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Geology of Michigan’s Pictured Rocks

June 7June 9

Lifelong Learning geology class.

Join credited expert and Northland College Professor of Geology Tom Fitz on this three-day, two-night trip exploring the geology of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. You will experience some of the UP’s most scenic waterfalls, lake views, and geologic formations while discovering mining history and “modern” geologic processes in action as you traverse the UP.

This program takes place in the field through Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to Munising. Activities include the Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum, Pictured Rocks National Scenic Lakeshore boat tour, Munising Falls, and more. Participants travel by mini bus, and picnic lunches and shared overnight hotel lodging are included. Single hotel rooms are available for additional cost. The group will eat breakfast and dinner together but those costs are on your own.

Participants must be able to walk on uneven ground and must bring good hiking boots, outdoor clothing and bug gear. No strenuous hiking or lengthy walks of more than one mile are included in this program. The program includes a two-hour Lake Superior boat tour of Pictured Rocks.

Dates: June 7-9, 2018
: 9 a.m. Thursday – 5 p.m. Saturday; 2 nights
: Ashland, WI to Munising, MI
Program Type: walking/hiking, geology, waterfalls, mining history
Meals: picnic lunch (3)
Lodging: hotel lodging
Price: $465 (lunches and lodging included, breakfast and dinner not included)
$740 registration+1-credit (must compete pre/post credit requirements)

Registration closes May 28 or when the session fills.

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  • Cancellations made prior to thirty (30) days will result in a $150 cancellation fee, with the remainder refunded in the form of a check from Northland College.

    Cancellations after thirty (30) days receive no refund. However, at the discretion of the program coordinator, a refund may be offered in the following circumstances:

    • Short term illness or injury:
      If a short term illness or injury prevents the participant from attending the scheduled session, the participant may reschedule to another session of equal or lesser value, during the same summer season only, provided space is available. If the new session has a higher value than the original session, the participant must pay the difference in tuition. Refunds will not be provided for transferring into a session of lesser value. If a suitable session cannot be found no refund will be issued.
    • Long term illness or injury:
      Cancellations made after June 1 due to long term illness/injury must be accompanied by a doctor's note for a refunded by check minus a $100 cancellation fee.

    Cancellation by Northland College: Summer program sessions cancelled by Northland College will receive a full refund.

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