Join a small active group in spring of 2018 (April 30 – May 10) for a land tour of the National Parks of the Southwest. The Southwest is a land of scenes epic in scope. Begin in Tucson at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, a 98-acre tribute to the natural world comprising a zoo, botanical garden, natural history museum, aquarium, and art gallery. Encounter Sedona, famed for its towering red sandstone formations, on an open-air jeep tour. Visit the Grand Canyon, often considered one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Embark on a rafting excursion on the smooth waters of the Colorado River before traveling onto Navajo land to discover Upper Antelope Canyon. In southern Utah, hike in Bryce Canyon National Park, then spend a day amid the wondrous Zion National Park, one of the most diverse national parks in the United States. Study leader Fran Ulmer, Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, will discuss America’s National Parks: Brief history and current issues; Western Water Wars: How does water scarcity and state laws complicate life in the West; and The Interconnectivity between American Indian Reservations: Culture and History. Pricing starts from $4,495 per person land only / $4,795 per person including air. Registration form is available online at www.alumni.harvard.edu, or call 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.