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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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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

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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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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

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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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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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Pre-Course Activity Post

Noah, Participant

https://d3i6fh83elv35t.cloudfront.net/static/2018/02/RTS1K5A1-1024×676.jpg I watched Patagonia’s “Public Trust” documentary recently, and it really stunned me that our elected officials are open to selling out to big mining......Read More

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Your Arrival Instructions

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Dear Colorado River Basin Students, Wow, just a few more days before you’re all together in Arizona! We’re writing to let you know the plan for your arrival at Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) Airport. After you exit the plane, proceed to the......Read More

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Greetings from the Southwest

Instructor Team, Instructor

Greetings from Arizona! Hello all! We are all together in Arizona, enjoying each other’s company and the beauty of the ever-changing desert light as it illuminates the towering structures of the desert, from cacti to  mountains. We are......Read More

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Pre-course activity: Bear’s Ears National...

Cecily, Participant

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/science-and-politics-collide-over-bears-ears-and-other-national-monuments I want to learn more about the three pending lawsuits Trump made against Bears Ears, and how five Native American tribes filed a......Read More

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Pre-Course Activity: Payahuunadü (Owens Valley)

Josh, Participant

photo link: http://oviwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/valleywater.jpg This is a photo of Payahuunadü (Owens Valley) found on the Owens Valley Indian Water Commission website. We will be visiting this area during our second week together, and I......Read More

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Hey Everyone!

Preston, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Preston and I am from Vail, CO. I originally signed up for one of the international courses, but thanks to Covid that was cancelled. I didn’t want to spend the spring of my gap year doing nothing so I looked around and I......Read More