Lewis, Clark, and You!

A Junior Enrichment Experience for North Carolina Teaching Fellows


May 14-17, 2004



Friday, May 14

Noon Lunch and orientation

2-5 p.m. Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Festival

6 p.m. Dinner

8 p.m. Free time


Saturday, May 15

8 a.m. Breakfast

9 a.m.-noon Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition

Noon Lunch

2-5 p.m. St. Louis Science Center 

6 p.m. Dinner

8 p.m. Free time


Sunday, May 16

8 a.m. Breakfast
9-11 a.m. Hiking on Katy Trail
Noon Lunch at Laclede’s Landing

2-4 p.m. Gateway Arch and Museum of Westward Expansion

6 p.m. Dinner

8 p.m. Free time


Monday, May 17

8 a.m. Breakfast
10 a.m. Rides to airport



Ellen Hotaling

Elliot Lunsford

Kristin Neal

Kelly Owen

Rebecca Price



Mark and Lisa Canada

Home: 910.277.0714

Cell: 910.280.0128


Updated May 10, 2004
Canada, 2004


On May 14, 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out on one of the most daring, exciting, and important journeys in history.  Braving bears, mosquitoes, snow, sickness, rapids, and mountains, they covered thousands of miles between St. Louis and the Pacific Ocean.  By the time they returned in September 1806, some of their countrymen had given them up for dead.  They had not only survived, but mapped a large part of the West, collected specimens of species unknown in the East, formed alliances with Native American tribes, chronicled their adventures in volumes of journals, and made their names household words for years to come.


On May 14, 2004, we will gather in St. Louis, Missouri, for a Junior Enrichment Experience celebrating the Lewis and Clark expedition.  During this experience, we will see a re-enactment of their launch and more at the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Festival, watch an IMAX movie about the expedition, view Lewis & Clark: The National Bicentennial Exhibition, and hike the Katy Trail alongside the Missouri River.  We also will visit St. Louis’s famous Gateway Arch, the Museum of Westward Expansion, the St. Louis Science Center, and Laclede’s Landing.  In your free time, you will have the opportunity to take a riverboat cruise, catch a Cardinals baseball game, or visit one of the city’s other attractions, such as the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Zoo, or the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.


We suggest that you pack the following:

Luggage: Casual clothes, walking or running shoes, sweat shirt or lightweight jacket, swimsuit, ball cap, rain gear, toiletries, prescription medications, alarm clock, space for souvenirs

Daypack: Sunglasses, wristwatch, student ID, camera with your name and address on it, cash for souvenirs and incidentals


We will stay at the Comfort Suites (1400 S. 5th St., St. Charles, MO, 636.949.0694).


You will need to make your own travel arrangements to get to St. Louis, Missouri, our starting point.  If you are planning to fly into and out of St. Louis, please e-mail us right away with your flight information, particularly the times of arrival and departure, so that we can arrange transportation from the airport to our hotel on Friday and then back to the airport on Monday.


The cost of this trip is $325 per person. Your North Carolina Teaching Fellow scholarship covers $250 of this cost, so you need to come up with $75. This sum covers hotel accommodations, travel around St. Louis, all of your meals, our expenses for accompanying you, and admission to all attractions on the itinerary, except for optional attractions you choose to attend during free time. 


As an English professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, I love to learn.  I also love to travel.  Over the past several years, I have sponsored Junior Enrichment Experiences in Philadelphia, Boston, Colonial Williamsburg, and New Orleans. 

When I am not traveling, I live in Laurinburg, North Carolina, with my wife, Lisa, and our two children, 5-year-old Esprit and 2-year-old Will.  In addition to raising Essie and Will, Lisa runs a catering business and does public relations for our town’s downtown district.  If would like to learn more about our lives and travels, please feel free to visit our Web site (http://www.uncp.edu/home/canada).