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Vampires and a Visit to an Organic Farm by Sam Kilkenny

I’m thinking about Vampires. Don’t ask me why. My class is climbing up to the organic farm above UGA Costa Rica campus. We’ve hiked up through the forest to get there. ‘Up’ will never give you an accurate description. We’re … Continue reading “Vampires and a Visit to an Organic Farm by Sam Kilkenny”

Looking at the Little Things by Brooke Stocco

Lions, Tigers and Bears! Or should I say: Howler monkeys, Three-toed Sloths, Red-eyed tree frogs, and Jaguars! I’ve seen them all. Just kidding. With binoculars and high expectations, I set out to find as many of these as possible. But … Continue reading “Looking at the Little Things by Brooke Stocco”

“To Hike or Not to Hike, that is the Question?” by Julia Sanders

It’s all my mother’s fault. I grew up, not far from the North Georgia mountains—and yes, you guessed it. On many a weekend, my mother and I would go hiking. It was fun; it was peaceful; it was communal—we always … Continue reading ““To Hike or Not to Hike, that is the Question?” by Julia Sanders”

The Power of Silence in a World Full of Words by Jones Linder

Silence is golden. I remember hearing that phrase as a kid—usually from a teacher about how I needed to quiet down. However, here in Costa Rica, the idea of “golden silence” has taken on an entirely new meaning. A week … Continue reading “The Power of Silence in a World Full of Words by Jones Linder”

Buzzing Ethically: Sustainable Coffee Farming in Monteverde

If there is one word that I’ve heard too often on this trip, its “Sustainability.” Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for it. Its just that I swear I can’t go thirty minutes without hearing the word. Whether we are … Continue reading “Buzzing Ethically: Sustainable Coffee Farming in Monteverde”

A Lesson’s Motmot’s Lesson by Evan Barnard

[ˈbər-dər] A birder [ˈbər-dər] is a species of bird-watcher who actively pursues birds. Well, that’s just the beginning of the story. Birders often keep lists; they document species they find; the experienced birders know where species hotspots are located. The … Continue reading “A Lesson’s Motmot’s Lesson by Evan Barnard”