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Sleuthing and CSI In the Southwest Plus Nature’s Mysteries

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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Calling all mystery lovers and amateur crime solvers! Join a cold case detective to learn the methods used to solve a murder. Study how handwriting, fiber and blood analysis are used in criminology. Learn what animals, plants and insects can tell investigators about a crime scene. Examine famous cases of murder and intrigue in the context of forensics investigation. Survey crime classics from the page to the big screen and study a mystery of another sort as you learn about the special adaptations that allow native birds, plants and wildlife to thrive in the Sonoran Desert. With all this sleuthing, it would be a crime to miss out!


• Learn from a literature teacher and a film historian about the history of mystery in books and movies.
• Digest clues while you dine at a fun mystery dinner theater production.
• Taste foods prepared with Sonoran Desert plants — ocotillo, prickly pear, saguaro and mesquite — and spend an afternoon with a naturalist in the esteemed Desert Botanical Gardens.

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Minimal walking and standing on this program.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
3 Performances


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