Aug 3, 2022 to Aug 9, 2022

Belugas & Bears: Sentinels of the New Arctic

Price: $6,795 in double accommodations
Duke Leaders: Dean Toddi Steelman , Dr. Andy Read

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