The Great Sand Dunes

We were able to visit the Great Sand Dunes before heading back to CC. At the visitors center we wrote a few poems using a children’s field guide poem template. I will share a few simple poems written by classmates and some pictures from the day. Poem #1:  Badger Furry, Curious Eating, Frolicking, Juggling Very cool […]

More Pictures from the Valley!

Our class had the opportunity to talk to a few expert women who taught us about the water rights system in the San Luis Valley and the different Rio Grande restoration projects that are happening. We also visited a potato farm and potato factory to gain a better understanding of the local industries and how they […]

Field Trip Spotlights

During our Baca Field Trip I interviewed different members that contributed to the awesome experience! Here I will share some spotlights. Meet Becca Williams, one of my classmate, friends and a TREE Semester graduate! Becca loves bears and learning! She is a junior at CC who is majoring in environmental science and minoring in art. Becca loves when her classes take advantage of the […]

The Ranch Visit

On Thursday we spent the day at Trinchera Ranch, which is the fourth ranch I have visited this year with CC, but it is quite different from all the other ranches.  Trinchera Ranch is the largest ranch in Colorado and consists of 173,000 acres privately owned. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains, which includes Mount Blanca–the […]

Hello it’s Chelo — Keep Up With My Half Block Experience

Hello! My name is Chelo and I am majoring in Education Studies at Colorado College. I was provided with the opportunity to create a blog about the course titled Topics in Environmental Social Sciences: State of the Rockies: Conserving Local Landscapes taught by Tyler Cornelius. I will start off by explaining how I ended up […]

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