What drives our passion for studying the earth and the atmosphere? How can we use science to inform decisions about how we live on this planet? How do our experiences and our explorations of this world change who we are as people?

This is where we explore what it means to be a geoscientist. Welcome to our blog.

For anthropology student, Maddie Harrison, a walk through an Andean market became a study in culture. [READ FULL POST]

UNC student Matthew Weir shares his experiences on a hike through the cloud forest in Mindo, Ecuador. [READ FULL POST]

How can traveling the world shape who you are? Katie Dorman explores this idea in the context of her visit to Ecuador. [READ FULL POST]

Katelyn Stunkard finds a new appreciation for chocolate at a small chocolate manufacturer in Ecuador's cloud forest. [READ FULL POST]