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Arrived and on the road!

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Hello Families and Friends, The entire CRBS crew is together and on their way to their first stop at Arcosanti to begin their orientation days together. It was a relatively smooth travel day and the team was able to load up the vans and depart......Read More

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The Group Is Finally Together!

The Instructors, Participant

The group has arrived in El Paso safe and sound, if just a little tired from the day of travel. We’ll be heading to our campsite for an overnight en route to Big Bend, Texas to begin our orientation! We’re so excited to begin this time together....Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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Pre Course Activity – Bear Ears National...

Mitch Walker, Participant

https://truthout.org/articles/goodbye-bear-ears-a-move-that-could-alter-the-course-of-american-land-conservation/ This is an image I found while doing a google search of Bear Ears National Monument. This photo really excites me because I have never......Read More

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Hi Everyone!

Mitch Walker, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Mitch, I am from Chicago, and I am just now realizing how few photos I have of myself from this year. I’m super excited for the next 10 weeks and really looking forward to meeting you all. I’ve spent most of the last year......Read More

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Hi!

Ava, Participant

Hi! I really did this the latest I could but I still did it! I’m Ava! I’m 18, from Seattle Washington and and currently on a gap year between high school and college. I enjoy hiking and have done a few long backpacking trips, but no rafting so......Read More

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Hey guys

Sophia, Participant

Hi Everyone, I’m Sophia and I’m from Brooklyn Heights. I decided a few weeks before school was supposed to start in September that I really didn’t want to begin college online, so I signed up for a gap semester of sailing and diving. Ever......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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Pre_Course Activity

Preston, Participant

Colorado River This is a link to the website and picture that I ended up looking at for a bit. I was interested to know just how large the Colorado River really is seeing as I have been on the river a couple times for some trips. I was pretty amazed......Read More

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Hi!

Anna, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Anna and I live around the Boston area. I am currently a sophomore at Oberlin College and am majoring in Politics and Religion. I always am so excited, but a tad nervous, before I go on trips and travel. I am so excited to......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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Pre-course activity post

Ella Lee, Participant

New Trump Admin Plan for Bears Ears National Monument ‘Recklessly Weakens Protections’ – EcoWatch This is a link to both the image that I found and the article that ran with it. I was first taken aback by how beautiful the picture......Read More

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Hey everyone!

Caroline, Participant

Hey guys! My name’s Caroline and I’m from Long Island, New York, right outside of the city. I have been looking forward to this trip for a while now since college was mostly remote for me this fall (and pretty boring) , and I’m......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester

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Pre-Course Activity: The Hoover Dam

Anya, Participant

https://www.nps.gov/articles/nevada-and-arizona-hoover-dam.htm I am excited to see the Hoover Dam, something I have learned about for years, in person and from a different angle. Almost all that I have been taught about the Hoover Dam, including the......Read More

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Intro

Laura, Participant

Hi! I’m Laura and I’m from Suwanee, Georgia. I’m currently taking my sophomore year off from college at Kenyon where I’m planning on majoring in Classics or Art History! Besides looking forward to this trip, I’ve spent......Read More

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Intro

Tyler, Participant

Hey everyone! I’m Tyler and I’m from Manhattan, New York. I’m taking the year off from Brown University where I would have been a sophomore now. I’ve spent the past months interning at a law firm and a food pantry, taking a philosophy class,......Read More

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hi!

Phoebe, Participant

Hey y’all! My name is Phoebe, and I’m from Denver. I’m super excited to meet everyone and start the trip in a few days! Growing up in Colorado I’ve developed an intense love for all things outdoors, especially hiking, but I’ve never been......Read More

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Hi

Charlie, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Charlie and I am very excited for our adventure together in the Southwest! I enjoy spending time with my hilarious puppy, Frida, who has tons of energy. I also love to travel and eat dark chocolate. I’m eager to learn more......Read More