Join Mother's Educational Tours for 1980

Our second season of educational tours offers you Israeli sun, Soviet herbs, and Chinese food!

| November/December 1979

We’ve gone all out to prepare an especially practical (as well as entertaining) program of educational tours for the coming year. Despite the fact that fuel prices have caused travel costs to increase, we feel that our new group of far-flung, unforgettable adventures are worth every cent you'll pay. They are, in fact, three unique experiences that you'll treasure for a lifetime!

A Solar Tour of Israel

The fuel crunch itself was the inspiration for the first of our 1980 odysseys because Israel, a land with 320 days of sunshine a year, is (as you'd imagine) by far the world's most advanced nation in terms of the development and use of practical solar technology.

With a study of that solar know-how in mind, we've joined with Michigan's Jordan College (a school that has rapidly gained national recognition for its pioneering efforts in the development of sun systems and alternate-energy academic programs) for a 10-day, $1,090 trip that will give you firsthand exposure to the latest Israeli solar developments. The trip will run from February 15 to 24, and the low price includes round-trip airfare from New York; luxury hotel accommodations in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and Tiberias (on the Sea of Galilee); breakfasts; air-conditioned coach service; and a number of guided tours.

Although there will be lots of free time to work on a winter tan at exclusive Mediterranean resorts, browse in Jerusalem's enchanting bazaars, explore Tel Aviv's intriguing night life, and wander among the antiquities of this ebullient land, you can bet our "solar studies" agenda will be jam packed.

According to your interests, you'll be able to look into residential and commercial solar installations, solar irrigation and greenhouses, solar manufacturers and retail sales, solar extraction of glycerol from saline solutions, night-operating photovoltaics, kibbutzim solar usage, extraction of potash from the Dead Sea, solar protein ponds, solar energy and the law, and sun-power research in Israeli universities. Additionally, there'll be lectures and discussions with some of the nation's top alternative-energy scientists and researchers. (Needless to say, the trip is sure to be educational, exciting, and enjoyable!)

Plants of the U.S.S.R.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS' second tour to the Soviet Union—from May 18 to June 8, and once again sponsored in cooperation with the Citizen Exchange Corps—begins in Leningrad, a metropolis that's a museum in itself. Once we've marveled at the incredible art treasures found in the ancient city, the tour's theme of "Medicinal Herbs and Wild Plants of the U.S.S.R." will begin to emerge as we travel to semi-tropical Sukhumi, a Black Sea resort that's famous for its botanical gardens, profusion of flowers, and remarkably vibrant centenarians.

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