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CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF NATIONAL PARKS ON ROAD SCHOLAR LEARNING ADVENTURES

BOSTON, March 1, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From Denali to the Everglades and at countless other beautiful places in between, Road Scholar offers more than 300 programs featuring North America's National Parks. Learning adventures at National Parks are among the organization's most popular offerings, including long-standing favorites and brand-new experiences in 2016.

"The 100th anniversary of our country's National Parks is a milestone all Americans can celebrate, and Road Scholar is delighted to make it possible. National Parks learning adventures are among the most exciting we offer in North America," says James Moses, president and CEO of Road Scholar. "Road Scholar's expert instructors, rangers, naturalists and historians bring these national treasures to life and provide deep context from which to experience their natural beauty."

National Parks have a unique appeal to baby boomers and beyond. Led by park rangers, naturalists and other local experts, Road Scholar programs are opportunities to discover National Parks' varied wildlife, awe-inspiring views and breathtaking vistas while learning about the local history and culture and the stories each setting has to tell.

Experiences include birding, hiking and Intergenerational Adventures for grandparents and their grandchildren. Programs typically include all activities, lectures, accommodations, meals, taxes, gratuities and a travel assistance plan. For a firsthand look at Road Scholar programs in National Parks, visit: https://roadscholar.wistia.com/medias/eo6wmyv2hj.

Just a sampling of upcoming adventures includes:

Most Popular Programs

The Best of Utah's Grand Circle of Parks and Monuments
www.roadscholar.org/2814

The Best of the Grand Tetons to Banff: Iconic National Parks
www.roadscholar.org/20524

On the Road: Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Tetons, South Dakota & Wyoming
www.roadscholar.org/20297

Four Jewels: Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks
www.roadscholar.org/4352

The Best of Alaska's National Parks: From Denali to Kenai
www.roadscholar.org/1012

On The Road: Absolute Southwest - A Canyonlands Adventure
www.roadscholar.org/8718

New Programs

Explore San Francisco Bay Area's National Parks and Monuments
www.roadscholar.org/22278

Hiking the Tetons: Celebrating the Legacy of Conservation
www.roadscholar.org/22447

Back to Its Natural State: Ohio's Cuyahoga Valley National Park
www.roadscholar.org/22363

Intergenerational

Hawaii's National Parks: An Intergenerational Adventure
www.roadscholar.org/22299

Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse and the Badlands: Young Explorers
www.roadscholar.org/15968

A Greater Yellowstone Adventure for Grandkids and Grandparents
www.roadscholar.org/14910

About Road Scholar
Road Scholar is the nation's largest educational travel organization for adults. The not-for-profit offers 5,500 extraordinary educational adventures in 150 countries and 50 states for individuals dedicated to lifelong learning. Road Scholars are immersed in a variety of experiential learning activities, enlisting world-renowned faculty and local experts who offer insider access not available to most individuals. Dedicated to making educational travel available to everyone, Road Scholar offers financial assistance for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. To learn more, please visit our website at www.roadscholar.org/press.

CONTACT: Stacie Fasola (617) 457-5418 Despina Gakopoulos (617) 457-5502 newsmedia@roadscholar.orgSource: Road Scholar