A New England Primer:
The Literature, History, and Theology of Boston and Concord, Massachusetts
June 15-21, 2015
Join us for an Infosession on March 11 at 6:00PM, Room UC-114! Call 920-929-1155 for details.
From Colonial Times until the American Civil War, Boston and Concord were the epicenters of American history, literature, and theology. Join our small group of travelers June 15-21, 2015 as we rediscover the importance of these two cities—one large, one small—and their connections to the Puritan founders, the Revolutionary War, and the Transcendentalists. Some of the planned activities include: walking the Freedom Trail with local historian Charlie Bahne; discovering Margaret Fuller’s and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s connections to Boston and Cambridge; enjoying an exclusive lecture by Dr. Robert Gross, a national authority on Concord, the Minutemen, and the Transcendentalists; and visiting such literary sites as Hawthorne’s The Old Manse, Emerson’s home, Alcott’s Orchard House, and Thoreau’s Walden Pond. Learn of the shifts in nineteenth-century Protestant theology as you visit Concord’s First Parish Church and Trinitarian Congregational Church, and travel to Fruitlands, the site of a nineteenth-century utopian society. We have also set aside plenty of time for you to explore Boston and Concord on your own, enjoy the cuisine, and simply relax in these historic locales.
Duration: Seven days, six nights, space is limited to 16 travelers
Price: $2,295*/person Double occupancy (if paying by credit card, add an additional 3%).
Cost includes round-trip airfare; lodging- 3 nights at the Colonial Inn, Concord, and 3 nights at the Hilton Boston Downtown/Fanueil Hall; ground transportation while in Massachusetts; tour admissions; expert tour guides & guest lecturers; grab-n-go daily breakfast while in Concord; and some delightful culinary experiences (three lunches and a dinner). Upon approval, students may have the opportunity to earn credit through Independent Study, contact Teri Mattek for information.
*subject to change in case of airfare increases beyond our control, or if participant flies to Boston from another location other than departure city of Milwaukee. If paying by credit card, add an additional 3%.
BIO 298 Special Topics in Biology: Florida Keys!
Biology of the Florida Keys Marine Environment (3 credit hours NS/LS)
Start planning now for your 2015 summer of fun and learning!
We are offering one trip this year: July 15-21, 2015 (open to current college students, and high school juniors and seniors, community members)
This is a snorkel-based course that will introduce students to the life that inhabits the marine ecosystems of the Florida Keys. Course includes online orientation and introduction, snorkeling, field trips, lab activities, fieldwork and discussions, as well as learning about Sea Turtle Biology.
For more information call the Continuing Education Office at (920) 929-1155
Ecology of Costa Rica: Sea Turtles and Rainforest
(3 credits NS/LS)
Dates: May 27 - June 4, 2015
This course will give students a unique opportunity to travel to Pacuare Reserve to participate in Leatherback Sea Turtle research and to a rainforest preserve to study rainforest ecology. Students will work along side researchers to patrol the beaches of Pacuare at night to collect data on nesting and hatching leatherback sea turtles. In addition to studying the leatherbacks, students will spend time restoring nesting beaches, exploring the lowland rainforest and its inhabitants and participating in cultural activities. Students will participate in a research project and then will visit a local university where they will present their research. The course will end with a day of white water rafting on the Pacuare River.
For more information: Costa Rica 2015
More information coming soon!
Chicago for a Day!
Saturday, April 25, 2015: 7:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Spend the day in Chicago enjoying your favorite museum, The Magnificent Mile, or downtown Chicago. The route will include The Chicago Art Institute, The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, and Water Tower Place. We will leave the UW-Fond du Lac North Parking Lot at 7:15 a.m. and return at 9:30 p.m. Register early as the bus fills quickly!!
Fee: $54 ($49 if you register online). (Museum admissions and meals are not included.)
You will receive a confirmation email or letter from the Continuing Education office 7-10 days prior to departure. There are no refunds on tours.
After registering, please print and complete the Liability Waiver and mail to:
UW-FDL Continuing Education
400 University Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54935
Explore the World with UW Colleges
Summer 2014 Academic Study Abroad Programs
Looking for something more than just a trip? We welcome college students and community members to join our educational adventures to Ghana, Japan, Peru, China, Costa Rica, Germany, and Canada. Our short-term programs are led by experienced professors and facilitators with expertise and passion for the subject. Make your next trip the learning experience of a lifetime with UW Colleges. All programs include round-trip airfare, lodging, ground transportation while overseas, admissions, tour guides, health insurance, and several meals.
For more information visit: uwc.edu/academics/abroad/