Baja Women's Adventure: Sea of Cortez Conservation and Camaraderie
Adventure for women exploring the Sea of Cortez, Participate in fish surveys and learn ways to protect this biologically diverse marine system. Each day is action-packed, and promotes camaraderie in a non-competitive learning environment.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) and Green Edventures invite adult women of all ages and backgrounds to explore Baja California Sur above and below the waterline. Participants will learn about the environmental issues affecting the region, and tangible ways we can all make a difference to protect one of the most biologically diverse marine systems on the planet. This all women adventure is action-packed, and promotes an atmosphere of camaraderie in a non-competitive learning environment.
Highlights include snorkeling with wild sea lions and the only coral reef system in the Gulf of California. We will camp on the World Heritage Site of Espiritu Santo Island, as well as explore Cabo Pulmo Marine Park and Biosphere Sierra de Laguna. Activities include snorkeling and free-diving, camping, hiking, kayaking and underwater fish Identification for surveys that are submitted to REEF (reef.org).
April 21-27, 2010
7 days, 6 nights. All inclusive from San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, MX with meals, lodging, transport, professional guide service, and equipment. Not included: airfare to SJD (approximate $300-$600) and gratuity for local guides.
Graduate and undergraduate credit is available from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.
Program registration includes carbon credits purchased from Carbonfund.org and supports indigenous people and local conservation efforts.
Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Educational Emphasis: Introduction to the ecology of the Gulf of California, desert plants and animals adaptations, fish ID and behavior, environmental issues of the Gulf of California's marine and desert habitats, and cultural history of lower Baja.
Tuition: $1990 plus airfare. A payment plan is available.
There are currently 9 women enrolled from across the USA and 6 spaces available.
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman is Non-Profit organization dedicated to providing outdoor skills programming to women. BOW’s weekend workshops can be found all across North America and in New Zealand. Visit www.uwsp.edu/
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Green Edventures’ carbon-neutral programs protect people, places, and ecosystems through educational ecoadventures and field projects which support indigenous people and conservation. Our Edventures are located in Seward, AK and La Paz, BCS, Mexico.