Category Archive for ‘News’

Working together at Piscacucho

By Quinn Mullineaux ’19 Our first full day in Piscacucho began with the frequent visits of an inexplicably loud train carrying tourists to and from Machu Picchu. Despite the rude awakening, we continued a relaxed morning in the home stay until the time came to begin our service work at […]

Andorra La Vella

By Kevin Maldonado ’18 While there was no hike today, we all learned a ton about Andorra. From early 19th century prominent families to Andorra’s many iron forges, this small country – approximately 1/6th the size of Rhode Island – holds a vast history that I was frankly surprised by. […]

Pictures from Yellowstone

Adventurous day in Andorra

By Ethan Lior, ‘20 The day started at 6:45 AM when everyone woke up and had a full breakfast in order to be properly fueled for a tiring but adventurous day. After breakfast, the group set out to the small mammal traps and checked to see if the traps were […]

Transfer to Piscacucho

By: Oliver Diamond, ’19 Today we visited the Incan Ruins of Ollantaytambo before leaving for the town of Piscacucho to begin our home stays. We learned that the ruins were an unfinished sun temple that scaled the entire mountain face. Giant boulders were everywhere, showing how the Incan workers left […]

Eagles and Condors: A perspective on the Americas from Hermano Vidal

By: Ethan Parker, ’19   Today, we hit the ground running with several amazing experiences. By spending time exploring and being getting to know Peruvian life, we were able to notice several differences in the lifestyles of our two countries. The most prevalent difference is the connotation of the United […]

Views, birds and dendrometers

By Kendall Roche Today we woke up, ate breakfast, and went to check the small mammal traps. In the small mammal traps we found three red voles and one field mouse and measured and tagged them. One vole we captured had already been tagged the day before. After checking the […]

A hands-on training

By Anna McGrade Today our group went out into the field for ‘training,’ according to the itinerary.  It was much more hands-on than what we expected. The first thing we did was check the small mammal traps at a site near the hotel.  Only four out of the thirty-six traps […]

A perfect day at the glaciers

Today, we left the hotel at 8am (mt) and rode the bus to West Glacier and began our hike. It was a 5 mile hike (2.5 to the lake and then 2.5 back). We saw many beautiful views and even spotted a mountain goat and some deer. The weather was […]

We arrived in Montana!

I think I speak for everyone when I say that waking up at 2:00 am, going on two different flights, and dealing with 3 different time zones in one day is not ideal.  However, with that being said, it was already clearly worth it.  After landing in Seattle early we […]

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