Gorgeous Gorges of the Finger Lakes
Week 4: July 30-August 5, 2017
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Ithaca's spectacular gorges are among the most fossil-rich places on Earth, providing abundant evidence of our prehistoric past.
Leading our exploration of the area's rocks, fossils, and past and current flora and fauna is Warren Allmon—geologist, paleontologist, naturalist, director of Ithaca's Paleontological Research Institution and the Museum of the Earth, and professor in Cornell's Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
Our field trips will average about three miles a day and require some vigor, including the ability to wade a stream and climb steep steps without difficulty. We'll visit many dramatic new sites, so veterans as well as newcomers are welcome.
Warren D. Allmon
Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!
For those staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) covers the course, lodging, sixteen meals, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, welcome and farewell parties, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees. Wednesday supper is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees. Weekly program rates vary with the accommodation you select:
Program fee including on-campus housing and meals
- Court/Kay Hall: double occupancy per adult $1,932, single supplement $100
- Room w/private bathroom: double occupancy per adult $1,990, single supplement $150
Program fee for commuters and for those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites*: $1,115
*This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.
Commuter meal plan option: $425. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience.