Off-Site Trips: Pro Vita 2012
APPALACHIAN TRAIL CREW
NATHANIEL BLAUSS AND LISSA MCGOVERN
Imagineparticipating in an endeavor that over two million people from all over the world do on some part of a 2,172 mile stretch of trail in America each year—hike the Appalachian Trail. In addition to hiking portions of one of America’s most popular trails, participants will perform trail maintenance, live and sleep in tents along the trail, make meals together and experience a special connection to one of America’s most precious resources.
LIFE IN A MONTANA RIVER VALLEY
BILL BULLOCK AND ELIZABETH RENEHAN
Experience firsthand Western ranching and come face-to-face with buffalo at Ted Turner’s Bison ranch. Observe the interplay between endangered species, tourism, and the development of the land for livestock and agriculture through the National Resource Defense Council. Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition and learn more about Big Sky country’s history with a visit to a local museum. Cap it all off with a visit to Yellowstone National Park. Strap on your spurs and experience the Wild West from a unique perspective as we explore the Ruby Valley of southern Montana.
FLIGHT TRAINING IN FLORIDA
MICHAEL LEE AND PEGGY LOEFFLER
Up, up and away! Students on this trip will attend a fully credentialed and FAA-certified flight school based in Winter Haven, Florida. They will undergo initial flight training for Private Pilot and will complete approximately 8 to 10 hours of flight training and 15 hours of rigorous ground school training during the week. The group will be accompanied and supervised by Berkshire's Aviation Science Program Coordinator, Commercial Pilot, and Flight Instructor Michael Lee and Chief Flight Instructor from Great Barrington Airport, Peggy Loeffler.