HAWAII “Big Island” • OAHU • KAUAI
April 6-16, 2022
We invite you to join us as we explore the botanical
wonders of Hawaii, with leadership by two excellent
Hawaii is one of the most botanically rich locations
in the world! It has more than 25,000 species of plants,
nearly half of which exist only in the Hawaiian Islands.
The state is also famous for its subtropical weather,
mild ocean breezes, Polynesian culture, and diverse
bird and marine species.
The Hawaiian archipelago
has existed for tens of millions
of years and was colonized by
wind blown seeds and insects,
migrating birds, and floating
vegetation washing on shore.
From these random beginnings
the natural world evolved. It is
beautiful, unique, and a true
Hawaii offers the inquisitive
traveler many opportunities to
see native flora and fauna in
forest reserves and in the national and state parks.
Botanic gardens, arboreta, and estates focus in part
on preserving native species and, in some cases,
endangered species propagation. The gardens also
are wonderful places to see tropical trees, bushes,
and flowers from all over the world.
On this botanical adventure, we will explore the
finest botanical gardens on the island of Oahu, the Big
Island of Hawaii, and the Garden Island of Kauai,
including the geological marvels and native Hawaiian
trees, plants, and birds at Hawaii Volcano National
Park. Majestic Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park
will be a delight. From the brilliant red i’iwi bird to the
Koa and Kukui trees, Hawaii is filled with natural
wonders for you to discover!
Come join us for lifelong memories of these
Margaret M. Betchart
President, Betchart Expeditions Inc.
for AAAS, Sigma Xi, and ACS
$4,845 plus air