Wednesday morning we left our rooms at the YWCA in the wee hours of the morning to catch the train from Delhi to Agra, where we paid tribute to one of the most famous places on Earth. I’ll let you do your own research on the Taj Mahal. Afterward, we headed for Agra Fort. Next, … Keep reading »
Ecology and Sustainability in the Indian Himalaya
This course will provide an outstanding opportunity to explore the connections between social structures, economic opportunities, and ecological realities in a diverse and fascinating area of north India. We’ll travel from Delhi into the middle Himalaya, including a six-day porter-supported trek through remote villages up to 12,000’ above sea level.
Yesterday and today were spent at the Hanifl Center where the students finished researching, organizing, and then presented their final projects. When it wasn’t raining, we enjoyed the cooler weather as well as the awesome views we couldn’t normally see due to pollution in the valley (the rain helped clear that up temporarily). Tomorrow we … Keep reading »
Well, everybody is back from the trek safe and sound. Today is about cleaning up and resting after 6 hard days of hiking. Enjoy the selected photos. I wish I could share them all with you.
Yesterday morning’s task included learning everything we need to know about trekking in the Himalaya. A list was provided about what we all needed to have accessible in our hiking packs, and to take note of what each person still needed. Thankfully, Hanifl Center is a well-oiled machine and has plenty of supplies to help … Keep reading »
We are so thankful for cooler temperatures up here at 7,000 feet, where the Hanifl Center lies. The Hanifl Center is the environmental learning center associated with Woodstock International Boarding School here in Mussoorie, Utterakhand, India. On Wednesday, May 11, we took a long walk to and around the village of Landour. We learned a … Keep reading »
I am so sorry for the delay. I did attempt to post several days ago, but it looks like it never published. Our internet has been very dicey until now. So let me catch you up! Our 27 students trickled in to Delhi over several flights on May 4th and 5th. Despite some serious jet-lag … Keep reading »
Sorry for the delay! Wi-Fi access and time to dedicate to blogging haven’t quite matched up. Nevertheless, we have had a great start to our time here in India. Over the first 30+ hours, our 27 students trickled in on different flights. We didn’t have a whole lot of time to recover from jet-lag before … Keep reading »