Tour the Mississippi Delta with Us!

The Environment and Culture of the Mississippi Delta

8 days / 7 nights
March 24-April 1, 2018

(Registration is closed.)

The Mississippi Delta is a vernacular region1 in the northwest quadrant of Mississippi. Author David Cohn defines it as such: "The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg.2"  It is a region shaped by cotton, slavery, the rivers (and thousands of years of annual floods), music, food, culture, and so much more!

This trip is in conjunction with the UW-Stevens Point class "The Environment and Culture of the Mississippi Delta". We will visit Memphis, Greenwood, Clarksdale, Natchez, Indianola, Oxford, Vicksburg, Moorhead, Tunica, and more.

Topics include Civil Rights, control of the river, slavery, the role of cotton, The Blues, southern foods, history, economic development, The Civil War, etc.

We will travel for 8 days/7 nights during Spring Break (March 24 to April 1, 2018 – exact dates to be determined). Transportation is by luxury motor coach, and lodging is in hotels. Also included are: museum entrance fees, gratuities (bus driver and housekeeping), and some meals.

Join us on a life-changing trip where you will not only learn about The Mississippi Delta, you will learn to love the Mississippi Delta!

1 "An area defined by local, ordinary folks' subjective perceptions reflecting their feelings & images about key place characteristics."
2 Cohn, David. 1935. God Shakes Creation

Trip Leader

Lisa Theo

Lisa has led trips to the Mississippi Delta for over 15 years. She is an expert on Rural Development and Community Change. Her research interests include: race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and challenges at the urban/rural interface.

Mississippi Delta Trip - Photo of Jazz/Blues Musicians Playing Mississippi Delta Trip - Fish fry plate during stop at a restaurant




Registration is closed.

If interested, please email Lisa Theo to be added to the mailing list for next year's trip at

​Trip Cost

Cost (per
  Single Occupancy $2,275*
  Double Occupancy $1,750*

Payment Schedule

  • $300 upon registration (non-refundable deposit)
  • $500 due January 5, 2018
  • $500 due February 5, 2018
  • Final payment* of $200-$775* due on March 5, 2018

*Costs are approximate, final costs determined by the number of participants.


Luxury Motor Coach Transportation
Museum Entrance Fees
Tour Guides
2 Group Meals
Breakfast each day (provided by hotels)
Housekeeping Gratuities
Travel Handbook.

Not Included

Extra Activities, Meals, and Drinks
Extra Purchases (souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, and lodging sundries)
Local Optional Transportation
Laundry Services
Travel Insurance

Please Note

Should you choose to fly in/out of Memphis to meet the group (at your own expense), we encourage you to purchase travel insurance. Be advised we will not change the schedule to accomodate flight delays/cancellations.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing to Your deposit is non-refundable. Cancellations made prior to February 5, 2018 are refundable (minus your deposit), Cancellations made after February 5, 2018 are non-refundable.

Contact Information

Registration and payment questions, please contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach at 715-346-3838 or

For questions regarding trip logistics, please contact Lisa Theo at