World of Wonders Project
Patagonia Expedition


This was the fourth phase of the Around-the-World driving expedition of the World of Wonders Project.  Read about our satellite-linked expedition that took place from December 10 to February 15, 2006. This phase found us driving 5,400 miles (8,710 km) across South America from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Coyhaique, Chile.  This phase concentrated on the countries along the southern edge of South America focusing on the Patagonia Region.

 Learn about the outdoor culture that is unique to this region and visit with the people of these countries.  View the animal and bird life in the jungle wetlands in Argentina, dive with the sea life in the Southern Atlantic Ocean and climb into the mountains and glaciers of Patagonia.  The natural environment was the main focus of this expedition.

This expedition was in memory of our sister, Karen Olson, who lost her battle with breast cancer October 18, 2005.
Karen Olson

Karen Olson



Region Specifics

    Southern Chile 
          (See The Andes Expedition)

  • History
  • Economy
  • Geography and Climate
  • Population, Ethnic Groups, Culture and Religion
  • Fauna and Flora
  • Origins and Symbols
  • States and Language

Lesson Plans

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Patagonia Region
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