Financial Information
Fees and Refund

The total fee for each program is$ 1080.00. Reservations for a place in a specific program requires a deposit of $ 250.00. The balance of $ 830.00, plus the $ 180.00 fee for selecting a single room is due April 15, 2001. Deposits, minus a $ 50.00 administrative fee, are refundable until April 15. Refunds after April 15 will be made only if the program is filled and there is a replacement on a waiting list.

Each field program has a capacity of 45 participants, five faculty, and one staff coordinator. About 12 local speakers and field hosts will provide interesting insights into the areas that we visit. The fee covers all faculty and speaker costs, administrative costs, the production and distribution of the course reader, and production and distribution of a comprehensive field guide. Also included are transportation costs, entry fees, all breakfast and lunches (and ice cream stops), and lodging based on double occupancy of rooms.

Payment may be check or money order. To pay by credit card, provide the card type, the full name on the card, the number, and the expiration date in the places provided in the data sheet.

Deposits, balances and participants data sheets (which will be sent once we have been contacted) should be mailed to:      Southwest Institute / NMMNHF - P.O. Box 3986 -                                           Albuquerque, NM 87190-3986

For additional information call or FAX: SWI    (505) 232-8286                                                                      email:

Thursday Afternoon Field Options

Additional fees will be charged at time of service to participants for several of the Thursday afternoon field options. Reservations will be called in on the day of the lecture program.

Three-hour horseback trail ride: $ 45.00 if under ten reservations, and $ 40.00 if between ten and twenty.

Mountain bikes: Full suspension bikes, $ 25.00 for two hours and $ 40.00 for four hours.

Horse and Wagon Hay Ride: One hour for $ 10.00 per person if there is sufficient interest.

People who do not sign up for these activities will have the non fee options of hiking for three hours to viewpoints in the Springerville Volcanic field or in walking around the divide lakes at the Sunrise Resorts of the White Mountains. Otherwise people may select to relax at the place of lodging or go shopping or gambling at nearby facilities in Pinto.

Cancellation Policy
If registration is insufficient for any program six weeks prior to its scheduled operation, the course will be canceled. If space is available, registrants will be invited to switch to another program. Registrants will receive a full refund if there is a cancellation.
Lecture Only
Each lecture program has additional seating for the general public who are unable to attend the field program. The fee is $ 50.00 for person who are not a member of the Natural History Foundation and $ 25.00 for members. The fee includes a copy of the course readings. Due to limited seating, the Lecture Only fee must be submitted by June first.
Financial Assistance
Financial assistant is available for New Mexico teachers who can show financial need. Indicate so on the data sheet or contact Shirley (505) 232-8286 for additional information. Limited fee reductions are also available for teachers from the study area who can show financial need.