Traveling & Encountering Nature During Covid-Times, Wed, Nov 16, at 6:30 PM

Posted on: November 8th, 2022 by rjohnson

Date and Time:
Wed, Nov 16, 2022; 6:30 PM (Local Time)

Organized By: Heart Of Illinois Group

Location: Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights

Sheldon Schafer will talk about the unexpected travels of him and his wife over the last year, after their pre-COVID travel plans had to be cancelled. His presentation will spend most of the time on the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica, where their experiences focused on nature and wildlife, and similar experiences in the other countries. In the Galapagos, he will also talk about the economy and advantages of an independent, land-based trip (i.e. staying in B & Bs, not on a small cruise ship).    

Sheldon Schafer was the Planetarium Director & VP of Education for the Peoria Riverfront Museum (formerly Lakeview Museum) for 38 years, and Adjunct Faculty at Bradley for 40 years teaching introductory astronomy. In retirement, he volunteers for the Peoria Astronomical Society as Program Chair and Northmoor Observatory Host, and in the summer, for the 24th year, has organized and led the Pedal Peoria series of bicycle tours. He got the travel bug while serving in the US Peace Corps from 1970-72, and his retirement hobby has been adding to his collection of “countries visited”.

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