Recently I learned about a learning adventure/vacation opportunity for adults offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach designed to experience and explore Iowa in unique ways through a travel course. Little did I know that this opportunity existed. The courses are arranged by Diane Van Wyngarden, tourism specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, and are part of the Road Scholar Program. Each learning adventure has a theme of study. For a week, a limited number of participants travel together following the theme and learning insights and history from experts about the various communities involved in the study. Transportation is by motorcoach or boat.
This year, the adventure is one that really intrigues me–the Mississippi River, the Great River Road, and other fascinating points of interest along the way. If this also intrigues you, check out Iowa Road Scholar or contact Diane Van Wyngarden at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this adventure and other Iowa learning adventures.
Road Scholar programs are open to adults of all ages with most participants 50+ years of age who enjoy learning experiences rather than touring. For more information about Road Scholars see www.roadscholar.org.