Core of LAVA-Lobos

This week, the students took a break from observing the sea lions to consider some of the bigger questions which strike at the core of LAVA-Lobos: Why is it important to understand how humans impact animals? Why should we study sea lions in particular? What is the...
Testing Their Skills

Testing Their Skills

Hola lectores,   We’ve been working hard with the students for the past two weeks, teaching them the specific requirements of the protocol. Based on what they’ve learned so far, they should be able to identify the social grouping of the sea lions, quickly discern the...
LAVA-Lobos back in action

LAVA-Lobos back in action

LAVA-Lobos is back in action! I am part of a 4-person ground team (aka the “Galapagang”) which will be working in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno until the end of July to kickstart the second year of the project. Right now, we are also joined by 5 other members of the PLUS...
Student Reflection: Mateo Rojas

Student Reflection: Mateo Rojas

Mateo Rojas 15 years old Describe something you’ve learned about sea lions that has surprised you. The Enchanted Islands have wonderful flora and fauna which attract many tourists, in addition to the people who live on the islands year-round. Sea lions are an...
Student Reflection: Melany Diaz

Student Reflection: Melany Diaz

Melany Diaz 16 years old Do you view sea lion differently than you did when you first started this project? Why or why not? The LAVA project has brought several opportunities for International Baccalaureate students in the CAS program. One of those opportunities I...
Student Reflection: Karla Villagómez

Student Reflection: Karla Villagómez

Karla Villagómez 17 years old In my free time I like to draw, sing, and listen to music. Do you view sea lions differently than you did when you first started this project? Why or why not? At the beginning of the LAVA project, I thought that monitoring sea lions would...
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