Comments from Mandy Youngblood
The Field Biology of Mexico Vertebrate class went to a
beach near San Blas, Mexico to study mammals, birds, herps, and fish of
Mexico. We traveled with a group form Murray College located in
Tishomingo, OK, then we met several other students from different
colleges in Mexico. When we got to the beach, we were split into 4
groups so the Kansas, Oklahoma and Mexico groups could interact with
each other. We used nets to catch birds so we can study them, seined in
the ocean (which is harder than it looks, but fun), snorkeled near
crocodiles, went trapping for small mammals, and went to a banana
plantation to catch iguanas, frogs, and snakes.
Meeting and getting to know people from other cultures was fun.
Even though their lives are much different than ours, we found several
things we could all relate to- one being beer.
After 5 days at the beach, we traveled to Real de Catorce to learn
more about the culture. Some of us hiked up several mountains to learn
more about the Huichol Indians and we all shopped and learned to bargain
in the market. To sum it all up, it was an awesome experience and would
love to do it again. Please feel free to email me at
email@example.com if there are any questions about this trip.
Last updated on 16 April 2001.
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