San Juan Islands Aug. 23–27, 2016

San Juan Islands Picture

Join Dennis and Charlot Nelson Singleton Professor of Biological Sciences Bart De Stasio ’82, Zodiac crewmember Dana Raugi ’06, and other Lawrence alumni for the trip of a lifetime, exploring the magnificent waters of the San Juan Islands aboard the historic Schooner Zodiac!

Sailing the Zodiac is an experience like none other.  We’ll spend five blissful days learning to sail following the wind and the currents, and if we’re lucky, maybe some whales too.  Guests are encouraged to pitch in to raise Zodiac’s 7000 square feet of sails, help with sailing maneuvers, and take a turn at the helm, all under the guidance of the Zodiac’s experienced captain and crew.  While wind will guide our sails, marine biology will guide many of our experiences, including the opportunity to learn about local underwater environments using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).  Each evening, we’ll pick a secluded bay and drop the anchor. Optional shore excursions may include touring a picturesque lighthouse, tasting artisan beers, wines, or chocolates, hiking, and playing in tide-pools.  Or make use of Zodiac’s kayaks or sailing dinghy while the sea lions and harbor seals look on in curiosity.  Swap stories from your time at Lawrence or compare notes from the day’s sailing over a delicious meal as the sun sinks behind the Olympic Mountains, then retire to your cozy bunk or stateroom.  While wind will guide our sails, marine biology will guide many of our experiences

Wind will never feel the same.

Click below for additional information, itinerary and registration form.

San Juan Islands 2016.pdf

Milan, Venice and the Italian Lakes—Spring 2015

April 7–April 18, 2015

"Andiamo."  "Va bene, ma dove?" ("Let's go."  "Okay, but where?") "To Italy of course, on a Bjorklunden Seminar Abroad with Dan and Donna Taylor, who have lived there for 3 1/2 years and have visited there frequently." Yes, we're going to Milan, Venice, and the Italian Lakes. As usual, the 4 and 5 star hotels are ideally located, the food and wine will be delicious, especially at our welcome and farewell banquets, and the sights and sites will provide lifetime memories. Join us!

If you have any questions, please contact:
Mark Breseman, 920-419-6675 or

London, Amsterdam and Brussels—Fall 2014

Including a farewell performance from Dale Duesing '67

September 30–October 9, 2014

JOIN US as we explore three dynamic world cities and have the opportunity to see Dale Duesing ’67 on stage. In Amsterdam we will see Dale perform the lead role in a production of Steven Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.

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