Dam Beavers!

The evening sunset from our camp on Shell

The teeming wildlife within the Boundary Waters is truly extraordinary, however a large portion of the ecosystem of the lakes can be attributed to one creature in particular: the beaver. According to my brother, Clinton, a guide from Wilderness Wind Outfitters, it is not illegal to hunt and trap beavers–however dismantling a beaver lodge or … Keep reading »

Little Indian Sioux River

Getting ready for our week-long adventure.  From left, junior Logan Miller, senior Rebekah Steiner, freshman Logan Steingass, junior Josh Schlabach, freshman Emma Patty, Gretchen Nyce, junior Daniel Graber, prof. Val Hershberger, and junior Sunday Mahaja.

The past week has been an amazing experience of nature and wildlife, and after Goshen College students arrived back to campus on Sunday, everyone felt the effect of the wild. Personally, I found getting reacquainted with my cell phone and computer to be somewhat surreal.  And putting my Timex watch back around my wrist reminded … Keep reading »

Final Projects, Final Days


Greetings, friends! It’s almost 6:00 in London and we’ve all turned in our final projects, meaning we’re completely finished with the academic portion of the Arts in London class! It’s hard to believe that in just over one short day our three-week whirlwind experience will come to a close. While the work is finished (except … Keep reading »

Heading Home!

We’ve had a great time, but returning home always feels nice. We left Crow Canyon on Saturday morning to begin our trek home. On our way we visited Ute Mountain Tribal Park and spent the night camping there on Saturday. We then headed to Chaco Canyon where we spent the night and got a tour … Keep reading »

It's Not What You Find…

buckets of dirt, ready to sift

It’s not what you find, it’s what you find out. This has been our mantra at Crow Canyon Archaeological Center this past week. Our week has been one of learning about what archaeologists do and how they represent Native Americans through the questions they ask. On Monday, we did a mock dig in a classroom … Keep reading »

Final Reflections…


I write this from the Miami International Airport.  Yesterday morning students presented their final research presentations – they were excellent and it was evident that students worked very hard on their projects.  We spent the afternoon cleaning the facility and performing minor maintenance and upkeep. In the evening I took Jessica, Michelle, Alex, and Cortney … Keep reading »