99th Annual Meeting
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, California
June 12 - 15, 2018

Eduational Field Trips

All Educational Field Trips (EFTs) are open to meeting registrants and members of their families. Due to limited space, advance registration is required for all EFTs. Reservation and payment of EFT fee(s) is included on the Advance Registration Form. NOTE: A $10 Educational Field Trip registration fee will be added to the cost of the first EFT for each person not registered for the meeting. Non-registrants pay this fee only once, regardless of whether they participate in one or moreEFTs.

All Educational Field Trips depart from a location to be announced, shown on this campus MAP.

A full refund will be granted if a field trip is cancelled by the Division. If a registrant cancels via e-mail or written notification received in the Pacific Division office no later than 1 June 2018, the registrant will receive a refund of the paid fee(s) less a $15 processing charge. Credit card refunds are subject to an additional 3.5% charge on the entire original billing to help cover the fees the Division pays to the credit card companies.

Tuesday, 12 June


Saturday, 16 June

Educational Field Trips

Saturday, 16 June.
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Website: click HERE

Organized and led by Ms. Joan Horvath (Nonscriptum LL,Pasadena, CA and member of the Pacific Division Council; joan@nonscriptum.com).

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. Each year, The Huntington:
  • Provides 1,700 scholars with access to a world-class collection of rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, paintings, prints, sculpture, and decorative arts; Awards $1.85 million in fellowships (through a peer-review process) to scholars for advanced humanities research;
  • Educates thousands of schoolchildren and their teachers in art, history, literature, and botanical science through special tours and programs;
  • Organizes special exhibitions to enhance the visitor experience, interpret the collections, and facilitate learning; and
  • Hosts more than 750,000 visitors.
Ms. Horvath is a docent at the Huntington, and regularly leads visitors on tours of the botanical gardens, which she has offered to do for our group during this visit. The plan is to meet Ms. Horvath at a prearranged spot at the Huntington (details will be provided for those taking this tour of the facility) by 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning, whereupon she will lead everyone on a roughly 1.5 hour tour of the botanical gardens. Following will be free time for as long as you wish to explore the 120 acres or so of grounds and facilities. Here’s the catch: Although the Pacific Division is making this opportunity available, we will not be providing any transportation to or from the event. Neither, though, will there be any up front charge for this event. All details for getting to and from the Huntington and any expenses incurred will be up to those participating.

It is recommended that participants in this field trip review the Huntington Library website, http://www.huntington.org, to become oriented to the facility. A map showing the Huntington grounds and discussing accessibility may be downloaded by clicking here. Please note that most of the grounds are accessible by wheelchair but a few trails are steep and/or have stairs. Refer to the Huntington map to distinguish between those types of trails. Audio tours and other programs about the Huntington may be found by searching iTunesU for “The Huntington.” No food is allowed on the premises. However, there are several places inside the Huntington grounds where food may be purchased, such as the Rose Garden Café, which offers a wide variety of sandwiches and grilled items such as hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, fish tacos, and quesadillas, all made to order, entree salads with fruit or fresh mixed greens, homemade soups, chili, freshly baked goods including muffins, scones, turnovers, brownies, and cookies. Another option is the Chinese Garden Tea Shop, as well as food carts. All food purchases are on your own, and may be purchased with cash or credit card.

Be sure to come prepared for our time at the Huntington with comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and water. It can be hot, particularly in the Cactus Garden!

Sign-ups for this event will be taken at the Registration Desk during the Cal Poly Pomona meeting. The number of participants is limited to 20, so please be sure that you have all details worked out and that you will attend before signing up!

Cost: Admission to the Huntington, paid at the door. Price depends on the ages of the participants. Current pricing is youth (4 – 11): $13; adult (19 – 64): $29; and senior (65+): $24. Transportation and meals are on your own. Sign up for the tour att the meeting Registration Desk; no advance sign-ups will be taken.




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