Student Voices

Student created reflections, blogs, and projects

Baja Student Reflections

Baja Student Reflections

By Rob Schultz, Global Field Program graduate student

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Borneo Student Reflections

Borneo Student Reflections

By Stephanie Quihuiz, Earth Expeditions graduate student

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Brazil Student Reflections

Brazil Student Reflections

Global Field Program student John Scott shares his experiences and memories of the 2018 Earth Expeditions: Brazil course in his reflections from the field.

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Paraguay Student Reflections

Paraguay Student Reflections

Global Field Program student Christina Thompson shares her experiences and memories of the 2018 Earth Expeditions: Paraguay course in her reflections from the field.

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Costa Rica Student Reflections

Costa Rica Student Reflections

By Karen Morely, Earth Expeditions graduate student

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India Student Reflections

India Student Reflections

By Jenn Beening, Earth Expeditions graduate student

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Notes from the Field: Rubi Hurtado

Notes from the Field: Rubi Hurtado

Producer at Univision Communication and co-founder of Kuyayky Foundation
Miami, Florida

“Rubi investigated the relationship between conservation and religion by comparing animal imagery in…”

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Notes from the Field: Jessica Begonia, Jessica Walker, and Sarah Rae

Notes from the Field: Jessica Begonia, Jessica Walker, and Sarah Rae

Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve, Costa Rica

“Students plot transects to investigate bromeliad presence in forest gaps vs. forest cores…”

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Notes from the Field: Lisa Rivera and Jeanne Salchli

Notes from the Field: Lisa Rivera and Jeanne Salchli

Pilar, Ñeembucú, Paraguay

“Dragonfly graduate students investigate the leaves of local plants and trees with young eco-leaders…”

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Student Reflections from Baja: Coming Alive in the Desert

Student Reflections from Baja: Coming Alive in the Desert

In “Coming Alive in the Desert” Earth Expeditions student Sara Damore shares the awe-inspiring moments of her trip to Baja California, Mexico.

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Notes from the Field: Katherine Leavitt

Notes from the Field: Katherine Leavitt

Director at a science center Rye, New Hampshire

“This course was an activator for me. It helped me understand how I can be an agent of change in my own community…”

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Notes from the Field: Uriel Jurado and Kiersten Hurst

Notes from the Field: Uriel Jurado and Kiersten Hurst

El Chato Tortoise Reserve, Galápagos National Park, Isla Santa Cruz, Galápagos

“Working alongside park rangers in El Chato Tortoise Reserve, AIP graduate students…”

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Notes from the Field: T’Noya Thompson

Notes from the Field: T’Noya Thompson

Report Card Coordinator
Houston, Texas

“The trip was nothing short of amazing in every way possible…”

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Notes from the Field: Lindsey Stegh

Notes from the Field: Lindsey Stegh

Middle-School Science Teacher
Glendale, Arizona

“My experiences with Project Dragonfly have cultivated a passion for inquiry-based, outdoor learning that I never knew I had…”

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Notes from the Field: Kara Urbanek

Notes from the Field: Kara Urbanek

High School Spanish Teacher
Columbus, Ohio

“The environment was both the backdrop and center stage to my Thailand experience…”

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Notes from the Field: Katie Krafte

Notes from the Field: Katie Krafte

Middle School Science Teacher
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“I find the ecology so fascinating and could read about jaguars, monkeys, caiman, etc. forever and be very happy…”

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Notes from the Field: James Maloney

Notes from the Field: James Maloney

Environmental Educator
Langhorne, Pennsylvania

“My experience in these Miami University courses has been nothing but extraordinary…”

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Notes from the Field: Kym Janke

Notes from the Field: Kym Janke

Mammal Keeper
San Diego, California

“The hospitality, generosity and friendliness of everyone we met in Mongolia is what jumps out at me first…”

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Notes from the Field: Kelle Price

Notes from the Field: Kelle Price

Elementary School Teacher
Elkhart, Indiana

“Time and time again, our discussions with the native people of Hawai’i showed the passion…”

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Notes from the Field: Drew Heyward

Notes from the Field: Drew Heyward

Aquarium Educator
Charleston, South Carolina

“Learning through immersion is how I get the most out of my experiences…”

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Notes from the Field: Ashley Watts

Notes from the Field: Ashley Watts

Fisheries Observer
Honolulu, Hawai’i

Watts investigating coral reef, Belize

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Notes from the Field: Fiorella Gardella

Notes from the Field: Fiorella Gardella

Environmental Educator, non-profit humanitarian organization,
Costa Mesa, California

“I will never forget all those different butterflies, the macaws and parrots, and the footprint of the jaguar.

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Notes from the Field: Fiorella Gardella

Notes from the Field: Fiorella Gardella

Environmental Educator, non-profit humanitarian organization,
Costa Mesa, California

“When I arrived to Kenya not knowing what to expect, the first thing that struck me was…”

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Notes from the Field: Cindy Kelly

Notes from the Field: Cindy Kelly

Kindergarten Teacher
Cincinnati, Ohio

“‘The power of the field’ is a wonderful phrase to explain how amazing it is to actually see…”

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