Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness
Note: This alumni adventure is closed.
- June 22nd through 29th, 2008
- Registration deadline:
- Capacity: 62
- Cost: $4990.00 (plus airfare)
In addition to its picturesque beauty, Alaska’s southeast coast boasts some of the most pristine waters on earth. Voyage with geology professor Cameron Davidson through this unspoiled habitat of humpback whales, lush spruce forests, soaring bald eagles, thundering glaciers, pristine islands, and dramatic fjords. Explore the majestic Inside Passage, see the picturesque coves of Baranof Island, view up-close the sheer granite walls and spectacular waterfalls of Tracy Arm fjord, and experience local communities inextricably linked to the history of this region.
THE SHIPAboard the comfortable 62-guest expedition ship, Sea Bird, you will experience the freedom of a small ship that allows us the flexibility to follow a pod of humpback or orca whales or to go ashore and examine the flora of a particular cove. From the unique vantage of sea kayaks and motorized Zodiac landing craft, you’ll observe glaciers up close and explore remote islands off the craft.
ANIMAL LIFESearch for whales, bears, sea lions, otters, and puffins in a place where eagles outnumber people and where no two days will be alike. You’ll come away refreshed and renewed and with a much deeper understanding of the great land that is Alaska.
EXPEDITION TEAMIn addition to Davidson, a team of dedicated naturalists will tell you about the region’s wildlife, plants, native cultures, and history. They will answer your questions and help you make the most of the journey.
FACULTYCameron Davidson, associate professor of geology, has been at Carleton since 2002 and has conducted research in Alaska and northern British Columbia for the past 15 years. He has extensive field experience that includes leading a Keck Geology Consortium research program with undergraduate students near Prince Rupert, B.C. and coteaching the Carleton “Geology of Italy” program in 2005 and 2007. Davidson was a member of ACCRETE, a five-year research project funded by the National Science Foundation that brought together scientists from various disciplines to study continental growth in Southeast Alaska.
Trip facilitated by Lindblad Expeditions