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Lifelong Learning - Journey to Antarctica

March 29, 2023 at 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. EDT
Hosted Virtually by IUAA

Wednesday, March 29

7–8 p.m. ET

Virtual class offered via Zoom*

$20 per person


Antarctica is the only continent on planet earth that has no native or permanent population. It has one of the harshest climates, holding records for the coldest temperatures, high wind speeds, and despite being covered in snow and ice, is earth’s largest desert.  It’s one of the least visited places with only .0009% of the world’s population having the privilege of traveling to this remote destination in their lifetimes. Yet, it’s scenery, wildlife, and importance are incomparable. Join Bill Bennett, Indiana University Alumni Association’s Director of Alumni Travel as he shares his experiences from a recent two-week expedition to the White Continent. Through his storytelling and beautiful photography he will share glimpses of Antarctica’s breathtaking landscape, fascinating wildlife, and explain why this remote, inhospitable place is vital to life as we know it on planet earth. 

*Please note: This course is a virtual learning opportunity held via the online platform, Zoom. The link needed to participate will be supplied via email prior to the first session.


About the Instructor:

Bill Bennett, senior associate director of programs at the IU Alumni Association, has managed the IU Travels program for nearly seven years. He serves on the Educational Travel Consortium’s Executive Advisory Board and the Go Next/Ocean Cruises Alumni Travel Advisory Council. He has 20 years of experience in the group-travel industry and has visited 48 states and over 60 countries on five continents. He is also an accomplished travel photographer.