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7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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. 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.
Meals: 17 total, 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Low Fat; Low Salt.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Malheur Field Station: Malheur Field Station, Harney County, Oregon, 6 nights
Type: Field Station

Description: The Malheur Field Station (MFS) is an education and research facility located on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. For over thirty-five years MFS has served as a base for students, researchers, and visitors learning about and exploring this remote area rich in wildlife, rugged beauty, and cultural history. MFS originally was a Job Corps site, but in the early 1970's it was converted into a unique educational facility overseen by a consortium of colleges. Today it is run by The Great Basin Society, Inc., a not-for-profit educational organization. Highly qualified staff have lived on site for over twelve years.

Contact info:
34848 Sodhouse Lane
Princeton, OR 97721 USA
phone: 541-493-2629
web: malheurfieldstation.org

Room amenities: Comfortable, spacious with basic furnishings (reading lamps etc.). All rooms with windows.

Facility amenities: Field Station facilities that will/may be used by program participants include the Road Scholar dormitory (solar-heated water system, air-conditioned), classrooms, a unique Bookshop (sundries, a wide range of books/fieldguides, local artwork), an audio-visual room (air-conditioned), a reference Library, Natural History museum, laundry facilities, and a wonderful dining hall (nutritious meals, air-conditioned),

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Men's/women's spacious bathroom facilities possibly shared by up to 8 people.

Additional nights before: Variable: please contact MFS
Contact the Malheur Field Station for details about our various accommodation options and their corresponding availability and cost.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after: Variable: please contact MFS
Contact the Malheur Field Station for details about our various accommodation options and their corresponding availability and cost.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Except for the occasional meal on some programs, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. That means there are no extra “options,” no passing the hat for tips and no surprises. From lectures and field trips to gratuities and accommodations – the price you pay up front is the price you pay.


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