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Adventures Online: The Best of Newfoundland & Labrador

Program No. 24330RJ
Discover the history, people and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Newfoundland and Labrador during this fascinating online learning adventure, live from Canada!

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At a Glance

With its location at the most eastern part of North America, the people of Newfoundland and Labrador are the very first on the continent to see the sunrise each day — and in their own, unique time zone. Discover the many other natural and cultural wonders of this beautiful region during an online learning adventure, live from Canada! Explore St. John’s during a field trip with local author Kevin Major who offers his insight into the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. Join a seabird expert for a look into the coast’s significant seabird colonies, learn about the fishing industry from a fisherman during a virtual field trip to Petty Harbour, and delight in the history of traditional folk dancing with a local dance scholar. Learn about Newfoundland and Labrador’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites — Gros Morne, L’Anse aux Meadows and Red Bay — and discover Battle Harbour during a virtual field trip and Q&A session with your fellow Road Scholars.

What You'll Learn

  • Join a local author and historian for a virtual field trip around the city of St. John’s, stopping to learn more about Cape Spear, Signal Hill, the Basilica of St. John the Baptist, Quidi Vidi Village and other local landmarks.
  • Enjoy a virtual journey along the coast to Petty Harbour to meet a local fisherman and hear about first-hand experiences in the fishing industry.
  • Explore Battle Harbour, a 19th-century fishing village on a small island in the Labrador Sea, during a virtual field trip that offers a look into this National Historic District of Canada.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. In keeping with our Traditional On-Site programs, ALL ADVENTURES ONLINE MULTI-DAY PROGRAMS (INCLUDING THIS PROGRAM) ARE PRESENTED LIVE; THESE PROGRAMS ARE NOT RECORDED. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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