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BACKPACKING: FALL COLOR IN THE SYLVANIA WILDERNESS
Learn introductory backpacking skills as we travel through old-growth forests and along the pristine lakes of the Sylvania Wilderness in Michigan during peak fall-color season. During this weekend adventure, students will learn backcountry cooking, map and compass navigation, Leave No Trace outdoor ethics and much more. This course is great for the first-time or more experienced backpacker. Participants must be comfortable backpacking up to 7 miles a day with a 30-pound backpack.
Class: September 10 (6 to 7:50 p.m.).
Field study: September 26 (8:00 a.m.) - 28 (9:00 p.m.), 2014.
Fee: $155 (includes ground transportation, group camping/backpacking equipment, camp fees and most meals). 1 credit of tuition is extra.
Register for code: PHYS-1811-FS001
BIKING: THE ELROY SPARTA, 400 AND OMAHA TRAILS
Join us for one last fall-color ride on some of the finest, and most memorable bike trails in the midwest. Saturday will take us on the famous three tunnel Elroy Sparta trail - the first rails to trails biking trail in the nation. Bike up to 32-miles on the wide crushed limestone path that passes through some of the most scenic unglaciated areas and friendliest small towns in Wisconsin. On Sunday, we'll ride along the wooded hillsides and trout streams of the nearby 13-mile Omaha Trail, and 22-mile 400 State Trail. Ride and learn basic bike repair and maintenance on this weekend adventure. Students must provide their own bicycles.
Class: September 24 (7 to 8 p.m.).
Field study: October 3-5, 2014.
Fee: $200 (includes, ground transportation, 2-nights hotel lodging, bike shuttle-trail escort, trail permits and some meals). 1 credit of tuition is extra.
Register for code: TBA
HIKING: FALL COLOR ON THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
Between mid-October and early November, the fall foliage of the Appalachian Mountains in Virgina and North Carolina, hit peak color. Join us this fall as follow this ancient, iconic mountain range from north to south, to experience the local mountain culture, and hike Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks and other notable trails along "America's Favorite Drive", the famed Blue Ridge Parkway.
Class: October 1, 2014 (6 to 7 p.m.).
Field Study: October 18-23, 2014.
Fee: $1315 (includes, airport shuttles, round trip airfare, land transportation, hotel lodging, park fees and some meals). 1 credit of tuition is extra.
Register for code: PHYS-1800-FS002
WILDERNESS FIRST AND AND CPR: SOLO CERTIFICATION
Accidents can and do happen on ropes courses, along country roads, or in the backcountry, and all too often members of a group are not capable of dealing with the emergency. Designed specifically for groups and their leaders, this 16-hour program covers the following topics; patients assessment system, shock, long-term patient care, soft tissue injuries, environmental emergencies, fractures/dislocations, splint improvisation, preparedness and CPR. Classroom lectures and discussions are supplemented by practical work and problem-solving exercises. The emphasis is always on hands-on experience. Scenarios are an important part of this training.
Class: February 7 and 8, 2015 (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.).
Fee: $210 (includes instruction, certification and course materials). 1 credit of tuition is extra.
Register for code: TBA
NEW ZEALAND: THE FINEST WALKS IN THE WORLD
Hiking, or "tramping" as the New Zealanders call it, is the best way to experience the natural beauty of this isolated island nation. Join us as we travel from Auckland to Queenstown through the volcanic landscapes of Rotorua and Tongariro National Park, across the Cook Strait from North to South Island, through Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula, to Arthur's Pass National Park on one of the worlds greatest train journeys, down to the towering peaks and glaciers of Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park and finally Fiordland National Park where we will embark on "the finest walk in the world", the 4-day Milford Track to majestic Milford Sound. Participants must be comfortable hiking up to 13 miles a day while carrying a 10 pound backpack.
Class: February 4, 2015 (6 to 8p.m.).
Field Study: February 28 to March 15, 2015.
Fee: $6775 (includes, air and land transportation, park admissions, hotel/lodges and some meals). 2 credits of tuition is extra.
Register for code: PHYS-1800-FS045
BIRTHPLACE OF CONSERVATION: THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK
When Teddy Roosevelt came to the Dakota Territory in 1883, the rugged badlands and meandering wild rivers had a profound affect on him; nurturing his well-known love for the outdoors and conservation. Much of this part of the country, now protected as a National Park named for our 26th President, is very much the same as it was when “T.R.” first came to the area to hunt bison. Join us as we explore this inspiring, quiet corner of the United States and hike among the petrified forests, wildlife rich meadows, badlands, crystal-clear rivers, wildflowers and inspiriting landscapes of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Class: May 27, 2015 (6 to 7:30 p.m.)
Field Study: June 8 to 13, 2015
Fee: $1590 (includes airport shuttles, air/land transportation, hotels, park entrance fees and some meals). 1 credit of tuition is extra.
Register for code: TBD
ICELAND: TREKKING THE LAND OF FIRE AND ICE
Join us this summer as we trek among volcanoes, waterfalls and geysers, cross glaciers and soak in hot springs. All while living among the dramatic and dynamic landscapes of Iceland. Get aquatinted with the country in it’s capital Reykjavik before experiencing destinations like Thingvellir National Park, Solheimajokull glacier and the Laugavagur Trail, Iceland's best known trek! Participants must be comfortable hiking up to 15 miles a day over rugged mountainous terrain.
Class: June 17, 2015 (6 to 8p.m.).
Field Study: July 9 to 19, 2015.
Fee: $4945 (includes air and ground transportation, 3 nights hostel lodging, 6 nights camping, camping/glacier travel equipment, park admissions, local guides, tips and most meals). 2 credits of tuition is extra.
Register for code: PHYS-1800-FS069
JORDAN: PETRA, WADI RUM AND THE DEAD SEA
The man-made and natural wonders of Jordan have been attracting travelers for ages. Join us on this active cultural adventure as we hike the gorge of Wadi Mujib, float in the hypersaline waters of the Dead Sea, wander the Roman city of Jerash and trek through the rose-rock canyons of the lost city of Petra. Our journey will conclude among the soaring sandstone and granite cliffs of Wadi Rum. Here we will travel to a desert camp to learn about the ancient Bedouin culture, ride camels, eat traditional meals and overnight under the vast night sky. Other activities include trekking in the Ajloun Nature Reserve and the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Expect to hike up to 8 miles a day.
Class: August 26, 2015 (6 to 8 p.m.).
Field Study: September 17-24, 2015.
Fee: $3110 (includes, all air and ground transportation, 5 nights hotel lodging, 1 night bungalow, 1 night tented camp, most meals, and entrance/activity fees). 2 credits of tuition is extra.
Register for code: PHYS-1800-FS016
THE TOUR DU MONT BLANC: HIKING FRANCE, ITALY AND SWITZERLAND 2014
HIKING: THE PARKS AND MONUMENTS OF THE BLACK HILLS - JUNE 2014
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BIKE AND HIKE: CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK - MAY 2014
BACKPACKING: CANYONLANDS NATIONAL PARK - APRIL 2014
AURORA BOREALIS TO IDITAROD: WINTER IN ALASKA - FEBRUARY/MARCH 2014
HIKING: ARIZONA'S SAGUARO AND ORGAN PIPE - FEBRUARY 2014
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College of DuPage
Field and Experiential Learning/Study Abroad
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Glen Ellyn, IL 60490
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