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Program #4058RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
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.

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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.

Bruce Banker

Bruce Banker is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, where he studied natural sciences and geology. He lives in Flagstaff and has worked for the National Park Service as a naturalist on the north rim of the Grand Canyon, Chaco Canyon National Historic Park and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Bruce also serves as an outdoor educator for the Grand Canyon Field Institute. Bruce has taken students to many of the far-flung corners of the Southwest and has a few good stories to share.

Stewart Lasseter

After completing studies in geo-science, natural history and Spanish at the University of Arizona, Stewart Lasseter studied as the protege of a Native American healer, learning from her practices of wholeness, kinesiology, mind-body medicine and dyslexia correction. He has years of experience bringing groups in touch with the natural world, and has completed post-graduate studies in health sciences at Prescott College.

Jerry Snow

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Jerry Snow taught college classes for 25 years in the areas of biology, ecology and environmental health. He moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, with his wife, Juana, over a decade ago and worked part-time for the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Lab in entomology. Jerry has been a docent with the Museum of Northern Arizona since 1994, specializing in Navajo and Hopi Indian history and culture. His hobbies include model railroading and archeoastronomy.

Mike Masek

Mike Masek is a wilderness skills instructor, herbalist and ethnobotanist living in Flagstaff, Ariz. In addition to his current work with Road Scholar, he is adjunct faculty at Northern Arizona University where he teaches traditional uses of native plants and outdoor survival skills. He also teaches programs at the National Parks and Coconino Community College. He has spent a lifetime exploring the canyons and deserts of the American Southwest and loves to share these treasures with others.

Martin Link

Martin Link is a historian, author and archaeologist who has been imparting the story of the American Southwest to Road Scholar participants for more than 25 years. He is the former director of the Navajo Museum in Arizona and the former publisher of the Indian Trader Newspaper. Martin helped to train the first Navajo tribal park rangers in the early 1960s. He is the co-author of “The Goat in the Rug,” a children’s book about the weaving of a Navajo rug and cooperation between friends.

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Included
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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips

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4.4
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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