AUGUST 28−SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
• Unparalleled whale and bird watching
• Cruise across the Bay of Fundy
• Historic Halifax
• Exploration of rugged coastlines and early settlements
• Vineyard and distillery visits
Jim Robinett’s 37 years of experience at Shedd Aquarium include animal care, research and animal rescue in the wild, and currently, as senior vice president of external and regulatory affairs, oversight of aquarium and zoo legislative matters. He is also Shedd’s representative on the binational Great Lakes Commission. His work has taken him from Alaska and the Canadian Arctic to Chile and the Falkland Islands. He’s been involved in beluga whale field research and sea otter rescue, and led many Shedd natural history trips. This new opportunity to lead an exploration of Canada’s ruggedly beautiful Maritimes is a dream come true.
Important information about this trip
The Maritime provinces—New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island—offer some of the most dramatic seaside and country vistas in all of Canada. Voted one of the Top 50 destinations to “discover, explore and experience” by Natural History magazine, the phenomenal Bay of Fundy is home to world-class cultural and coastal experiences. This trip, arranged in collaboration with the University of Illinois Alumni Association, is truly a journey of discovery!