Ultimate Newfoundland

Study Environmental Science in Canada

Newfoundland is facing a climate crisis in which the province’s human-induced carbon-emissions are resulting in the warming of the earth's atmosphere. This negatively impacts both human and environmental health. Add an impact to your trip by planting trees for reforestation or investing in renewable and recyclable materials.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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You are off to study Environmental Science in Canada as you travel to St. John’s. As your plane descends, keep an eye out for the province’s rugged coastline and dense forests. This is your new home for the next week! A local guide will wait to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

You have the rest of the afternoon to rest, unpack, and explore. Take a dip in the hotel pool, walk into the quaint village, or embark on a nature walk. In the evening, you will regroup with your guide to enjoy a buffet dinner. This is a great opportunity to get to know your guide who will be with you throughout your trip.

Wake up excited and motivated for your first full day in Newfoundland. What better way to kick-off the week than to immerse yourself into the provinces nature? Today, you are off to hike the 15km Stiles Cove Trail. Gear up and start the hike at Shoe Cove Road to ascend high cliffs and absorb breathtaking ocean and city views. As you hike, you will encounter Beak Head Cove, Seabirds, and ancient coastal Spruce. Mid-way through, you’ll trek through crow-berry pasture lands before discovering sea caves, sea ledges, and waterfalls. You’ll end the hike at FlatRock Bay. As you journey through Newfoundland’s rugged ecosystem and explore its inspiring coastlines, your guide will inform you of the area’s geology, soil, plants, and ocean.

Calling all animal lovers, today is for you! Make your way to the Bay Culls dock to board the catamaran and set out to sea. Cruise through the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve to view incredible icebergs. The crew and naturalists on board will share insight about the 2.5 million seabirds and whales and their ocean habitat. Finally, with the help of your guides, you will spot spectacular wildlife. Watch in awe as whales breach in the water, and Atlantic puffins play on the shore. You may also encounter murres, guillemots, gannets, shearwaters, and fulmars. Be sure to ask your guide about how climate change is impacting this marine environment and endangering its animals, as well as what you can do to help! Make your way back to shore for a delicious lunch with coastal views.

Rise and shine for another day of learning about environmental science. After breakfast, make your way to the Johnson Geo Center for a fun-filled day of learning about the earth and space. Learn about our natural world and the relationship between organisms and their environment. There are so many exhibits to explore! We recommend dropping by the Amazing Earth Theatre, Solar System, The Great Rock Wall, Our Future, and ExxonMobil Oil & Gas Gallery. With all that discover, we hope you worked up an appetite because you are about to embark on a food tour. Visit five local restaurants to taste cuisine that is authentic to Newfoundland, such as Purity Candy, oysters, and cod tongues. Along the way, your guide will share stories about the town’s past and present.

Prepare yourself for an adrenaline-pumping day as your way to the picturesque fishing village of Petty Harbour. As you drive, be sure to soak up the breathtaking alpine views. Meet your friend guides, and gear up for an unforgettable adventure. Three, two, one, takeoff! Soar along the rugged shore down ten zip-lines ranging from 300- to 1800-feet in length. Each platform that you land on will explain the natural, cultural, and historical features of the area. Be sure to look through one of the many high-powered telescopes to magnify the natural beauty that surrounds you. Following this, drop by the company’s restaurant for a lunch of hot wings and Butter Chicken!

It’s your final day in Newfoundland, and we planned it to be extra memorable. Jump on an ATV to embark on an ecotour through the province’s wilderness. Stop along the way to view birds and wildlife, brooks, ponds, and other scenery. Learn about the biological and physical conditions of this unique ecosystem. You’ll also drive along the old Newfoundland Railway and learn about its history and significance. Be sure to snap lots of photos throughout the day. Finally, you will reach a camp to enjoy an open fire with sandwiches and broiled foods. What a spectacular way to end the week!

Time has flown by, and we have reached your final day in Newfoundland. Enjoy an early breakfast with your group and guides to reflect on your favorite moments of the trip, as well as what knowledge you will bring home with you. Following this, you’ll be transported to the local airport to head back to your country.

The Canadian province of Newfoundland is recognized for its silver rivers, deep primeval forests, and breathtaking coasts. It’s unspoiled wilderness packs a big punch.

On this trip to Newfoundland, you will learn about environmental science while also visiting the province’s top attractions. The trip’s highlights include spotting whales and puffins in the Atlantic Ocean, riding on an ATV through the wilderness, and zip-lining along the coast. Study environmental science in Canada today!


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