Course Description

420.738 - Newfoundland and Labrador: A Journey Through Time

The field course will examine the birth of the N. American Continent, the creation and destruction of oceans, human ecology, climate change, whaling and marine fisheries around the Labrador Sea and the Grand Banks. Highlights will include three remarkable UNESCO World Heritage sites:

  • Gros Morne National Park, featuring majestic fjords and glacial valleys;
  • L’Anse aux Meadows, North America’s first authenticated Viking settlement;
  • Red Bay, the 16th-century Labrador home to over 1,500 Basque whalers.
  • Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, site representing the oldest multicellular life on Earth.