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Yellowstone National Park - Red Lodge Alumni College

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Registration Deadline: Sunday, May 05, 2013 4:30 p.m. (CST)
From August 10-17, 2013, we are delighted to offer an opportunity for alumni to spend a week in the spectacular western USA with Professors Andrew de Wet and Christopher Williams learning about geology and ecology in Yellowstone National Park and the Beartooth Mountains of Montana. By day you will join your faculty guides on hikes to explore and discuss different environments around Yellowstone Park and Red Lodge camp. Evenings will provide ample time to relax, explore on your own, or partake in-group discussions.
We will spend the first part of the week experiencing the wonders of Yellowstone National Park by examining the geology and the ecology of the area. We will tour and learn about the world-renowned geologic features of the park (The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful to name a few). Mid-week, the group will move to the Red Lodge camp in the Beartooth Mountains for a more rustic experience. From here we will strike out into the Beartooth range to explore the glacially sculpted landforms, alpine environments and magnificent mountain scenery.

Plan to attend the Yellowstone National Park - Red Lodge Alumni College, bring your family, and soak up knowledge as well as the beauty of your surroundings. Yellowstone and the Beartooth Mountains are a wonderful place to unplug, discover, and enrich your soul. This unique experience will leave a life-long impression.

This is a physically vigorous program, involving walking and climbing on uneven terrain. All participants should be in good health. Franklin & Marshall College will require all participants to sign a waiver of liability before participating in the Alumni College. Once your registration is received you will be emailed the waiver. Each member of your party must sign the waiver and return within 15 days. Participant waivers must be received prior to final payment.

Make your reservation today! Yellowstone National Park - Red Lodge Alumni College registration is limited to 20 participants.

Yellowstone National Park - Red Lodge Alumni College Accommodations

Yellowstone Lake Hotel was completed in 1891 and restored to its 1920s grandeur in 1990. The beautiful hotel sits on the shore of Yellowstone Lake and is listed on the Register of Historic Places. Hotel guestrooms capture the historic 1920's ambiance. Yellowstone Lake Hotel rooms all feature a front hotel view with one single queen bed for singles and doubles only. Number of rooms in the Lake Yellowstone Hotel is limited.

Yellowstone Lake Lodge Western Cabins are spacious rustic cabins with a private bathroom. Each room features two double queen beds and accommodates 1-4 people. The cabins are located about 250 years from the Yellowstone Lake Hotel. Number of cabins available is limited.

To view photos of Yellowstone Lake Hotel and Lake Lodge Western Cabins, click here.

Red Lodge Camp is located in the Rocky Mountains and situated at 7000 feet above sea level. The camp is beautiful and rustic and features a full-service dining facility, library, some cabins with baths, several double cabins for doubles and family cabins. Linens will be provided.

Please note that all park accommodations are non-smoking and reflect the natural surroundings of Yellowstone; televisions, radios, air conditioning, and Internet service are not available. Wheelchair accessible accommodations are available on a limited basis.

Yellowstone National Park - Red Lodge Alumni College Package Pricing

Pricing is for participants and based on adults and children ages 13 or older. The College cannot accept children younger than 6 years of age.
• $1800. per person - Yellowstone Lake Hotel
• $1650. per person - Yellowstone Lake Lodge Western Cabin
• $2600. per double (2 person party) - Yellowstone Lake Hotel
• $2500. per double (2 person party) - Yellowstone Lake Lodge Western Cabin
• $4500. per group/family of 3-4 adults or children age 6 years of age and older - Yellowstone Lake Lodge Western Cabin.

Included in your Tuition:
• Accommodations: 1 night in Billings, Montana, 3 nights in Yellowstone Lake Hotel or Cabins and 3 nights at the Red Lodge camp.
• Meals: Breakfast in Billings, 3 breakfasts at the Red Lodge camp, daily box lunches (7) and 5 dinners (Billings, Yellowstone, Red Lodge camp and the town of Red Lodge). Enjoy evening social gatherings and snacks and beverages.
• Full week of geological, ecological and environmental educational opportunities with Franklin & Marshall College faculty members.
• Group transportation to and from Billings Logan International Airport on Saturday, August 10 and Saturday, August 17.
• Admission to Yellowstone National Park.

DEPOSIT REQUIRED - $250 per person is required by May 5, 2013. $500 for parties of two people OR $1000 for groups of 3-4 people.

Final payment for single, double or group participants is due by June 30, 2013.

Alumni College Participant Responsibilities
• Airfare or other transportation from your home to the Billings airport and return.

Cancellations and Refunds
• Cancellations and requests for refunds of deposit (minus $100 per person) must be made in writing to Franklin & Marshall Alumni & Parent Relations prior to May 5, 2013.
• No refunds will be issued after May 5, 2013.

Questions about the program can be directed to Donna Pflum, Alumni & Parent Relations at or 717-358-4266.

Question regarding registration can be diected to Deb Saporetti, Alumni & Parent Relations at or 1-866-925-5500.

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Event, Time and Location
Start DateSaturday, August 10, 2013 Start Time12:00 a.m.
End DateSaturday, August 17, 2013 End Time11:55 p.m.
Location: Yellowstone National Park/Red Lodge Montana
  Yellowstone - Red Lodge Alumni College
Yellowstone NP and Red Lodge
United States
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Contact: Donna Pflum
Phone: (717) 358-4266

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