If you've been thinking about joining the 2015 TIGHAR-Betchart Expeditions trip to Nikumaroro (also sponsored by AAAS Travels, Sigma Xi Expeditions, and the Planetary Society), now is about your last chance; there are only six cabins left to charter.
The trip will stage out of Fiji and feature stops at several islands besides Niku, with about four days at our favorite atoll itself. We plan to spend some time in the remains of the colonial village and at the Seven Site, as well as the site where shoe parts were found in 1991. The activity I'm most looking forward to is an archaeologically controlled search of the village site's eroding shoreline, where airplane parts have been found in the past -- washing out of the village, washing up from the reef, or both; we just might find some more. We'll also have exciting(?) lectures at sea by Ric Gillespie, other TIGHAR experts, and me.
Hope you can join us, but if you want to you'd best act fast. Go to http://www.betchartexpeditions.com/aus-nz_amelia_earhart.htm for more information and to reserve a cabin.