Biology Archives


May 17, 2014 10:59 am

Day 18: Farewell and left behind

A sad farewell to Galapagos, but a happy “reunion” with my Ecuadorean family. I had not anticipated falling love with…


May 16, 2014 11:19 pm

Day 17: Galapagone

There are pale green curtains in my room, with shiny apples marching across their seams. The walls are dusted with…


May 15, 2014 8:40 pm

Day 16: La Caldera Grande

We were told we would be amazed. At six miles across, Sierra Negra has the second largest caldera in the…


May 14, 2014 8:26 pm

Day 15: Beach profiling and Family Day on the Beach of Isabela

This post describes the day of community-engaged beach profiling of Isabela and, earlier, a day at the beach with host…


May 13, 2014 6:20 pm

Day 14: If I were a bird…

Every day students are asked to do a double-entry journal. The left side of the journal describes their personal thoughts…


May 13, 2014 5:20 pm

Day 14: Fly me to the moon

Continuing our beach profiling in search of turtle nesting sites “Let me play among the stars….” Frank Sinatra’s classic hit…


May 12, 2014 7:17 pm

Day 13: Community-engaged learning…at the beach!

Today we woke up for an early 8am class after enjoying our day off, which was difficult because of the…


May 12, 2014 8:10 am

Day 12: It’s Sunday at 8am. Do you know where your professors are?

Yesterday we all had the day off from academic work. The students spent most of the day with their host…


May 11, 2014 10:19 pm

Day 12: Family Day adventures at the beach

Happy Mother’s Day! Mom, I’m sorry that I can’t be with you today to thank you for all that you…


May 11, 2014 8:37 am

Day 11: It’s sunny….What?

Today was a day like any other on Isabela…..No, scratch that, not quite like any other day. The dogs were…