Reflections on community-based conservation: A Gulf of California travel-log

  • A Mexican Mirage
    by Maddie Davet on May 7, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    Reflection after a trip like ours is no easy task. I find it challenging to pluck apart the lingering memories of Mexico, laughable to try describing the taste of shark or beauty of a dolphinContinue reading […]

  • Coyotes on the Island
    by Daniel Allred on May 7, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    “Have you seen any coyotes there yet?” That was the first question my father asked me during my first phone call home of the trip. “No,” I replied, “I’m not sure if we’ll get toContinue reading […]

  • A Mexican Mirage
    by Maddie Davet on May 2, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    Reflection after a trip like ours is no easy task. I find it challenging to pluck apart the lingering memories of Mexico, laughable to try describing the taste of shark or beauty of a dolphin feeding frenzy,Continue reading […]

  • Sharing is Caring — Desert Edition
    by Maryrose Weatherton on May 1, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    This morning during breakfast we were picking through the rest of our supplies, trying to avoid bringing any perishable items back after our camping trip. Our Comcaác guides had run out of their short supplyContinue reading […]

  • Uncertainty as a way of life
    by Eliza Harrison on April 30, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    Even after reviewing the syllabus multiple times from my dorm room in Chapel Hill, our three-week adventure to Mexico remained largely amorphous. While phrases like “multi-night backcountry camping,” “snorkel with sea lions,” and “visit withContinue reading […]

  • Bonfire stories
    by Paula Chavez on April 24, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    It is incredible to think that we have reached the middle of our trip. We just got back from our first camping trip with the Seri, and there is so much to talk about thatContinue reading […]

  • Sea turtles, clams, and terns oh my!
    by Emily Darnell on April 23, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Driving down an incredibly bumpy and winding desert road, soft techno music filled the air as we steadily made our way to Punta Chueca. This small Seri town situated on the Infernillo Channel had beenContinue reading […]

  • Simple Living, Rich Memories
    by Devri Adams on April 22, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Dinnertime in the desert never comes soon enough, until you’re the one cooking. Especially when your group is inexperienced and making it up as you go. There seemed to be too many onions, not enoughContinue reading […]

  • Exposing Common Ground within the Ordinary
    by Lara Breitkreutz on April 21, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    My camera is with me most places. I try to strike a balance between placing myself behind the lens and putting my camera away. Sometimes the camera facilitates a deeper understanding and association with theContinue reading […]

  • From Tin Tubes to Endless Sand and Sea
    by Samantha Votzke on April 18, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    Before I stepped foot into the Sonoran desert landscape for the first time, I would have liked to spend some time reading Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire or Annie Dillard’s For the Time Being. Both discussContinue reading […]

 

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