Monthly Archives: June 2011

Scenes from the Trip

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Experiential Learning and Communicating

by Jim Haw Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com Once, while lecturing 150 freshmen about the value of the natural world in which we live I paused and asked, “How many of you can tell me the current phase of the moon?” … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead

by David Ginsburg Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com Last week, my colleagues and I wrapped up our second annual Maymester course to Guam and Palau. While the course participants returned to Los Angeles, I stayed behind on the island of Guam … Continue reading

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Just When You Think It Can’t Get Any Better

by Genivieve McCormick Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com Today, June 3, was our last day in Palau, and it was definitely a day to remember. We went on a kayaking tour around the Rock Islands led by one of the most … Continue reading

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Disney Lake

by Michele Felberg Our last day in Palau was spent on a kayak tour of the Rock Islands led by Ron Leidich, a zoologist from the United States. We spent the morning paddling through calm, pristine waters, stopping every now … Continue reading

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“I Shall Call Him Squishy, and He Shall Be Mine, and He Shall Be My Squishy”

by Kimberly Knabel and Kelsey Lewis To most people, being surrounded by thousands of jellyfish sounds like a nightmare. However, there exists a place called Eil Malk, an island of Palau, where this nightmare becomes a fantasy. The oddity of … Continue reading

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Last Child in the Reef

by Emilie Moore Originally published at ScientificAmerican.com When I first got wind of the details of the Guam and Palau research diving program, I thought there had to be a catch. A program that so perfectly combined academics and passion … Continue reading

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