The Sea of Cortez is located between the Baja Peninsula and mainland Mexico and is one of the youngest and most fertile seas on earth. The area has remained uninhabited and plays host to some of the rarest and most beautiful marine life on earth, offering an amazing environment for swimming, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, and hiking.

In partnership with Panterra Eco Expeditions and Panterra Educational and Cultural Training Society, the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre brings the Journey to the Sea of Cortez to campus.

On July 15, 2005 the islands of the Sea of Cortez were declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. It is home to thousands of species of marine animals and is the reason why Jacques Cousteau called this sea “The Aquarium of the World.” Lela Sankeralli is the founder of Panterra Educational and Cultural Programs and started her career as a marine naturalist. She travelled to the Sea of Cortes aboard Panterra’s 110 ft. live aboard ship, the “M.V. Adventure.” The exhibit features photographs and artifacts from her journey.

The exhibit is located on level 2 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and is open to the public, 6.a.m to 1 a.m., every day, until August 28.

For more about the artist, her journey, and the Sea of Cortez, visit the Learning Centre website.


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