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Good Bueno

Good Bueno

By Esther Daranciang, Westminster College We spent March 13th back at our favorite research station, Piro, packing and preparing for the upcoming week deep in the jungle. During our short time back at Piro we...
Species Profile: Giraffe

Species Profile: Giraffe

Written by Harrison Buck (Westminster College)   Common Name: Southern giraffe Latin Name: Giraffa camelopardalis Setswana Name: Thutlwa (too-twa)   Giraffa camelopardalis, commonly known as the southern giraffe, is the tallest of all land mammals,...
Species Profile: Hippopotamus

Species Profile: Hippopotamus

Written by Stacie Wright (University of Vermont)   The Thamalakane river borders the campsite that we stay at in Maun. On many occasions we’ve been able to catch a glimpse of a hippo that moves...
Face down in the Rio: Our trip to Corcovado National Park

Face down in the Rio: Our trip to Corcovado National Park

Written by Max Beal, Northland College   After packing our bags on the last night of midterms, we all woke up bright and early to catch the 7:00 AM colectivo to start our journey into Corcovado...
The Piro Vida

The Piro Vida

by Carolina May, College of William and Mary Photos also by Carolina May, unless otherwise noted. After arriving in Puerto Jimenez, we spent a restful day exploring the town, drinking lots of smoothies, and running...
Greetings from Mababe!

Greetings from Mababe!

By Ben Borgmann-Winter (Middlebury College) This is our ninth day at our current campsite in NG41. By now it feels like home—hammocks and slack lines have been strung, the campfire circle has seen a few...
Our time during Homestays

Our time during Homestays

Text and pictures by Aaron Richards, University of Vermont Team Aguila   Last week we had homestays with Chilean farmers for 3 nights, which was our deepest immersion into Chilean culture so far. We were divided...
Monate Tata

Monate Tata

Written by John Potenberg (University of Montana)   We left Maun a little later than expected and arrived at our first campsite in NG41, a couple of kilometers outside the village of Mababe, around 6...