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Road Scholar at TilikumWhat is Road Scholar?
Road Scholar is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing extraordinary learning adventures for adults of all ages. From New Hampshire to New Zealand, South Africa to South Dakota, Road Scholar offers you a world of educational opportunities — at exceptional values. Unlike tourist travel, or commercial tours, Road Scholar programs are all-inclusive. There are no hidden expenses. In addition to accommodations, we include all meals, lectures, field trips, cultural excursions, gratuities, and medical or insurance coverage. We provide high-quality experiences with great service at an extraordinary value. A love of learning, with exceptional people in engaging environments, creates amazing experiences, which is what Road Scholar has been providing for more than 35 years. For more information about Road Scholar or to register for an Road Scholar program at Tilikum, visit http://www.roadscholar.org/ or call 1-877-426-8056.
2013 Road Scholar Programs at Tilikum
|Bridges & Beacons of Northwest Oregon||May 12-17; Sept. 8-13|
|Gardens, Orchards & Vineyards of the Willamette Valley||June 9-14; Sept. 22-27|
|Pioneer Spirit: Grandparents and Grandchildren on the Oregon Trail||July 7-12|
|Intergenerational Journey of Flight: Airplanes, Gliders, Helicopters and Rockets||July 28-Aug. 2|
|Roll on Columbia, Roll on||Oct. 6-11|
What about Tilikum?
For more than 20 years, Tilikum has partnered with the Road Scholar organization to offer unique educational programs in a retreat setting. We believe you will find Tilikum to be a warm, friendly environment, with an interesting mix of the down-home feel and academic challenge you seek. Most programs combine class lectures with multiple field trips and experiential learning opportunities.
Meeting, dining, and sleeping rooms are centrally located in our inviting and comfortable two-story country retreat center. Private baths are available. Be prepared to experience homestyle meals with a touch of culinary flair.
Oregon has more covered bridges than any state west of the Mississippi; many are still in use today. We'll visit numerous fine bridges on field trips through the beautiful Northwest countryside to learn their history and unique architectural style. At the Oregon Coast, enjoy guided visits at Yaquina Bay and Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport; discover why these beacons are such a large part of Oregon's past and present. Travel to Astoria and explore the Columbia River Maritime Museum's interactive exhibits, including the Columbia Lightship. Enjoy the beautiful vistas along the Oregon Coast and observe Tillamook Head Lighthouse. Get up close to Portland's many drawbridges over the Willamette River on a narrated Spirit of Portland lunch cruise through the heart of the city.
This program includes an overnight trip to the beautiful Oregon Coast. Coast accommodations are in comfortable hotels with beach access. Short walks at the covered bridge locations; climbing lighthouse stairs optional.
Gardens, Orchards & Vineyards of the Willamette Valley #12739
Be captivated as you study and explore the vineyards, orchards and gardens of the Willamette Valley. Walk alongside farmers and viticulturists as they detail what it takes to maintain and grow in this region. Sample their world-renowned products including fresh hazelnuts and pinot noir wines. Studies of varied historic and modern gardens (both public and private) offer insight and perspectives applicable to the home garden. A master gardener/nurseryman will lead field trips including the budding world class Oregon Garden, Portland's Classical Japanese, Chinese, and Rose Gardens, private gardens and local farms.
Pioneer Spirit: Grandparents and Grandchildren on the Oregon Trail #12434
Relive the incredible journey of the Oregon Trail and experience firsthand the challenges faced by early pioneers and explorers on their 2,000-mile trek to "Oregon Country". On an overnight field trip with your instructor to the Columbia Gorge and Multnomah Falls, learn how some pioneers traveled down-river and enjoy the river from the deck of a sternwheeler. Touch old rope scars and wagon ruts on infamous Laurel Hill near Mt. Hood and ride the chairlift at Timberline Lodge. Participate in hands-on activities at the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and Fort Vancouver National Historic Park. Activities include canoeing , pioneer games and crafts, and time in our one-room schoolhouse. A camp-cooked dinner and overnight stay in a rustic tented camp will culminate the week. You'll never think of Oregon Trail pioneers the same way again!
Overnight field trip to Hood River in the Columbia Gorge; hotel accommodations. Program is designed for Road Scholars and their grandchildren ages 9-12. No more than one child per grandparent - triple or quad occupancy upon request. Scholars must actively supervise the grandchildren.
Intergenerational—Soar into Flight #13844
Take to the air and experience the magic of flight! Step inside the infamous Spruce Goose, brainchild of Howard Hughes, whose wingspan makes it the largest plane ever built. Learn the principles of aviation through hands-on activities, flight simulators, and model building. Visit the world-class Evergreen Air and Space Museum and Water Park as well as a WWII blimp hanger housing an entire fleet of historic airplanes. Get up close to more than 75 different planes, blimps and helicopters while learning the fascinating stories behind their journeys. Lift above the Chehalem Valley in a helicopter. Launch your own model rocket. Then land this flying program sitting side by side your grandchild in a piloted glider ride over beautiful Hood River Valley.
Program is designed for grandparents and their grandchildren ages 10-13. No more than one child per grandparent - triple or quad occupancy upon request. Grandparents must actively supervise the grandchildren.
Roll on Columbia, Roll on #5547
Torturous terrain, frothing white water, chasms and landslides: Take an intriguing historical look at the taming of the magnificent Columbia River. Learn of the torment faced by explorers, boat captains and highway engineers. Explore Lewis and Clark's winter camp at Fort Clatsop and the Columbia Maritime Museum. Get up close to spectacular Multnomah Falls as you are driven along the famous Columbia River Highway and take part in enlightening, on-location discussions with your instructors in the flourishing Hood River Valley, on the Mount Hood highway .
This program includes an overnight field trip to Hood River in the Columbia Gorge. Hood River accommodations in comfortable hotel. Short walks each day at various field trip destinations.
For registration and program information visit http://www.roadscholar.org/ or call 1-877-426-8056
*All registrations are handled through the Road Scholar offices
Road Scholar at Tilikum Information
Contact Carolyn Stansell, Road Scholar Administrator
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