Arizona Natural History and Astronomy

College Park Scholars - Earth, Life, and
and Science Discovery and the Universe
University of Maryland, College Park

March 13-22, 2009

College Park Scholars - Earth Life and Time and Science Discovery and the Universe announce a Spring Break excursion to the natural history and Astronomy of Arizona. In ten days, experience the diverse geology, zoology, botany, astronomy, and archaeology of this spectacular state. Other destinations include the Sunset Crater Volcano, Meteor Crater, the ruins of Wupakti and Walnut Canyon, the saguaro forests of the Sonoran Desert, the unique Chiricahua biome, and the ultimate Geology field site - the Grand Canyon.

Itinerary includes:

Credit and eligibility: Participants get one credit for Geology 288 Field Geology free of additional tuition. Limited to full time UMCP undergraduate students.

Cost: Program cost is estimated to be $625.00, not including airfare. This covers vehicles, hotels, breakfasts and lunches. Students will need an additional $100-$150 to cover the cost of the remaining meals and other personal expenses. A group airfare rate is being investigated currently. We expect it to be roughly $500. Group air fare will be arranged by the program. Air fare is not covered in the $625 program cost.


Priority: Will be given to students in the Earth, Life, and Time and Science, Discovery and the Universe programs of College Park Scholars, and to Astronomy and Geology majors. Others should contact us for details.

Questions? Contact Thomas Holtz (1216 Centreville Hall, 301-405-4184), John Merck (1218 Centreville Hall, 301-405-2808), Alan Peel (1223 Computer and Space Sciences, 301 405 6647), or Stephen White (0245 Computer and Space Sciences, 301 405 1547).