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Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Angela Hessenius
Staff Post

Lessons from the Tonle Sap

by Angela Hessenius


Lessons from the Tonle Sap Lake: Hope in Times of Transition Five students, one intern, one professor, and two translators get in two fiberglass boats on a shallow, muddy stream. It’s not long until our boats get stuck, so we...
April 25, 2018
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Panama
Tropical Island Biodiversity Studies
Carolyn Kovacs
Faculty Post

Directed Research in Panama

by Carolyn Kovacs, M.S.


The last four weeks of program at SFS are composed of Directed Research (DR). During this time students work with one of the Center's four professors on a research project specific to that field of study. We have some students...
April 20, 2018
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
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Faculty Post

Pilgrimage

by Jesse Lewis, M.S.


The merry jingle of bells fills the air as a group of shaggy ponies heaves into view around the trail bend. An old man follows nudging them along with a stick, mumbling mantras to himself under towering spruce trees draped...
March 30, 2018
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Costa Rica
Sustainable Development Studies
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Staff Post

Cloudy, with a Chance of Inspiration

by Andrew Meyer


We sit just beyond the entrance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, nestled into the west side of the Tilarán mountain range. Edgardo Arévalo, resident professor of tropical ecology and remarkable ornithologist, is beginning a lecture on cloud forest ecology...
March 27, 2018
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Peru
Amazon Studies
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Student Post

Cloud Forest Exploration

by Emily Hagerott


We’ve spent the past week of class road tripping through the Andes Mountains near Cusco, stopping periodically for lectures or to visit museums. I’ve particularly enjoyed all of our field excursions this week, but my favorite site was undoubtedly Wayqecha...
March 14, 2018
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