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NSSP & HSGP Fieldtrip: Biosphere 2 and Pima Air & Space Museum - Tucson

SATURDAY - APRIL 20: Field Trip to Tucson!



Join NSS and HSGP in taking a trip down to see the Biosphere 2. It should be a day of fun and education. Spend it with your friends.

Transportation: We did not get enough folks to charter a bus, so the new plan is to simply meet at the Biosphere 2 facility near Florence at 10 am next Saturday, April 20. After the roughly one hour tour, interested parties will get together at a nearby restaurant for lunch. No advance payment is necessary as attendees will pay their own admission at the door.  We would, however, like an RSVP so we know who to look for.

Biosphere 2 Details:

  • How much walking is involved? There is a 10 minute walk from Admissions to the start of the tours. During the tour, you will walk
  • approximately 1 mile, with approximately 150 steps throughout the tour. If we have a large enough group and charter a bus, we can have
  • the bus waiting for our group at the end of the tour so everyone can board and not have to walk back up to Admissions. (This could be at least a 20-25 minute walk for some people.)
  • Are there carts or trams? They do have modified tours – ADA Tours, for those who need assistance. They also have a few wheelchairs available, but if you need one, I should reserve it before we go.
  • Time of Tour: The tours start with a 13 minute video and then everyone goes on a guided tour which lasts approximately an hour.
  • Cost: $20 with $18 for AAA, Seniors and Military

8 AM Drive to Biosphere
9 AM
10 AM Biosphere tour
11 AM Have lunch at Lupe's Authentic Mexican Food Restaurant
12 AM Drive back to Chandler
1 AM Arrive at Chuck's House

If you have any questions or last minute changes, please call Chuck at[masked]

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  • Harold S.

    I lean toward canceling so that Doreen can go if we reschedule. If we do go, count me in and I can take 3 or 4 in my minivan. Hal

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • Charles Lee L.

      Al and Anna still want to go, Mike Mackowski, the NSS chapter president and one other NSS guy are going. I will be taking my Toyota Sienna van. Just to the Biosphere 2, lunch and drive home. Short trip. We will plan something for the group later.

      April 17, 2013

    • Jennifer W.

      Sorry, I didn't notice that you had changed the meeting place. I will send out an e-mail to let more people know.

      April 17, 2013

  • Jennifer W.

    So, is this trip still on? If not, I need to let folks know!

    April 17, 2013

    • Charles Lee L.

      Yes, on a limited basis. The few that want to go are meeting at my house and I am driving my van. Still room of one more. If we have a sudden passel of people signing up then we will drive more cars. That's all we can do at this point. I swear I answered you before but it didn't post. anyway, I made the changes in the event but didn't send out any notifications. I am still learning meetup. I will leave what else needs doing to you. Thanks you sooooo much! :)

      April 17, 2013

  • Ana


    Since we've only got 3 people signed up, are we back to the carpooling option? I'm not coughing up $500 for 1/3 of a bus ride. ;)

    April 13, 2013

    • Ana

      Hmm. OK. Keep us updated.

      April 14, 2013

    • Charles Lee L.

      See you on Saturday!

      April 17, 2013

  • Kenton

    This is a pretty ambitious schedule...

    April 3, 2013

  • Charles Lee L.

    The bus leaves early morning from the HSGP Community Center and comes back in the evening. Anybody can sign up. Please note: $50 is just the bus ride. No admissions or lunch or gift shops etc. Everybody is in charge of their own money. But hanging out with fellow humanists while seeing two of Arizona finest tourist attractions should make for a memorable day. I plan on taking lots of pictures! I hope to see you there along with many others. Plenty of room.

    April 3, 2013

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