Discover Southeast Alaska

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JUL. 5-12, 2019 From $3,495
Sitka, Glacier National Park, Auke Bay, Tracy Arm, Juneau
Aboard Admiralty Dream UCLA Faculty on Tour Activity Level: Moderate Hide This
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Discover Southeast Alaska

JUL. 5-12, 2019
Sitka, Glacier National Park, Auke Bay, Tracy Arm, Juneau
Aboard Admiralty Dream

The awesome forces of nature are on full display in Alaska—mountains eroded by massive glaciers, icebergs crowding aquamarine seas, and the cycles of plants and animals compressed into the scant weeks of an exuberant arctic summer. Spend eight days navigating the waterways of the Inside Passage aboard the 66-passenger Admiralty Dream and witness wildlife up close from its kayaks and skiffs. Learn about Alaska’s culture at a traditional Tlingit dance performance, current ice field research at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and industry with a visit to a salmon hatchery. With skilled expedition leaders by your side, encounter its abundant wildlife, magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s ancient cultures.

Cost: From $3,495
Orbridge
Activity Level: Moderate
Faster pace, substantial distances covered, long walks, city walking tours over uneven walking surfaces and stair climbing.

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Phil Rundel
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Phil Rundel is Distinguished Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Director of the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden. His fields of research and teaching at UCLA include conservation biology, fire management, and the ecology of forest ecosystems. He is a fifth generation Californian with an undergraduate degree from Pomona College and a Master’s and Ph.D. from Duke University. His long career has included comparative studies of southeastern Alaskan ecosystems with Patagonian ecosystems in southern Chile and their similar glacial topography. He has worked broadly as a consultant with National Park Service and other agencies in developing scientifically based programs of resource management for forest and shrubland ecosystems.

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $850 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Orbridge. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.