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Nuance in Water Stewardship

Madeleine Verity, Participant

In the past week, we’ve been grateful to hear from several authoritative perspectives on the status of the environment in Colorado and the West. Before flying out to Boulder, I had a few righteous opinions on water use and how it should be......Read More

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A Few Extra Days

Gavin Roddy, Participant

Unfortunately, the cold front that came through last night has forced us to stay in Boulder a few extra days. Although I was super excited to leave on Monday, this extra time together in the house has given us the opportunity to grow even closer......Read More

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Some Thoughts

Lucas Sirovich, Participant

The first week plus has been eventful. Our stay in Boulder was filled with bonding, excitement, and adventure, although we embark on our main adventure tomorrow. I have already learned a lot about life in the west; the indigenous people’s......Read More

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Snow day and new backpacking departure

Instructor team, Instructor

Yak of the Week

With the snow falling, and temps dropping we huddled indoors today for the first time since becoming a pod. It is hard to believe that just yesterday we were hiking in 90 degree temps – and suddenly winter has arrived! Today was filled with......Read More

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New Itinerary Plans!

Keshet Miller, Instructor

Hello family and friends, As some of you may have seen, watching the current weather in Colorado has been quite surprising! An early snow/winter storm is coming through the region today and into tomorrow – and therefore we have changed our......Read More

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Food awareness

Bailey, Participant

This first week in Boulder has put me face to face with something I am constantly separated from, my food. I came on this trip enthusiastic to learn more and familiar with how water has impacted my life through recreation, but fundamentally......Read More

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We are all eyes of our own world

Kate, Participant

The first few days in Boulder have been hot, busy, and wonderful. We’ve spent time talking to a lot of different people with different perspectives on the land and water. From the last Arapahoe woman in Boulder to a water manager at a nearby......Read More

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Birthdays, bikes, and beets!

Keshet Miller, Participant

Today was a super filled day. We traveled by bike, harvested lots of food from Sunbeam farm (yes, lots and lots of beets), and celebrated Bailey’s birthday! We’ve been diving into topics of food today – thinking more critically about where......Read More

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Orienting to Place

Keshet Miller, Participant

Dear family and friends, The students have quickly fallen into daily routine here. With an early breakfast and meditation we start the day checking in with one another – before heading off into various activities. Even in just a few days we......Read More

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Students are all together in Boulder!

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family, Orientation has kicked off for the Colorado River Basin Semester in sunny Boulder! The group has settled into their orientation site, this Victorian house, near downtown Boulder where they will be able to begin socially......Read More

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Reminder: Pre-Arrival Health Screening Form

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Please remember to complete your Pre-Arrival COVID Health Screening form [link shared to your email] today or tomorrow morning. You need to submit this form before your arrival tomorrow and it should only take a few minutes to complete. Also,......Read More

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Airport Arrival Information and Shuttle

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Dear Colorado River Basin Students, Wow, just a few more days before we’re all together in Boulder! I’m writing to let you all know the plan for your arrival at Denver International Airport and the shuttle runs we will be doing to get......Read More

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Technology Information

Keshet and Jeff, Participant

Hello students, Let’s talk about electronics. This brief note is to remind you that the only electronic we encourage you to bring is your cell phone. If you would like to bring something in addition, please follow these guidelines: WHAT?......Read More

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Hey Everyone!

Gavin Roddy, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m Gavin. Im crazy excited to spend the fall semester with all of you guys. I had been considering a gap year even before covid hit, but when everything went south and quarantine was put in place, it pretty much solidified my choice......Read More

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Together in Boulder

Jeff and Keshet, Participant

Hello from Boulder, Colorado! It is hard to believe that we will all be meeting in less than a week now. We are so excited to finally see all the pieces come together – and this week  Jeff and I have been working to finalize all the nuts and......Read More