Program Details

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS: - 14 day expedition – 5 days liveaboard, 5 days at the base camp on Isla San Jose, 4 days at the Hotel Catedral - Snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, wildlife encounters, astronomy, cultural interactions, wildlife conservation projects.
La Paz, Mexico
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

The goal, to develop field opportunities that bring students and universities together to promote global internationalization through higher education, research and innovation and is the result of a unique partnership between Panterra, local landowners, remote communities and scientists from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur at La Paz (UABCS).

This expedition gives students field experience in earth and marine science and the chance to work alongside scientists from UABCS. Students will be required to present a post-expedition briefing highlighting one or more aspects of the trip that interested them and will receive a Certificate of Achievement upon successful completion. 

This extraordinary opportunity allows participants to be part of a 10-year project studying the speciation and earth science of Isla San José, the 6th-largest island in Mexico and the waters of the southern Gulf of California. 

Panterra has been granted exclusive access to Isla San José, which is the only privately-owned island in the Espiritu Santo Archipelago National Park.

Setting Description:
The Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez): The natural beauty of the Gulf of California creates a striking scene of rugged islands with high cliffs and sandy beaches, contrasted by stark reflections of the desert and brilliant surrounding turquoise waters. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this protected area offers a world-class, natural, outdoor laboratory for investigating speciation. Almost all major oceanographic processes that occur on the planet occur here, providing a unique learning opportunity. The landscape, which is 75% marine and 25% terrestrial, ranges from a variety of pelagic and benthic environments to coral reefs, mudflats, coastal wetlands, desert and deciduous forests. The extraordinary flora and fauna that inhabit this unique ecosystem is a global priority for biodiversity conservation. Our Field Study Research Stations are used exclusively for studying both terrestrial and marine environments.
2195.00 USD.

Additional Program Information

Expedition offered to grade 12 graduates, teachers/professors, college students, undergraduates and Citizen Science.