Amazing U.S. National Parks of the Southwest: Bryce, Zion, and Beyond with Ben Sander

Amazing U.S. National Parks of the Southwest: Bryce, Zion, and Beyond with Ben Sander


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Interested in learning more about the natural wonders of the U.S. National Parks in the Southwest? Join an expert on U.S. National Parks as we venture to Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and Southern California and discover just what splendor is on offer in this educational seminar.

The national parks of the Southwest range from big-name National Parks including Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon as well as lesser-known sites such as Big Bend, Hovenweep, Capitol Reef, and Mojave National Preserve. We will discuss each of these parks including location, history, highlights, and a few travel trips. With over 50 national park sites in the region, we will hear stories and tips from some of our favorites and also encourage the participants to add their own stories or ask questions about specific parks.

Led by an expert on the U.S. National Parks, Ben Sander, this interactive seminar will discuss the national parks of the Southwest. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with an increased understanding of the diversity of parks in the Southwest as well as travel tips for a handful of national parks.

This conversation is part of a series on U.S National Parks. Sessions can be joined independently and in any order.

A born world-traveler, Ben is passionate about combining education and travel, while also protecting the environment. He has worked in ecotourism ventures in Costa Rica, Kenya, Tanzania, Peru and Pohnpei, Micronesia. His love of ecotourism also led him to be a bike tour guide in Washington DC offering bike tours of the national memorials. He spent 7 years managing the travel program for the National Parks Conservation Association connecting members with the best in educational travel to the U.S. National Parks. He has visited over 140 national park units (his favorites are Glacier, American Samoa, and Mojave) and loves to connect travelers to amazing experiences in our national parks and public lands. He has also taken part in Climate Ride five times to help raise awareness around climate change, bike advocacy, and national park protection.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Pamela M (Tampa, US)
Awesome for trip planning

Ben Sander is a fabulous presenter. If you want to visit a National Park take his seminars. He gives an EXCELLENT overview of options and offers fabulous advice about when to visit, precautions and where to stay. Great visuals. He packs in a lot of information in 60 minutes but he is engaging and it is not rushed.

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Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Excellent seminar

Ben gave a fantastic tour of the National Parks in the Southwest. The seminar was filled with important information to make your travel experience meaningful and safe. A very worthwhile seminar if you are planning a trip to the Southwes.t and want to add a National Park to your itinerary.

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Annie Peterson (Lake Stevens, US)
A Swing Through the National Parks and national parks of the Southwest

Another great presentation with Ben who covered a ton of ground but without feeling rushed and with practical suggestions for how to create a trip to see the parks without being overwhelmed. I look forward to taking part in more of his seminars.

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John Goslin (Marietta, US)
Good Look at U.S. National Parks of the Southwest with Ben Sander

Nicely done Conversation. Ben Sander's presentation was well organized and presented. I particularly thought each section's introductory map was helpful. I came away with some great ideas about visiting some of these Parks.

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Lauren Topel (Chicago, US)
Amazing National Parks

Ben gave a wonderful overview of the National Parks and Monuments of the Southwest. You could easily see his passion for traveling to the National Parks in this part of the country. He patiently answered many questions that people had. His photos and slides were also excellent.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
83%
(5)
17%
(1)
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Pamela M (Tampa, US)
Awesome for trip planning

Ben Sander is a fabulous presenter. If you want to visit a National Park take his seminars. He gives an EXCELLENT overview of options and offers fabulous advice about when to visit, precautions and where to stay. Great visuals. He packs in a lot of information in 60 minutes but he is engaging and it is not rushed.

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Susan G (Wilmette, US)
Excellent seminar

Ben gave a fantastic tour of the National Parks in the Southwest. The seminar was filled with important information to make your travel experience meaningful and safe. A very worthwhile seminar if you are planning a trip to the Southwes.t and want to add a National Park to your itinerary.

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Annie Peterson (Lake Stevens, US)
A Swing Through the National Parks and national parks of the Southwest

Another great presentation with Ben who covered a ton of ground but without feeling rushed and with practical suggestions for how to create a trip to see the parks without being overwhelmed. I look forward to taking part in more of his seminars.

J
John Goslin (Marietta, US)
Good Look at U.S. National Parks of the Southwest with Ben Sander

Nicely done Conversation. Ben Sander's presentation was well organized and presented. I particularly thought each section's introductory map was helpful. I came away with some great ideas about visiting some of these Parks.

L
Lauren Topel (Chicago, US)
Amazing National Parks

Ben gave a wonderful overview of the National Parks and Monuments of the Southwest. You could easily see his passion for traveling to the National Parks in this part of the country. He patiently answered many questions that people had. His photos and slides were also excellent.