Vicarious Voyagers XXII [S-18-50]

Presenter:Ruth Kreuzer, Eileen Wheeler, Mark and Cynthia Coleman, Juanita Babcock, Chuck and Sue Bolesh
Location: Potsdam Civic Center: Community Meeting Room (2 Park St.)
Classes: 4 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Mon 10:30 AM 03/26, 04/02, 04/23, 04/30
Status: CLOSED

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Voyage vicariously to exotic places with our world-traveling presenters via their slide shows. Honored as “Super-SOARer” (spring 2007) and for her “Outstanding Contribution to SOAR” (2014), Ruth Kreuzer is herself an avid world traveler and photographer.

These adventures await you:

1) (3/26) Eileen Wheeler – Trinidad and Tobago: A Favorite Birding Site – 174 bird species recorded! Highlights: a hummingbird sanctuary; an Oil bird cave; seeing Manakin leks; an unforgettable spectacle of more than 200 flying Scarlet Ibis; a glass-bottomed boat ride to see nesting birds; and a seaside resort.

2) (4/2) Mark and Cynthia Coleman – Egypt: From PharaonicKingdom to Police State with stops in Old Kingdom Pyramids; New Kingdom rock-cut tombs; Ptolemaic temples; Coptic Basilicas; Fatimid madrassas and Mamluk fortifications.

NOTE: two week gap!

3) (4/23) Juanita Babcock – Highlights from Borneo: orangutans in the wild, visiting World War II prison camps and learning their history; learning about natives and their culture (long houses, past practice of headhunting); exploring massive bat caves and the wildlife within; and rainforests.

4) (4/30) Chuck and Sue Bolesh – South Island of New Zealand: Reunion visit with two close friends from 16 years ago. Journey counterclockwise by right-drive auto on the left side of the roads. Stays in a mixture of places, including four private residences. Visits to Christchurch, Sir Edmund Hillary Museum, Mount Cook, Routeburn Track, Doubtful Sound, Queenstown, and Stewart Island. Viewing Kiwi birds, sheep country and more.

NOTES: 1) Come to any or all of the presentations. 2) Allow extra time to find a parking spot and/or for walking; please do NOT park in the IGA lot – those spaces are for customers!

Cap: 85

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