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Tohono Chul’s trips are some of the most rewarding ways you can spend a just a day,
or an entire week in the Southwest. Always modestly priced, our Travel “Ed-ventures”
are perfect for anyone who is simply curious
about our region, or looking for an adventure
that will reward mind and body alike.
Take a look at what we’re offering!
Hopi Arts and Culture with Mark Bahti #2
Do the names Old Oraibi, Hotevilla, Shongopavi and Walpi conjure up images of dancing katsinas, pottery the colors of the earth and overlay silver with stark designs in black? These are the images of the Hopi, a culture that has endured change with impressive success for more than a millennium, a tradition of values rooted in the land. On this visit to
the mesas of the Colorado Plateau, we are joined by noted author and second-generation Indian art dealer Mark Bahti. Together we explore the history of the Hopi at First Mesa’s iconic Walpi and an ancient petroglyph site well off the beaten
path; learn desert farming methods in a walk along traditional terrace gardens; watch world-class silversmiths, potters and katsina carvers at work; and, savor the flavors of blue corn and chili, lamb stew and piki bread. Our first night is spent at Moenkopi Inn in Tuba City, followed by two nights at the Hopi Cultural Center on Second Mesa and with a final, delicious night at the incomparable historic La Posada in Winslow, Arizona. Cosponsored by Native Seeds/SEARCH, this exceptional travel ed-venture is hosted by Piet and Mary Van de Mark of Baja’s Frontier Tours (www.bajasfrontiertours.com). Limited to just 19 participants, cost includes round-trip travel in comfortable passenger vans (only 2 people per bench seat), accommodations, all guide services and several meals. $1895 members (pp double occupancy) / $1995 general public (single supplement $280)
Birding Patagonia and Sonoita Creek
Wednesday | April 24 | 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Our favorite birder Lynn Hassler takes us out for a day of birding in some of the richest of the state’s remaining streamside habitat, the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve, renowned for its amazing biological diversity. We’ll ramble among Fremont cottonwoods and Goodding willows in search of birds such as Gray Hawk, Cassin’s Kingbird, Summer Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, Vermilion Flycatcher and Bell’s Vireo. We’ll also visit a local residence where hummingbirds abound, and then stop at Lake Patagonia to look for water birds. Cost includes transportation, guide services and a boxed lunch. $99 members | $120 general public
Flagstaff Birds, Blooms and a Dash of Antiquity
Friday – Sunday | July 19 – 21
We had such a good time last July chasing birds, butterflies and summer blooms in the White Mountains, that we decided to do it again, only this time we are heading a little further north to Flagstaff and the Colorado Plateau. Nestled in the shadow of the San Francisco Peaks, the highest mountain range in Arizona and sacred to more than thirteen Native American tribes, Flagstaff got its name from a Ponderosa pine flagpole erected on the spot to celebrate the first U.S. Centennial on July 4, 1876. The first stop on our drive north will be for birds, summer wildflowers and a picnic lunch at Montezuma Well, a collapsed limestone cave which supports a unique freshwater aquatic habitat and attracts species such as Yellow Warbler, Rock and Bewick’s Wren and Red-winged and Yellow-headed Blackbrids. Once settled in Flagstaff, we’ll bird and botanize such locales as Kachina Wetlands, The Arboretum at Flagstaff, Walnut Canyon and Sunset Crater. Likely species include Lewis’ Woodpecker, Clark’s Nutcracker, Violet-green Swallow and Juniper Titmouse. For flowers, we can expect Wandbloom Penstemon, Red Dome Blanketflower, Bergamot and Silver Lupine. For that extra “dash of antiquity,” in addition to views of Sinagua cliff dwellings at Montezuma Well, we are planning a stop at Wupatki National Monument and a tour of the Museum of Northern Arizona to explore its connection to Tohono Chul! We’ll be staying at the Radisson Woodlands Hotel in Flagstaff. Transportation is by mini-bus and we’ll be sampling several of the city’s restaurant gems — from microbrew pubs like Beaver Street Brewery to Criollo Latin Kitchen where the fusion focus is on locally sourced ingredients. The cooling pines are calling, so won’t you join us – Lynn Hassler, noted author, birder and naturalist, and Jo Falls, TCP’s Director of Education, on this summer getaway? Cost is all inclusive except for alcoholic beverages and personal items. $695 members | $825 general public ($175 single supplement)
To register for any Travel Ed-Venture call 520.742.6455 x0
Cancellation policy for day trips only:
cancellation within two weeks of initial registration – full refund
cancellation at least two weeks before date of trip – 50% refund
cancellation less than two weeks before date of trip – refund only if space can be filled
As always, cancellation policies for multi-day trips vary with the trip.