Baja and Belize Bound!

Posted on August 10, 2016

Sarah Toupin | School and Group Program Manager

Sarah Sea of Crotez2

I recently returned from an amazing trip to Baja, Mexico, which was part of my graduate program to receive my Masters in Biology from Miami University. In June, I spent ten days traveling the Baja peninsula with seventeen classmates, and now great friends, from the USA and Belize.

Sarah Desert

Our trip began with five days in the desert. I stayed with a family on their ranch, from which they run medicinal healing practice. I learned about desert ecology, hiked, searched for scorpions at night, and learned the importance of family heritage and tradition in the region.

In addition, I spent five days on the coast in Bahia de Los Angeles at the Vermillion Sea Institute. There, I snorkeled every day and saw some of the most amazing species: sea lions, whale sharks, dolphins and whales, to name a a few. Our group was immersed in nature on our daily excursions around the Sea of Cortez.

Sarah Sea of Cortez

I experienced things that I once thought I could only dream of, and learned a few new tricks. I look forward to sharing what I learned with the Center staff and helping to incorporate the hands-on teaching approach and field methods to enrich the Center’s programs.

I returned from my trip with this new motto: “Life truly begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Are you ready to push your limits?

Sarah Bahia

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