The Hawthorne Foundation for Education and Research has created the Great Basin Institute to conduct educational studies in the Great Basin National Park.

Tours and field studies in the park, the most recently designated in the country, will be conducted by Robert Sar Waite, a member of the institute. He workd for 25 years to convince Congress the Great Basin area should be preserved and protected as a park.College and high school credits can be earned for Hawthorne Universiyt and Hawthrone Academy.

The park contains some of the oldest living things on Earth, such as Great Basin bristlecone pines. The Lehman Caves limestone formations are easily accessible.

For information and schedules of field studies, call the institute, 155 E. 3300 South, 485-1801.