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

  • Breaking Stereotypes: The Sonoran Desert is Anything but Deserted
    by Kelli Palaka on June 17, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    May 4, 2019 As I sit in the airport waiting for my last flight back to North Carolina, I find myself thinking about how full of the life the Sonoran Desert is. My preconceived notionContinue reading

  • April 27-29, 2019
    by Katie Knotek on June 17, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    The Albatross Much of the time on our last camping trip was spent on the Prescott College boat, The Albatross. We took day trips from our base camp with our boat captain, Cosme, and ourContinue reading

  • Tiburon’s Treasures
    by Joshua Chin on June 17, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    April 24-26, 2019 24 April: Between the tides and mountains blue, lapped by rose-waters and a breath of dew   Waking up at 5 on a cold, damp morning, a few early birds piled intoContinue reading

  • An Earth Day Spent with the Ocean, Stars and Desert
    by Katie O'Donnell on June 17, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    April 24, 2019 Orion and Canis Major over my tent Tuesday night. (Photo by Katie O’Donnell). Yesterday, we returned to Kino Bay from our camping trip on the Northern side of Tiburon Island. This areaContinue reading

  • Marriage on a Moonless Night
    by Andie Kolarova on June 17, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    April 20-21, 2019 Tiburón Island, Gulf of California Students and Seri gathered around the fire under a starry sky (PC: Joshua Chin)   Every night on our three-day camping trip on Tiburón Island, we gatheredContinue reading

  • A Prickly Disposition
    by Lily Huffman on June 17, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    April 19, 2019 Our first camping trip in the Sonoran Desert was marked by the phrase, “Don’t worry, we have pliers.” Despite the variety of critters that make their home in the desert, the thingContinue reading

  • A Taste of Puerto Libertad
    by Savannah Horton on June 17, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    April 17, 2019   Nestled between the Gulf of California and the mountainous landscape of the Sonoran Desert, lies Puerto Libertad. A beautiful town that has developed along the shores of the Gulf and isContinue reading

  • Conversations with Fishermen
    by Meredith Whitten on June 17, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    April 19, 2019 On our first field day in Mexico, we set out around 11 a.m. to the working waterfront in Kino. Although our day was just beginning, these fishermen had been since hours beforeContinue reading

  • 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


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