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Upcoming Trips

Browse Our Upcoming Trips and Travel Dates -- Now Updated!

May 22–June 4, 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

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Join legendary dinosaur paleontologist  Michael Ryan, Curator of vertebrate paleontology at CMNH, and CWRU’s Director of Evolutionary Biology, Patricia Princehouse for 2 weeks of dinosaur hunting in the Gobi Desert! A variety of cultural experiences enrich the journey, including desert nomads, monks and monasteries, traditional music and dance. Unparalleled stargazing, stunning landscapes, wildlife trekking in multiple eco-zones, rock art, and the last major territory where the primitive Takhi or Przewalski horses run free.

This expedition to Mongolia focuses on the conceptual foundations of paleontology and specifics of the evolutionary history of the Nemegt Basin in the Gobi Desert, and offers a practical introduction to field work using Cretaceous period (~145-65 million years ago) sediments to train participants in field research methods. Participants analyze the literature on Cretaceous dinosaur paleobiology and apply this knowledge doing fieldwork in the Gobi while learning paleontological techniques. Also includes basic grounding in traditional and modern cultures of the Gobi and discussions of the intercultural skills needed to successfully carry out research in international settings. The course is led by vertebrate paleontologists from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and CWRU faculty.

 

Fee:  
STUDENTS:   $3500
Regular rate: $3800
Supplement for single accommodation: $650
CWRU college credit available for students of CWRU or other universities.
Email Patricia Princehouse for details at evolution@case.edu 
Fee includes all room, board, and transportation within Mongolia.
Participants are responsible for travel to and from Mongolia, books and materials, laptop or iPad, and incidentals.

Please consult us prior to finalizing purchase of your airline tickets to make sure no schedule details have changed. Additional nights in Ulaanbaatar prior to or after the expedition and additional customizing is possible just ask us and we’ll do our best to help you do exactly what you want!

To see a more detailed itinerary, go to origins.case.edu/mongolia/ 

 

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

 

Download Brochure: Mongolia Travel Brochure

 

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  -- DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, TRIP ONE IS SOLD OUT! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TRAVELING TO ICELAND, PLEASE SEE OUR TRIP TWO OPTION BELOW)

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.

 

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

 

D‌ownload Brochures:

March 5-16, 2018

 

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

 

Go on a Tanzanian safari during the Great Migration (Arusha ∙ Tarangire ∙ Lake Manyara ∙ Ngorongoro Crater ∙ Serengeti)

 

Travel with Case Western Reserve University alumni, family and friends on this custom-designed journey of a lifetime into the majestic natural wonder that is Tanzania.  Behold the timeless phenomenon of the extraordinary Great Migration by land and air - the best and most comprehensive way to experience one of Earth's most incredible natural spectacles.  Here, cycles of rain and renewal dictate the foraging patters of over one million wildebeest, 500,000 zebra and vast herds of Thomson's gazelle and Cape buffalo that instinctively gather and migrate in pursuit of food and water while preyed upon by lion, cheetah and leopard.

 

Cost & Inclusions:

$8,295* (early booking rate through June 26, 2017)

$8,795* (regular price after June 26, 2017)

*double occupancy

Singles are available on request for an additional $1,000

 

Download Brochure: Tanzania Brochure 

 

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

June 3-12, 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.