04 – 20 February 2022
Expert-Guided Field Trip
Our itinerary leads us from Los Angeles to San Diego, where we visit the famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. From San Diego we continue east and cross impressive desert landscapes, encounter bizarre rock formations, salt-encrusted areas and mud-spitting geysers but also learn about the consequences of dam breaks, agriculture and tourism before we explore the unique landscape, fauna and flora of the Joshua Tree National Park.
Back in Los Angeles we take a day off that can be used to visit Universal Studios, stroll through Hollywood, hang out in Griffith Park or Santa Monica and Venice Beach.
Continuing along Highway 1 north we meet seals, sea lions, sea otters, and visit elephant seals in mating season. In Monterey we take a look at what is probably the best aquarium in the world and check out its numerous conservation projects and the “kelp forest”. Whale watching in Monterey Bay is optional and after visiting wetlands and the redwoods, there will still be some time left to explore San Francisco.
- adaptations to extreme environments
- life in a desert
- threats to & conservation of endangered species
- local conservation projects
- San Diego Zoo & Safari Park
- Joshua Tree National Park
- humans & wildlife
- coastal estuaries
- seals, sealions, and elephant seals
- sea otters & the kelp forest
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- San Francisco Bay
ECTS accredited with several universities
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