Dates

August 12 to 18, 2019

Starting Price

$3,995 + Air + Taxes; Singles $5,995

Deposit per Person

$850

6 Days
Land
Orbridge
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Questions?

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Trip Highlights

Head north and discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba. This small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is known for hosting polar bears in the fall. During summer, visitors have the opportunity to spot for polar bears along the local shores—swimming and walking around the rocks and wildflowers—before they return to the pack ice when it forms in early winter. Summertime is also when the bears share the area with more than 60,000 beluga whales—who come to feed, mate, and give birth in the shallow waters—as well as a wide variety of other wildlife. Come and see this annual exhibition that can only be found here in the Canadian north, and meet the local people who call it home. Pioneering spirits and welcoming smiles are waiting for you.

Shared departure: this departure is shared with other universities.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada / Assiniboine Park Zoo

Welcome to Canada! Join fellow travelers for a warm welcome, then step out for a special evening reception in the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s underwater viewing tunnels. Observe polar bears and seals as they swim in the crystal clear pools above you. A three-course meal with wine is served under the dancing Northern Lights, in the Aurora Borealis Theatre. Following dinner, enjoy a presentation on the magnificent polar bears.
Overnight: Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites (R,D)

Day 2

Winnipeg / Churchill / Cultural and Heritage Tour

Arrive in beautiful Churchill after a morning flight and transfer to the Lazy Bear Lodge. Enjoy a Cultural and Heritage tour where you’ll have guided site visits of the town’s waterfront area, Miss Piggy Plane Crash, Polar Bear “Jail,” and Cape Merry.
Overnight: Lazy Bear Lodge (B,L,D)

Full Itinerary
Meet Your Trip Host

Kati Bauer

Kati is the Senior Counselor to the Vice Provost for Academic Innovation. In her role, she works with all the Vice Provost’s units (the Office of Academic Innovation, the Center for Research in Learning and Teaching, and the Duderstadt Center) in a variety of capacities that include: gathering research, drafting policies and procedures, organizing and staffing searches and review committees, staffing various other high-level committees, providing financial and procedural advice, working with internal audit, and providing context and advice to the Vice Provost.

In her spare time, Kati is a Design Manager for Hoola Jewelry, a small direct sales company that originated in Chelsea, Michigan. She also reads, quilts, loves walking her dogs, and attending UM football games. She holds a degree in Construction Management, occasionally working with her husband’s business, James Bauer Construction. She is a member of Ann Arbor Rotary and Chelsea Business Networking International. Kati is also a licensed notary.

Kati is married, has two grown sons, two daughters-in-love, and five grandchildren. She claims that nothing is better than snuggling her grandbabies, although traveling comes close.

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Dates

August 12 to 18, 2019

Starting Price

$3,995 + Air + Taxes; Singles $5,995

Deposit per Person

$850

6 Days
Land
Orbridge
Learn about Travel Insurance

Questions?

Call Alumni Travel at 855.764.0064