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Hi Fellow Dragons!

Hi everyone!

My name is Lucas Sirovich and I’m super excited for our fall adventure and even more excited to meet all of you! I’m looking forward to learning about sustainability, climate change, ecology, and everything else we’re going to learn about, but I’m most excited to be able to learn outside of a classroom and in a beautiful, outdoor environment, unplugged from technology. Having lived in a big city my whole life I don’t get a ton of time to enjoy the natural world around us, but I went to summer camp in Maine and always make time for a couple of weekends of skiing every winter. Last year, my dad and I did a 2-week rafting trip down the Colorado River, through the grand canyon. I enjoyed EVERYTHING about that trip, so I couldn’t pass up this one.

A little about me: I’m an avid sports lover and I’m not picky about which. If you can name it I have probably played it, or at least watched it. Most of my days are consumed, playing, watching, or debating sports with friends. I love math, science, learning in general, but most of all, Netflix and its many binge-worthy series, (Ozark, Breaking Bad, Mindhunter, and Mad Men are some of my favs). I also love to eat (then again who doesn’t), and I’m also not picky in the food world. I try everything, but I do have my staples, such as a Chipotle burrito bowl and Bacon Egg & Cheese sandwiches. Lastly, I’m a serious music lover, my 8 hours a day on Spotify will confirm that. My go-to genres are rap and hip-hop, but I rely on my classic rock playlist as a change of pace. My favorite artists are Kendrick Lamar, J Cole, Simon & Garfunkel, Queen, and The Police.

I’m not a big poem guy, but here is an excerpt from ‘The Giving Tree” by Shell Silverstein that feels fitting for our expedition

“I am sorry, Boy,” said the tree, “but I have nothing left to give you-
My apples are gone.”
“My teeth are too weak for apples,” said the boy.
“My branches are gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot swing on them-”
“I am too old to swing on branches,” said the boy.
“My trunk is gone,” said the tree.
“You cannot climb-”
“I am too tired to climb,” said the boy.
“I am sorry,” sighed the tree.
“I wish that I could give you something… but I have nothing left. I am an old stump. I am sorry…”
“I don’t need very much now,” said the boy, “just a quiet pleace to sit and rest. I am very tired.”
“Well,” said the tree, straightening herself up as much as she could,
“well, an old stump is a good for sitting and resting. Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest.”
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.”

See y’all soon,

Lucas