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PORT ARANSAS, TEXAS

Exploring the Gulf Coast: Whooping Cranes, Marine Life, King Ranch

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Program #7353ENZ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
For over 70 years The University of Texas Marine Science Institute has been a leader in marine research, education and outreach. Sail aboard the university research vessel and observe abundant marine life and birds along the nutrient rich coastal bays and hear about ongoing marine research. Take a journey inland to the King Ranch, the largest ranch in the United States where birds and wildlife abound. Your trip would not be complete until you cruise along the intracoastal waterway to the Aransas Wildlife Refuge to see endangered whooping cranes in their winter habitat.


Highlights

• Participate in a hands-on research cruise aboard a University research and sample the rich diversity of marine life in the coastal bays and estuaries.
• View magnificent endangered Whooping Cranes, America’s tallest birds, in their natural winter habitat at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
• Take a short ride inland to legendary King Ranch with over 1,000,000 acres of land and view an abundance of birds and wildlife. Travel along backroads to look for green jays, vermilion flycatchers, javelinas, alligators and deer.

Program Notes

So you can get the most out of your experience, all of our Birding programs have a maximum participant-to-instructor ratio of 14:1. Road Scholar birding programs are conducted in accordance with the American Birding Association’s Code of Ethics. Learn more at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html

Activity Notes

Walking up to a mile.

Coordinated by University of Texas Marine Science Institute.


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4 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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