In the spring of 2017 LIFE  sponsored a series of group field trips for our members.  This first series included three trips to local attractions in the Orlando area.  This was a successful test program and the LIFE board has agreed to continue the program.  The 2018  schedule is shown below.

As with all our programs LIFE member volunteers are needed to support this effort.  Tour leaders are required for all events.

If you are interested in helping out with this new program contact Marie Ruckstuhl at



For all events sign-up and payment will be via PayPal.  Tour prices are for contracted special group rates. This may result in minimum and maximum tour group size.  Tours must be paid for when signing up.  Fees are non-refundable  unless the member or coordinator can find a replacement and member notifies the coordinator at least 3 days before the event.   We must enter as a group in order to get the group rate.  So please arrive 10-15 minutes before scheduled time for visit.  

UCF Nursing Simulation Center Tour

March 6, 2018


Two students check the vitals on a mannequin as an instructor controls the mannequin's vitals and conditions from a laptop.

This is a special detailed tour of the UCF Nursing Simulation Center led by a Nursing School faculty member for LIFE at UCF members.

When: March 6, 2018
Where: UCF Nursing Simulation Center
12201 Research Parkway, Suite 432
Orlando, FL 32826
Time:  1PM to 4pm
Maximum 15 people
Cost: Personal Donation
Driving Instructions: From Parking garage C, D, or H – make right turn on Gemni; make left turn on Libra Drive.
Once on Libra Drive, pass a large parking garage, student housing and UCF police department; make a right on Research Parkway.  At next traffic light make a right turn into parking lot of College of Nursing, which is in building named University Tower.
Park anyplace not designated for State of Florida Vehicles, Florida Smoothy, handicapped or vehicle recharging.
This tour is after the regular Tuesday LIFE class.  If you are interested,
there is a Tropical Smoothie Café which has a lunch menu on first floor of the building, with inside and outside seating.
Please arrive by 12:50pm
Use the below form to  Sign up for this tour :  Regret this Tour has reached capacity.  No more signups.

Winter Park Chain of Lakes Tour

Friday April 6, 2018

What: Guided pontoon boat cruise on the Winter Park chain of lakes.  Depart on Lake Osceola in the quiet suburb less than 10 minutes from downtown Orlando, the boat tour offers a one hour-long, guided cruises through three of the seven lakes and two, narrow man made canals on the tranquil Winter Park chain.
When: Friday, April 6, 2018
Where: Meet at dock at 312 East Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789
Time: 11am to 12pm
Maximum: No Limit since multiple tour boats are available. Each boat holds 18 people.  Minimum:  10
Cost: $16 per person including the tip.
Hats and sun screen are recommended for sunny days.
Please be at the dock at 10:50am so that we can check in and be ready for the 11 am cruise.
Sign Up by completing the below form.   Once you complete your contact information and pay for the trip through PayPal you will receive a confirmation email that you are registered and paid for the trip.

Sorry, but this tour sign up is over.