Aug 5, 2023 to Aug 12, 2023

Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness

Price: From $7,560
Duke Leaders: Dr. David Johnston PHD '04

With 30+ years of exploration in Alaska, we know when and where to go to get you up-close to Alaska’s iconic wildlife. Travel aboard the 100-guest National Geographic Quest and actively explore a land of mist-shrouded fjords, tidewater glaciers, and islands teeming with wildlife. Kayak amid glacial ice, hike an old growth forest, spend a full day in Glacier Bay National Park exploring and learning about Alaska’s rich Tlingit heritage from an on-board cultural interpreter.

Aug 3, 2022 to Aug 9, 2022

Belugas & Bears: Sentinels of the New Arctic

Price: $6,795 in double accommodations
Duke Leaders: Dr. Toddi Steelman , Dr. David Johnston PHD '04

Head north and discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba in the height of the boreal summer. This small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is known for polar bears roaming along its shoreline before they return to the pack ice in winter. In summer, polar bears share the area with more than 60,000 beluga whales that come to feed, mate, and give birth in the shallow waters of the estuary - as well as a wide variety of other wildlife. These iconic species are contending with a rapidly changing Arctic ecosystem. These changes present polar bears, belugas