The wilderness of Patagonia is a diverse landscape spanning the southernmost Andes mountains in both Argentina and Chile. Renowned for its jagged peaks, perpetual snowfields, turquoise lakes, and dramatic glaciers, Patagonia is also home to pumas, guanacos, marine mammals and an array of birdlife. Join Expedition Leader Daniel Hagaman, a field studies program instructor in South America for 11 years, to get an insider’s perspective on the flora, fauna and people of this intriguing ecosystem. You’ll learn about the unique climate and geology of the 6,500-square-mile Southern Patagonian Ice Field and its more than 50 outlet glaciers, with a focus on the famous Perito Moreno Glacier. One of the last advancing glaciers on Earth, it stretches more than three miles across and rises nearly 200 feet above Lago Argentino in Los Glaciares National Park. Daniel will also describe Patagonia’s conservation challenges and success stories, including how the combined conservation efforts of national parks, private reserves and landowners are helping to preserve these iconic alpine lands.
Originally presented May 13, 2021
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