LIFE EXPERIENTIAL TRIPS

As part of its continuing education program Life supports Experiential Trips to various local venues for its members. These trips are managed entirely by Life volunteers and require sign ups utilizing this website. 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.

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 program, contact Marie Ruckstuhl at marie.ruckstuhl@gmail.com.

Trips will be published on this site when they are confirmed by the Trip committee.  Sign-up forms for these Experiential Trips will activate approximately 3 weeks prior to the each trips.  The names of all participants must be listed on the registration form. 

PLEASE make sure you receive an email confirmation of your registration.  If you do not within 24 hours, notify marie.ruckstuhl@gmail.com

Trip attendees must enter as a group in order to get the group rate.  So please arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled start time.  

 

Upcoming Spring Trips

UCF Arboretum Tours!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Address: 4312 Scorpius Street, Orlando, FL32816

TWO TOURS ARE OFFERED; LUNCH ON YOUR OWN BETWEEN THE TWO TOURS.

YOU MAY SIGN UP SEPARATELY, FOR EACH TOUR,  YOU MAY BRING A BROWN BAG LUNCH AND EAT AT THE PAVILLION AT THE ARBORETUM, IF YOU WISH.

Short program overview before the tours to learn how program works and how it is funded.

Tour 1 (10 AM – 11:30 AM) – Garden and Arboretum Site Tour – greenhouse, bee apiary and community garden.  Learn about organic growing methods and gardening processes used, apiary care and harvesting.

Tour 2 (12:30 PM – 1:30 PM) – Natural Lands Tour – Short nature hike around Fire Loop Trail, approximately 1/4 mile.  Trail is hard sand, relatively compact.

Cost: Free; donations welcome; closed toe shoes recommended; prepare for sun and bring water bottle.

Maximum 20 per tour

Parking is limited to 10 spaces at site. If using site parking, you will need an Arboretum Parking Pass (from Arboretum office) which you will return to Arboretum after event.  Recommend car pooling.  Garage C is closest to site and you may park there using your LIFE at UCF hang tag.

 

Past Trips

Thank you to everyone who has joined us on our LIFE Experiential Trips! It is always such a pleasure to bring LIFE out into the community and to experience Central Florida together. Take a look at some of our previous trips and look forward to what will be coming up next!

UCF Lake Nona College of Medicine

Orlando Wetlands

Camp Boggy Creek

Thank you to all who joined us for the trip to Camp Boggy Creek!

Camp Boggy Creek is a proud member of SeriousFun Children’s Network. Founded by Paul Newman, SeriousFun Children’s Network is a growing global community of independently managed and financed camps and programs creating opportunities for children with serious illnesses and their families to reach beyond illness and discover joy, confidence and a new world of possibilities, always free of charge. This is a special closed tour for LIFE members.  For more information: http://www.boggycreek.org/the-camp/tour-the-camp/