Aussie Adventure with Adelaide extension
Trip Leader: Dr. Joseph Ritter and Steve Shedd
Dates: July 10–18, 2017 | Adelaide Extension: July 18–22, 2017
Trip Cost: $4,372/person for double-occupancy (shared) room, $5,055 single-occupancy
Extension Cost to Adelaide: $1,772/person double-occupancy, $2,017 single-occupancy
Trip Capacity: 44 guests
Registration Deadline: March 11, 2017
Join Dr. Joe Ritter and Steve Shedd for an unforgettable trip through Australia’s heartland. Beginning in Sydney, we’ll visit the world famous Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach, Sydney Aquarium, and Taronga Zoo. Experience the flavor of the outback in the next leg of our journey to Ayers Rock, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll discover the wonders of aboriginal culture and history. Next on our adventure is the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. You'll also explore rainforest canopies as you sail the Kuranda Skyrail and visit Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park. Those choosing the Adelaide extension will not only get to know this cosmopolitan city but also take a trip to the unspoiled habitats of Kangaroo Island and Cleland Wildlife Park, where you may feed the kangaroos and hold a koala.
This trip open to families, children 8 years and older.
Adelaide four-day extension includes:
Trip does not include:
The accommodations and itinerary are subject to change.
Dr. Joseph Ritter joined the faculty as a chemistry professor in 1995. He has served as Chair of the Chemistry Department, Director of the Engineering Science Program, and faculty advisor to the Principia College solar car team. He is the Edith and Lewis White Distinguished Professor. A longtime faculty mentor with invaluable experience and irrepressible enthusiasm for project-based learning, he assumed the post of Assistant Dean of Academics in 2008, Associate Dean of Academics in 2010, and Dean of Academics in 2014, adding the title Provost in 2016. Dr. Ritter has traveled to Austrailia numerous times with the solar car team for World Solar Challenge competitions.
As a faculty member at Principia College, Steve Shedd chaired both the Computer Science Department and the Scholastic Committee. He is widely recognized for his dedicated service to the solar car team, which he first became involved with (prior to joining the College faculty) when his daughter Melanie was a member of Principia’s first solar car team. Since then, Shedd has participated in Principia’s cross-country solar car races—nine in North America; individual races in China, Taiwan, and Greece; and three races in Australia. A Principia Development Officer, he also serves as Director of Special Projects.