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Crossing the river before summiting 17,500 Pico Austria. Photo by Ella Williams (2016 Fall Semester Photo Contest, 2nd Place), South America Semester.

Orientation at Aritumayu

 

Centro Ecologico Aritumayu outside of Sucre. The reforestation efforts of Don Luis, his family and the many local/international volunteers are so inspiring. In the past 20 years they have planted over 55,000 trees. An area that was once barren from over logging is now full of life. Birds and mammals have returned to the area in abundance. Hummingbirds whizzed by as we taught lessons to prepare our students for these next 3 months. We will spend the next few days exploring the capital city of Sucre before setting out on our first trek. Here are a few photos and a video from our orientation at Aritumayu.