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2022 Virtual Summer Travel Series

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August 10 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

You’re invited to join our virtual Summer Travel Series and explore fascinating research sites with Leakey Foundation scientists as your guides.

Support a good cause while you learn from top experts, tour places the public will never get to visit, and “Zoom” to the far corners of the world from the comfort of your own home.

This exclusive opportunity is only available to the first 90 registrants. 

All proceeds from this series will go towards The Leakey Foundation’s Baldwin Fellowship program.

All donations will be quadruple-matched!

Virtual Tour Itinerary

Wednesday, June 22 – Georgia with Dr. Martha Tappen
5:00 pm PT – 7:00 pm CT – 8:00 pm ET 

Saturday, July 16 Egypt with Dr. Hesham Sallam and Dr. Erik Seiffert
10:00 am PT – 12:00 pm CT – 1:00 pm ET

Wednesday, August 10Mongolia  with Dr. Arina Khatsenovich and Dr. John Olsen 
5:00 pm PT – 7:00 pm CT – 8:00 pm ET 


These programs are complimentary for Leakey Foundation Fellows, but those who make a “First Class” donation of $250 will receive access to the three live programs and one care package* of treats from the countries you will visit. 

100% of your donation will go to The Leakey Foundation’s Baldwin Fellowship Campaign. All donations will be quadrupled*. The Baldwin Fellowship helps students from under-resourced countries attend graduate school and achieve their dreams of becoming a scientist.

*Our sincere thanks to our generous sponsors who will quadruple all donations up to $22,500: the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Mike Smith, Jeanne Newman, Alice Corning, Don Dana, and Ann and Jorge Leis.


FAQ

Join us from the comfort of your own home for our virtual Summer Travel Series. Virtual “tours” are 60 minutes and will be hosted online so you can join us from anywhere in the world!  

When do I receive login details? Link to watch?

You will receive the link before the virtual tour. You will also receive reminder links on the day of the event. If you do not see the link in your inbox, be sure to check your spam/junk folder. 

Am I able to ask questions or interact with the scientists?

Yes! Our virtual tours are interactive, and we hope you will participate.

What is the cost?

These are donation-based programs. We suggest a $250 donation to participate in all three live programs, although you may donate any amount to support the Baldwin Fellowship program. All donations will be quadrupled, and your gift is tax-deductible. (See the ticket section for other ways to participate.)

Will the Summer Travel Series Tours be recorded?

Yes. (See the ticket section for details on accessing the Tour videos.)

Ticket Types 

$250 First Class Donation- for June 22, July 16, and August 10 programs 

  • One country care package mailed to your home* 
  • Zoom access to 3 live programs
  • Video links for 3 recorded programs (one week after each live program)
  • Opportunity to engage with world-class scholars
  • Your tax-deductible donation is quadrupled
  • 100% of your donation (ticket cost) goes to the Baldwin Fellowship program

$100 Donation for June 22 only

  • Zoom access to the June 22 live program
  • Video link for the recorded program (one week after live program)
  • Opportunity to engage with world-class scholars
  • Your tax-deductible donation is quadrupled
  • 100% of your donation (ticket cost) goes to the Baldwin Fellowship program

$100 Donation for July 16 only

  • Zoom access to the July 16 live program
  • Video link for the recorded program (one week after live program)
  • Opportunity to engage with world-class scholars
  • Your tax-deductible donation is quadrupled
  • 100% of your donation (ticket cost) goes to the Baldwin Fellowship program

$100 Donation for August 10 only

  • Zoom access to the August 10 live program
  • Video link for the recorded program (one week after live program)
  • Opportunity to engage with world-class scholars
  • Your tax-deductible donation is quadrupled
  • 100% of your donation (ticket cost) goes to the Baldwin Fellowship

$30 Donation

  • Online links for 3 program videos (one week after each live event)
  • Your tax-deductible donation is quadrupled
  • 100% of your donation (ticket cost) goes to the Baldwin Fellowship

*Care packages are only available for shipping within the US. They will be shipped Priority USPS, and The Leakey Foundation does not guarantee the package will arrive before the first program.