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Rio Grande Semester – Group A

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Hi I’m Izzy!

Izzy, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Izzy and I’m from Durham, North Carolina. In a non-covid world, I would be a sophomore at Goucher College, which is right outside of Baltimore, studying environmental studies and sociology. Although, I am very thankful......Read More

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Hi I’m Jane

Jane Singman, Participant

Hi! My name is Jane Singman and I’m 20 (turning 21 on the trip). I go to SUNY Purchase in New York, and I’m a sophomore psychology student. I love being outside, animals, music, writing, and taking every moment in.  I’ve been......Read More

Rio Grande Semester - Group A

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Helpful Packing Tips Video from Maddie

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Hi Everyone, Your instructor, Maddie, made this short instructional video about how to pack your backpack for your course. Maddie has covered literally thousands of miles on foot as a thru-hiker, so her packing tips are definitely well trail and......Read More

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Packing Notes!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hello again Dragons! It was wonderful to see you all in the webinar a few days ago. Thank you for joining us and for all of your great questions. We look forward to taking this first virtual meeting live and in person in just a few weeks! Whether......Read More

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Harvest of Empire, Our Pre-Course Assignment!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hello Dragons! The undertaking we’re all about to embark on is sure to be full of unexpected and amazing learning opportunities. As instructors we know that so much of the learning happens in the moment, on the ground and unscripted. Nonetheless......Read More

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Your Rio Grande Tentative Itinerary!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Dear students & families, We’re excited to present our tentative itinerary for this spring! In the months ahead, we will spend time on the land and on the water. In the desert and in the mountains. In the solitude of the wilderness and in......Read More

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Hello from your instructor Maddie!

Maddie, Instructor

Hi everyone! My name is Maddie Melton and I am so honored and excited to share in this Dragons adventure with you this semester as your Course Director and Instructor. I led the first ever Rio Grande Semester last fall, so I’m excited to build......Read More

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Instructor Introduction from Luis

Luis, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Hi everyone, My name is Luis Alvarado and I’m happy to say that I’ll be an instructor for your upcoming semester program. The areas and the themes of this course are very important and very personal to me. I was born in Texas, my mother is from......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester, Rio Grande Semester - Group A, Rio Grande Semester - Group B

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A Note on Social Media

Dragons Team, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2021 Travelers, Your program is just around the corner and we’re sure you’re as excited as we are to see how the semester unfolds! While we understand that you’re likely anxious to meet your traveling companions right away, we have......Read More

Colorado River Basin Semester, Rio Grande Semester - Group A, Rio Grande Semester - Group B

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Welcome to the Yak Board!

Dragons Team, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2021 Students and Families, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your course’s Yak Board as a online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course: you will use the Yak Board to......Read More