone Laboratory, as well as being certified Project WET, WILD, and Learning Tree facilitator. Lisa worked as a biological technician with the U.S. Geological Survey at their Lake Erie Biological Field Station and the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Research Station. Lisa is the recipient of the Wildlife Conservation Award for 2010, O. D.N. R. Cardinal Award in 2010, and the Ohio Lake Erie Award in 2013.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips


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