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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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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.
Hurricanes, tornados, blizzards and floods — extreme weather events are more and more common in the headlines. Get to the bottom of what scientists consider the biggest issue facing humankind today — climate change. Meet with lead forecasters and meteorologists to analyze the latest scientific evidence on how extreme weather is affecting our planet. Investigate the interests of the people and corporations who debate climate issues and get the real story on how climate change influences our society and politics while learning what you can do to minimize your own carbon footprint.


• Join the pros at the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Paducah, Ky., to see how this weather nerve center alerts the region to severe weather outbreaks.
• Minutes matter when severe weather breaks out. Learn how the SKYWARN spotter program coordinates spotters and amateur radio operators to spread the word quickly.
• Learn how to track biological trends as experts in phenology teach you how to recognize climatic shifts by observing plant and animal cycles around your home.

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Walking up to one mile per day; some uneven, hilly terrain.

Coordinated by Land for Learning Institute.

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3 nights of accommodations
8 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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