Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu

Birds in the Galapagos Islands

Professor of Organismal Biology and Ecology Jim Ebersole served as faculty leader for a Block Break
 Away for a group of 47 alumni, parents, and friends in March 2016. The trip combined two extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu.Teeming with tortoises, sea lions, birds, and fish, the Galapagos is almost a surreal environment in which to see iguanas, crabs, and frigate birds on full display. The group then flew to Peru to visit Machu Picchu, the legendary “lost city of the Incas,” and Cuzco, the oldest continuously inhabited city of the Western Hemisphere. Photos courtesy Bob Kendig ’71.


Cheetas in Tanzania

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Krista Fish ’97 led 25 alumni, parents, and friends on a Block Break Away to Tanzania in March 2016. The group visited Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Serengeti National Parks, as well as the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage site. On safari, the group saw several species including ostriches, cheetah, leopards, lions, elephants, and hippos, to name a few. Tanzania provided a perfect backdrop for the group to consider the interplay between tourism and conservation. Photo courtesy Gary Grossenbacher P’16 and Gabrielle Theriault-Grossenbacher P’16.