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Road Scholar

April 20, 2016 09:00 ET

Road Scholars Nationwide Commemorate Earth Day on Learning Adventures That Preserve and Restore America's Cities and Parks

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - April 20, 2016) - Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday event drawing awareness to the fragility of the earth's environment. Road Scholar, the nation's largest educational travel organization focused on lifelong learning, creates Earth Day opportunities that make a direct impact on local communities by restoring and preserving national parks and teaching what individuals can do to protect the environment.

This year, 195 countries reached a historic agreement to take measurable action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Paris Agreement will be signed at the United Nations in New York on Earth Day on April 22, 2016.

What You Can Do:

  • Stop using disposable plastic - Help end our obsession with plastic and protect the environment.
  • Buy local produce - Eat healthier and help reduce your carbon footprint by buying local produce.
  • Start composting - More than a billion pounds of food are thrown away every year. Help make a difference by turning your food waste into soil.

"Our participants have shared many inspiring stories with us of how endangered wildlife and beautiful landscapes inspire them to learn more about the environment," said James Moses, President and CEO of Road Scholar. "Road Scholar learning adventures put scientists and naturalists together with people who want a hands-on experience exploring the complex issues of climate change, preservation and conservation. We celebrate Earth Day and encourage everyone to get outside, explore and learn how each of us can protect the planet."

Road scholar offers several educational adventures focused on protecting and preserving the environment, including:

Living Green: The Best of Ithaca
Living green is a matter of civic pride in Ithaca, N.Y. See what locals are doing to preserve natural resources, recycle and reduce energy usage on this learning adventure.
www.roadscholar.org/22268

The Magnificent Moose: Habitat Improvement in Jackson Hole
Learn about moose and local wildlife, explore the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and make an impact as you help preserve a haven for moose in Grand Teton and an authentic Wyoming Ranch.
www.roadscholar.org/15948

Grand Canyon Ecosystem Restoration
Help the staff of Grand Canyon National Park protect natural ecosystems in heavily visited areas by removing invasive vegetation, planting native species and collecting seeds.
www.roadscholar.org/6259

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the new Road Scholar website. Our totally reinvented website is easier to read on web and mobile devices, easier to browse and full of inspiring photos. Explore our new site and environmentally friendly programs at www.roadscholar.org.

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 new website at www.roadscholar.org/press.

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