What is Road Scholar?
Discover nearly 8,000 educational tours in all 50 states and more than 90 countries with Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in adult educational travel since 1975. Alongside local and renowned experts, experience in-depth and behind-the-scenes learning opportunities, from cultural tours and study cruises to walking, biking and more.
Road Scholar participants are curious, adventuresome and open to experiencing the world through learning and travel. When you participate in an Road Scholar program, not only will you expand your mind, but you will be in the company of other people who believe that learning is one of the best parts of life.
Humboldt State University began offering the Elderhostel program in 1978. Elderhostel Inc. now calls this program Road Scholar.
The Humboldt Road Scholar program is a week-long residential learning experience that is neither intimidating nor tedious. Enjoy evening programs and the fellowship of your classmates, after the day's adventures.
You will stay in a hotel. An early continental breakfast will fortify you for the field trips, lunches will be held at restaurants throughout Humboldt County and dinner will be provided at a restaurant near the hotel.
Or if you are a resident of the local area, you may attend the Road Scholar "Commuter Program" and sleep in your own bed. Join the group in the morning after breakfast, attend classes and field trips, enjoy lunches and dinners, as well as evening programs.
For more information, contact the Office of eLearning & Extended Education at (707) 826-3731 or e-mail.
Below are the upcoming programs offered through the College of eLearning & Extended Education, Humboldt State University in Arcata, Calif., USA:
TALL TREES AND TEMPTING TRAILS:
HIKING IN THE REDWOODS
AND ALONG THE COAST
From Redwood State and National Parks to the rough and rugged beaches on the Pacific Coast, this rural region of California is timeless. Hike through cathedrals of ancient redwoods, hillside prairies and coastal dunes. Sample native coastal foods, explore the diverse ecology, and travel into the past to this region known for timber and fishing. Be embraced by the small town culture and meet local people.
This active outdoor program is for the physically fit and involves walking/hiking up to five miles a day over uneven ground. This program is predominately a field excursion program with four field trips each week.
See photos: Exploring
the Best of California's Redwood Coast Slide Show
Photos by Roberta Gleiter
TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE:
THE NATURAL WORLD OF THE PACIFIC COAST
From cathedrals of old-growth redwood to coastal marshes, join veteran naturalists, university faculty and park rangers to learn about the Pacific Coast’s wild spaces and the creatures that inhabit them. Study the biology of salmon, crabs and other denizens of the Pacific Coast and take a look at some of the more elusive mammals that make their home in this region. With faculty researchers and leading biologists from Humboldt State University, get access to areas available only with permission and supervision by a docent. Four intensive full-day field trips, each focusing on a different habitat, take you to Redwood State Park, Humboldt Bay Wildlife Refuge, Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary and Redwood National Park.
This program includes walking up to three miles on uneven terrain, rocky soil and sand dunes.
- Humboldt State University News
- Redwood National & State Parks
- Humboldt County, CA event calendar
- Godwit Days - April annual birders' event in Arcata
- Local weather