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Upcoming Trips

Upcoming Trips

May 8-18, 2017

 

Trip Leader: Brian Amkraut, Executive Director, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, CWRU‌

 

Travel through time and explore Israel’s ancient past, seeing both Jewish and Christian origins. Then, enjoy the vibrant contemporary Israeli arts scene.

 

For more information contact Michelle Miller at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at 216.368.8745 or mlm231@case.edu.

May 20–June 2, 2017

 

Trip Leaders: Patricia Princehouse, Director, Program in Evolutionary Biology; Outreach Director, Institute for the Science of Origins and Michael Ryan, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

 

Travelers begin their journey in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia where you will participate in hands-on analysis of Gobi Desert dinosaur fossils at the Paleontology and Geology Department Laboratories. Then, you head to Hongoryn Els where you will spend the night in a ger (yurt) camp. Participants will survey for fossils in the Nemegt Valley and Khermen Tsav. Other highlights include visits to Alag Teg, Tugrugiin Shiree, the painted limestone cliff of Tsagaan Suvarga and the Flaming Cliffs where the world’s first nest of dinosaur eggs was discovered.

 

For more information contact Michelle Miller at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at 216.368.8745 or mlm231@case.edu.

June 26-July 5, 2017

 

Trip Leader: Alanna Cooper, Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning, CWRU

 

Travelers will explore Jewish Poland’s long, rich history and culture, along with its tragic loss and surprising cultural revival.

 

For more information contact Michelle Miller at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at 216.368.8745 or mlm231@case.edu.

July 12-19, 2017

 

Trip Leader: Patricia Princehouse, Director, Program in Evolutionary Biology; Outreach Director, Institute for the Science of Origins

 

Travelers cruise through the archipelago with unparalleled access to endemic species. You will be guided by an expert naturalist through the wonders of the national park, whale sanctuary and marine reserve.

 

For more information contact Michelle Miller at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at 216.368.8745 or mlm231@case.edu.

August 6-20, 2017

 

Trip Leaders: Glenn Starkmann, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, CWRU; Director, ISOPatricia Princehouse, Director, Program in Evolutionary Biology, CWRU; Outreach Director, ISO

 

Explore lands of fire and ice with renowned scientists, Glenn Starkman and Patricia Princehouse, August 6 – 20, 2017 while on board the majestic Holland America Line’s Koningsdam. Join Case Western Reserve University and The Institute for the Science of Origins on an unforgettable cruise adventure roundtrip Amsterdam. Sail the fjord-carved coasts of the north Atlantic and discuss the big questions in a community of inquiring minds.

 

Aboard ship, get the latest thinking on the origins of the universe, and of life; evolution; particle physics; and gravitational waves. In port, sample the refinement and ruggedness of Edinburgh and the atmospheric beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Visit the meeting of tectonic plates, spectacular waterfalls and geothermal delights in Iceland’s countryside and chat with friendly Icelanders. Absorb Art Nouveau and medieval architecture and venture into Norway’s fjords.

 

Deepen your awareness of the work of the Institute for the Science of Origins at CWRU. Download the full details. Book now! 

 

For more information contact Michelle Miller at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at 216.368.8745 or mlm231@case.edu.

 

Reserve your spot today.  REGISTER > 

 

For complete trip details, download the ISO Cruise Brochure (PDF)

Trip One: January 19–23, 2018 or Trip Two: January 26–30, 2018 

Optional G.o.T. Extension: January 23–26, 2018

 

Trip Leader: Glenn Starkman, Distinguished University Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Director, Institute for the Science of Origins; Director, Center for Educational Research in Cosmology and Astrophysics

 

‌Escape to exotic Iceland. From steamy hot springs to world-class spas, magnificent malls to art museums, this unique land is the perfect place to relax, recharge, and explore. Travelers will explore the culture of Reykjavik, the Great Geysir, glaciers, magnificent waterfalls and icecaps. The combination of remarkable natural features with art museums, theaters, an opera house, and a symphony orchestra offers a rejuvenating experience for all tastes and interests.

January 21-28, 2018

 

Trip Leader: Brian Amkraut, Executive Director, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program, CWRU‌

  

Discover the fascinating history of these two Caribbean islands and how Spanish-Portuguese Jews found refuge from persecution during the Inquisition, founded settlements and helped the locals pave the way for what were to become independent countries.

 

For more information contact Michelle Miller at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at 216.368.8745 or mlm231@case.edu.

June 2018

 

Trip Leaders: Alan Rocke, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Henry Eldridge Bourne Professor Emeritus of History, CWRU and Annie Pecastaings, Lecturer, Department of English, CWRU

 

Travelers take a gourmet tour of Burgundy and Alsace with the experts. This exploration will compare and contrast the two regions’ foods, wines and historic sites.

 

For more information contact Michelle Miller at the Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at 216.368.8745 or mlm231@case.edu.