Hello all!! As many of you may know, for the past two weeks we’ve been hunting giant carnivorous snails at Endeavor Inlet with great success, and as a result of being out in the gorgeous Marlborough Sound communication was very limited. So, although you’ve heard the majority of what we’ve been working on in our […]Read more "Stuck in the Middle (of nowhere) With You – Resolution Bay Adventures"
After departing Franz Josef, we were on the road again—four hours’ worth. We made a few stops along the way, firstly at Thunder Falls. The waterfall here was breathtaking. The light hit it at just the right angle for it to glisten down the rocks as gravity pulled it down to the river. The river […]Read more "Weekend at Wanaka"
Today was another day that we can check off our bucket list as the trip continues. Today we took a helicopter up to the top of the Franz Josef glacier and hiked a large portion of the bottom-most part of the glacier. There were some nervous stomachs as we got our gear and trekked out […]Read more "Franz Josef Glacier"
Woke up and made a quick breakfast followed by a lecture from Nathan over extractivism (taking raw materials from the Earth without reciprocating or replenishing them) vs. stewardship (making sure to take care of the planet so that future generations can also enjoy it). We talked about how we should be more concerned about what […]Read more "Cave Exploration & Black Water Rafting"
Today, our conservation medicine team continued its academic adventures in Punakaiki, New Zealand. Our day began with a series of early-morning lectures on the complex global energy crisis. To extend our environmental studies, we ventured to the infamous Pancake Rocks and Blowholes of Punakaiki. These gigantic limestone formations curiously mold into stacks of pancake-like shapes. […]Read more "You Butter Believe that We Saw Pancake Rocks & Blowholes!"
Today we got a bit of a late start and did not have to be out of our hostel until 10 am. We all woke up and packed up our hostel rooms and ate breakfast before we set out for Punakaiki. Once on the bus we were told by dad, Nathan, that mom, Jeanette, was […]Read more "Nelson to Punakaiki"
Leaving Resolution Bay, the group headed out to Nelson for our next big adventure. Abel Tasman National Park, the smallest park in New Zealand was no small feat. We headed to Nelson specifically for this and what our professor says is “one of the best hikes in the world”. As with most days here the […]Read more "Abel Tasman National Park"