Caribbean/Panama Canal
The Southern Caribbean and Panama Canal: A Journey Through History and Nature
Come explore the Southern Caribbean and learn about its colonial architecture, natural monuments and a world-renowned cathedral. Plus, make a partial transit of the Panama Canal!
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Program No. 15591RJ
12 days
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12 days
11 nights
32 meals
11B 10L 11D
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At a Glance

Discover the interplay of humans and nature in the Caribbean, learn about efforts to conserve the natural wonders of Costa Rica and make a partial transit of the Panama Canal, observing the operation of its busy locks and delving into the story of one of history’s greatest feats of engineering.
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On Your Feet
Walking unassisted up to one hour at a time. Wheelchairs prohibited due to docking methods.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • View colorful fish and coral on a Glass Bottom boat ride off the coast of Half Moon Caye.
  • Enjoy an expert-led walking excursion in Willemstad and explore the Hato Caves.
  • Onboard lectures delve into the European, and especially Dutch, influence on the Caribbean.
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Marylin Lisowski
Marylin Lisowski has shared her love for the environment, mathematics and science with students of all ages. Among her many roles, she has served as a professor of science and environmental education at Eastern Illinois University, has taught science at the elementary, middle school and high school levels in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida and was the director of a research and education field station in the Bahamas. Marylin is the author of several series of textbooks for middle school and high school levels, and was the project director for numerous federally and state funded environmental science grant programs. She has been conducting field excursions and ecological expeditions for both students and teachers since the early 1970s, and has developed and led programs around the world. Marylin’s has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Ohio's Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year, as well as Eastern Illinois University's Distinguished Professor of the Year.
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