Botswana

Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots?

When we’re little people always ask, “So what do you want to be when you get older?” For some it’s an astronaut, a doctor, a veterinarian, but for me, it was always a paleontologist. I was fascinated by the lives…

Botswana

The joys of childlike wonder

By Jodie Tsih of Colby College Remember when you were a child and an adult would pull a coin out of your ear? You might have been just in absolute awe with curiosity as to how they did that. You…

Botswana

To Be A Beginner

By Aden Ho of Bowdoin College Following a ~5 hour full body percussive massage complete with dust, back-sweat, and Choppies fried chicken, we arrived at Tau Camp, Khwai Private Reserve, NG18, Ngamiland, Botswana. Given our only shade at the last…

Patagonia

False Summit

By Kilynn Groen of the University of Montana Backpacking up a steep mountain with a friendly dog is a good day for us Round River students. After settling into the Aysen region for the first two weeks of the semester,…

Patagonia

Seed Project Naturaleza Publica

By Molly Jo Krupkin of the University of Vermont 2/12/2024 On a sunny February day we headed out to Naturaleza Publica, a native flora and fauna farm, in Puerto Guadal to plant and sort seeds and learn about native plants,…

Botswana

Five Trees in Mababe

By Tate Mullin of the University of Vermont After spending two weeks in the bush near Mababe, a small village 3 hours northeast of Maun, the vegetation has started to feel natural, and I sometimes forget about how different it…

Botswana

The Power of Proximity 

By Lu Lobón of Colby College A set of names, universities, phone numbers, and emails were all we were to each other just a month ago. One hour-long zoom and some Instagram stalking only gives you so much information on…

Patagonia

A Time to Reflect and be Thankful

By Kian Sia Su from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University Our final surveying excursion of the semester brought the entire Round River crew to a small campo on a lake to the Southeast of Cochrane.  The…

Patagonia

The Second Half of Our Homestay With Leo

By Harriet Winterer from Colby College Homestays part two! Unfortunately, my counterpart Jackson (you may know him from the first homestays blog) felt gravely ill halfway through our homestay. Luckily, I was ready to step into the role. We were…

Patagonia

Lago Brown, Aysén Región, Chile. 

By Kyle Miller from Montana State University  November 20-27, 2023  We were off to Lago Brown! I was looking forward to returning to the area, I had a wonderful time in that area during my homestay. I couldn’t wait to…

Patagonia

A Bit About Base Camp

By Kennedy McCarthy from the University of Vermont During our time with Round River, we went on seven expeditions across Patagonia. We have traveled to many national parks, different remote areas, stayed with Chileans and more. When we’re not gallivanting…

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You Better Belize it!
By Hannah Showalter from College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University (CSBSJU) One of the student-led projects this semester in Patagonia was an environmental education collaboration with a school near our base camp in Cochrane. The project was headed...
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