EduQuest Road Scholar Programs
Join Us for Exciting Learning Adventures in California and Nevada
Welcome Lifelong Learners! We hope you find some intriguing adventures in our 2012 Road Scholar program offerings.
Our mission is to provide exceptional educational adventures in Northern California and Northern Nevada. If you have any
questions regarding our programs please feel free to contact us by email or call (775) 852-5209
Here are some of the beautiful areas you will explore…
California Central Valley
The Central Valley stretches 450 miles between the Sierra Nevada and the Coastal mountains and is home to one of the world’s most
productive agricultural areas. It is also noted as being one of the most important sections on the Pacific flyway for migrating birds,
so it’s the perfect spot for headquartering two birding programs-one in the northern area specifically targeting the snow goose
migration and one that travels by boat within the vast waterway of the central delta. Or experience central California beginning in
Sacramento, where you can take the California Zephyr into the foothills and across the Sierra.
California Wine Country
Known world-wide as a center for viticulture, Napa and Sonoma Counties in northern California, not only provide premium wine and
food but also beautiful scenery and a temperate Mediterranean climate. Visit here and participate in a variety of programs that offer
opportunities to improve your mental acumen, explore the wineries, enjoy culinary pleasures, learn about unique canine training
facilities, or simply appreciate the outdoor experience as you hike or bike the countryside. Some of the programs are planned to
The northern California coast stretching from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Oregon border is also referred to as the Redwood
Empire. EduQuest programs vary from explorations of San Francisco on foot, from the water by cruising San Francisco Bay or with guided
visits led by knowledgeable local instructors. As you leave the Bay Area and travel north you’ll travel through historic towns and learn
about the human and natural history of the Redwood Empire.
Eastern Sierra Nevada
The eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada rises sharply from the high chaparral creating a formidable barrier along the length of California.
Discover the breathtaking landscape on a horse packing trip in the John Muir Wilderness or choose to learn more about the wild horses of the
West and the issues surrounding their preservation from your program base in Reno, Nevada. Experience a different kind of wildness at the exciting
Reno Championship Air Races.
From coastal redwoods to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, from San Francisco to Monterey and Napa, multiple destination programs cover
larger areas of Northern California and Northern Nevada for a diverse and broad exposure to these remarkable areas.
Sierra Nevada Foothills
Nevada City is a Gold Rush town so well preserved the residents from that era could return and be right at home. Journey into the past and
soak up the gold country history in this unique area. Celebrate a Victorian Christmas complete with costumed carolers and performers, decorations,
festive food and crafts.
Sierra Nevada Mountains
From world-renown Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe to lesser-known but equally spectacular Lassen Volcanic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National
Parks, these majestic mountain ranges boast some of the most diverse and awe-inspiring scenery on the planet. Expert naturalists and guides lead us on
explorations of the flora and fauna, environmental issues, geology, natural and cultural history of these areas created by such forces of Mother Nature
as volcanoes and glaciers. Experience the grandeur of Yosemite from valley floor to Glacier Pt., the fumaroles and geothermal activity of Mt. Lassen,
or the crystal clear mountain reflections in the waters of Lake Tahoe.
Road Scholar is the new name for Elderhostel programs
Road Scholar, the not-for-profit leader in educational travel since 1975, offers more than 7,000 educational tours in all
50 states and 150 countries. 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.