Around the World in 90 Minutes

 Alternate Thursdays • 2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m. • Mackey Auditorium

Coordinators: Janice Jeng and Pete Lech

Antarctica by way of Argentina

Around the World January 24

Travel to the southernmost city in the world with a stop along the way before crossing the Drake Passage and setting foot on Antarctica during WWII and how life goes on in a harsh but beautiful environment.  We will also take a side trip to sunny Cataratas to Iguacu (one of the world’s greatest waterfalls) after returning from the icy visit to Antarctica’s White Wilderness.

Instructor:   Tom Toby


Alaska: Small Ship Cruise and Train to Denali

February 7

Wildlife abounds on this trip to Alaska.  We travelled by train from Fairbanks to Denali National Park where we encountered moose, grizzly, caribou, Dall sheep, and an Arctic fox.  After taking the train to Anchorage and a plane hop to Juneau and the Mendenhall glacier, we spent a week aboard a 66 passenger ship visiting Glacier Bay National Park, kayaking with sea otters and a bear on the shore, and seeing raptors and more bears in Sitka.  We had the special treat of seeing up close a pod of humpback whales performing bubble net feeding. We wrapped up with an inflatable boat trip among icebergs calved from Lower Sawyer glacier at Tracy Arm Fjord.

Instructor:   Rick Hearn and Susan Hanna


Macedonia-Ukraine: Building a Home, Finding a Home

February 21

Instructor: Ron Baesler


Utah National Parks

March 7

Utah is a state with immense beauty and home to five National Parks and a number of National Monuments.  We will visit Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in this first program  Come back in two weeks to see more of these Utah Parks.

Instructor : Dick Clements

Utah National Parks, Continued

March 21

Today we will continue our visits to Utah’s National Parks and Monuments.  We will see Capitol Reef, Canyolands and Arches National Parks and Cedar Breaks and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.  I hope my photography encourages you to visit these spectacular places.

Instructor : Dick Clements