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TRA 191 Falkland Islands and Southern Andes: Their Wildlife and Scenic Splendour

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Course Description

The Falkland Islands are a cluster of wave-sculpted isles 350 kilometers east of Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America.  Bathed by cold fertile waters, the Falklands are a mecca for nature lovers.  A recent tourism brochure justifiably boasts that the Falkland Islands is a destination “where nature is still in charge”.  One of the most remarkable features of the islands is the inspiring array of wildlife – gargantuan elephant seals, quarrelsome sea lions, unruly penguin colonies, sleek Commerson’s dolphins, and pods of predatory killer whales to name just a few.  The greatest delight in visiting the Falklands is that the wildlife is extremely tame and easy to observe.  Where else can you walk to within a few meters of raucous penguins, elegant albatrosses and super-sized seal pups without them moving away.  In fact, some of the animals, including the penguins, will even investigate you as a harmless curiosity.

We have included four days in Chile’s Parque National Torres del Paine in the southern Andes with its breathtaking mountain scenery, herds of wild guanacos, and predatory pumas and you have a nature traveller’s ultimate destination.     

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  TRA 191 - 001 Falkland Islands and Southern Andes: Their Wildlife and Scenic Splendour  
  Fall 2017   Status:  Available
Class:   Wed 7:00PM - 9:30PM
11 Oct 2017 to 18 Oct 2017
Field Trip:   26 Oct 2017 to 16 Nov 2017
Number of Sessions: 2 Sessions
Hours: 50.00
Course Fees:   Fee before GST non-credit    1500.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Section Fees:
Travel Costs 15200.00
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Travel Study
Instructor(s): Dr. Wayne Lynch
  Section Notes:  

Travel costs - air, land, transportation and other non-tuition expenses - are $15,200, based on double occupancy. Single supplement for Chile is an additional $700. 

Single supplement is not available on Falklands portion of the trip.

NO ONLINE REGISTRATIONS. Please call (403) 220-2952 to register.


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