We have arrived from the Galapagos into a beautiful late afternoon here in Tumbaco. Our final days in the Galapagos found us kayaking in Divine Bay amongst blue-footed boobies and an array of aquatic life, cliff jumping into a magnificent chasm at Las Grietas, and snorkeling with sharks and penguins at Isla Bartolemé. Emerson checking… Read More
As we settle into our final night in Puerto Ayora, I thought I’d share some student excerpts from our group journal. We have many awesome photos to share, too, but Internet challenges make sharing words a whole lot easier than pictures, so we’ll save the visual media for a later post. Here’s a rap from… Read More
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Wednesday, we visited the Charles Darwin Research Station, and after touring the tortoise rearing pens and learning about the foundation’s various conservation initiatives, we helped clear and plant a new garden featuring native cacti and some endangered plants. It was challenging work, hauling volcanic rock, weeding, and planting in the tropical sun, but the efforts… Read More
Greetings from Puerto Ayora! Our first day and a half in the Galapagos has found us snorkeling in azure waters, hiking through the highlands in search of Galapagos Tortoises, visiting a sustainable coffee producer, and so much more.
Anyone who has been to college will tell you their fellow students were every bit as, if not more, important as their professors, classes, and other aspects of the college experience. In other words, the students make the school, not the other way around. We’ve long maintained one of the three things that makes Sustainable… Read More