Field Trip Info for Registration

 

When booking travel for the 2018 DOPE Conference, please remember that all field trips occur THURSDAY, February 21. Lunch is included in the price of most field trips. Start and end times of field trips are subject to reasonable changes; you will be notified as soon as any changes are made.

 

If you are interested in a field trip that has already reached capacity, please email us at ukpewg@gmail.com to be added to the waitlist. Please include your name (as it appears in registration) and the field trip you would like to attend, and we will contact you with your place on the waitlist and with any updates to your status as the conference approaches. 

 

Please note: There are two trips for the Spirit of Kentucky Bourbon Tour: 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM.

Please note: Refund requests will be honored with a full refund until January 15, 2019. There will be no refunds for field trips after this date due to administrative and ticket costs. 

Landscapes of Eastern Kentucky Tour

@ Little Elk Mine & Robinson Forest

 

Thursday, February 21

8:00 AM 5:00 PM

 

This year we take a twist on the Mountaintop Removal (MTR) Tour and travel to the eastern Kentucky coalfields of Little Elk Mine (aka Starfire) and Robinson Forest. Participants will visit the Little Elk mountaintop removal surface mine and discuss the challenges of natural environmental recovery of previous MTR lands. Next, we will take a trip to University of Kentucky’s Robinson Forest, an experimental forest used for research and education on invasive species removal, soil decompaction, native tree planting, and habitat restoration of a previously mined landscape. Lunch is included and will be provided at the Robinson Forest campsite. Please, contact Evan Batty at (batty.e92@gmail.com) with questions and/or dietary restrictions.

 

Visit the Robinson Forest website here: https://forestry.ca.uky.edu/robinson-forest

 

Find out more about restoring mined lands at Robinson Forest here: https://issuu.com/greenforestswork/docs/2015-2017_comprehensive_robinson_re

 

Cost: $40/person

Limit: 11

The Spirit of Kentucky Bourbon Tour (CANCELLED)
@ Bourbon Pompeii

 

Thursday, February 21

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

 

Each year, Bourbon Archaeologist, Nicolas Laracuente, gives us insight into the history of the bourbon industry in Kentucky. We will tour recently opened Bourbon Pompeii at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. Here, visitors can walk over vats and ruins of the O.F.C. distillery, where whiskey was made more than 100 years ago. Afterward, we will head over for an official tour of the Buffalo Trace Distillery, which will end with free samples of Buffalo Trace bourbons and spirits produced on site! The tour involves plenty of walking, climbing of stairs, and catwalks, so, comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes are recommended. Lunch is included and will be provided at the Jack Jouett House Historic site prior to the tour. Please, contact Sophonie Bazile (sba295@uky.edu) with questions and/or dietary restrictions. Registrants must be 21+ to sample bourbons and spirits.

 

Learn more about the Buffalo Trace Distillery here: https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/

 

Read about Bourbon Pompeii here: https://30daysofkentuckyarchaeology.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/weekendatbourbonpompeii/

 

Cost:$25/person

Limit: 20

The Spirit of Kentucky Bourbon Tour

@ Bourbon Pompeii

 

Thursday, February 21

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 

Each year, Bourbon Archaeologist, Nicolas Laracuente, gives us insight into the history of the bourbon industry in Kentucky. We will tour recently opened Bourbon Pompeii at Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. Here, visitors can walk over vats and ruins of the O.F.C. distillery, where whiskey was made more than 100 years ago. Afterward, we will head over for an official tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery, which will end with free samples of Buffalo Trace bourbons and spirits produced on site! The tour involves plenty of walking, climbing of stairs, and catwalks, so, comfortable clothes and closed toed shoes are recommended. Lunch is included and will be provided at the Jack Jouett House Historic site prior to the tour. Please, contact Sophonie Bazile (sba295@uky.edu) with questions and/or dietary restrictions. Registrants must be 21+ to sample bourbons and spirits.

 

Learn more about Buffalo Trace Distillery here: https://www.buffalotracedistillery.com/

 

Read about Bourbon Pompeii here: https://30daysofkentuckyarchaeology.wordpress.com/2017/09/15/weekendatbourbonpompeii/

 

Cost:$25/person

Limit: 20

Fish & Greens Aquaponics Tour

@ West Sixth FoodChain

 

Thursday, February 21
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 

Visit the indoor aquaponics system — the first of its kind in Kentucky — at West Sixth FoodChain in Lexington! The aquaponics system is used to grow tilapia and greens in a recirculating system that uses the waste from one organism as the feed for the other. Learn all about this innovative and sustainable way of growing food as well as how FoodChain, a young nonprofit, is using it as a way of reconnecting people with their food via education and demonstration. The tour will last about an hour. After the tour, we'll have lunch at West Sixth Smithtown Seafood serving seafood, burgers, and salads, and featuring beers from West Sixth Brewing. Registrants are responsible for the cost of their own lunch and must be 21+ to order beers. Please, contact Sophonie Bazile (sba295@g.uky.edu) with any questions.

Learn more about FoodChain here: http://foodchainlex.org/

 

See Smithtown's menu here: http://bit.ly/2qczE1g

 

Cost: $15/person

Limit: 20