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What is wilderness?

What is wilderness?

By Tilly Ingall, University of Vermont Photos by Kaggie Orrick   In school they taught us of the wilderness outside the classroom. We were taught of the elephant that represents the letter “E” on the...
Nature Profile: Clouds

Nature Profile: Clouds

“You can’t be cirrus, those clouds are amazing!” Written by Hank Dodge, Colby College   I’ve gotten pretty into photography during my time in Botswana and clouds are one of my favorite things to take...
Reflections on my time in Botswana

Reflections on my time in Botswana

By Natalie Liquindoli, University of Vermont This past summer an 18-year-old girl decided she wanted to study abroad in Botswana, Africa during her sophomore year of college. She has never been on a plane before,...
Life Inside the Buffalo Fence

Life Inside the Buffalo Fence

Written by John Potenberg, University of Montana April 19, 2017   Top Photo - Breeding herd of elephants walking by the pan at HQ in NG34   Only one more day left in the bush and...
Species Account: Woodland Kingfisher

Species Account: Woodland Kingfisher

Written by Ben Borgmann-Winter (Middlebury College)   Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis)   Botswana is home to a great diversity of Kingfishers—nine different species from two different families, according to Birds: The Inside Story, by Rael...
A fond farewell to Costa Rica from the top of the world

A fond farewell to Costa Rica from the top of the world

Text by Chris Smith (instructor) and photos by Elizabeth Brunner (instructor), unless otherwise noted. On April 15th, with five days of heads-stuck-in-computers behind us and finals over, we started our travels toward our last and...
Sankuyo

Sankuyo

By Henry Dodge (Colby College)   HQ! It’s hard to believe that this program is coming to an end and we’ve all been reflecting on the good times we’ve had over the last few months....
Down in the Valley

Down in the Valley

By Esther Daranciang, Westminster College   We hiked into the Parajeles property from the main road with the help of one of the sons, Javier, and two horses to carry our food. As we hiked down...