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Discover Southeast Alaska with MSU Professor Dr. Daniel Hayes

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This departure has sold out.  Alternate departure dates of July 19-26, July 26-August 2 and August 2-9 are available for booking.  Call Orbridge, Inc. at 866-639-0079 to make your reservation.  Note: Dr. Daniel Hayes will not accompany the group on the alternate dates.

Spend eight days navigating the waterways of the Inside Passage aboard 66-passenger Admiralty Dream and witness wildlife up close. Learn about Alaska’s culture at a traditional Tlingit dance performance, icefield research at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, and a visit to a salmon hatchery. Encounter abundant wildlife, magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s ancient cultures.  Begin the tour with a Denali National Park Pre-Tour Extension. Experience a historic Alaska Railroad journey into the scenic wilds of Alaska. With superior viewing from an upgraded GoldStar dome seat, watch Alaska's rugged forests and wildlife fill the ever-changing panorama of your window to your final destination of the magnificent Denali National Park and Reserve. This vast wilderness is home to Dall sheep, eagles, wolves, migrating caribou, and grizzly bears.

*A mininum number of people is required to send the MSU host.

Dr. Daniel Hayes

Dan Hayes is a Professor in Michigan State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife as part of the Partnership for Ecosystem Research and Management.  He also serves as the associate chair of the department. His position at MSU focuses on cooperative research with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources on quantitative aspects of fish habitat and population dynamics.  His principle research emphasis is on linking fish population dynamics with habitat quality.  Some of his current research projects include a study of the effects of a rock ramp structure in Chesaning on fish, the effects of dams in general on fish habitat and populations, and limitations imposed on fish reproduction by zooplankton.  Dan currently teaches an introduction to field techniques in fisheries and wildlife, but he has also taught courses in introductory statistics, population analysis and management, and system simulation for natural resource management.  To top off these teaching responsibilities, Dan has had the privilege of leading MSU’s study abroad program to Antarctica four times and hosted the MSUAA tour to Antarctica in 2018.