Birding in Tagbilaran/Panglao

We pretty much had no clue where to bird around Tagbilaran city and the local TAs warned that there would be little to see, but we decided to go check out our surroundings anyway, I mean, with all the vegetation around, there‚Äôs bound to be some scrub birds at least. Upon waking up in Dao […]

ANR and BBC

Our class had loads of fun planting our trees at the ANR site! All of us a hoping that our plants grow up strong and well. We’re now in BBC where the connection is better! We did the bat activity last night where we caught a dog-faced fruit bat in a mist net, took some […]

Tarsiers!

We visited two places with the Philippines tarsier today. It took me a little while to find this weirdly cute creature even though the guide was pointing it out to me. I did not expect it to be this small! I really enjoyed the day (trekking included) as well as the reflection session as it […]

Marine survey Day 2

  Hello from Bohol! It is the second day of the marine survey today and I had so much fun with today’s free diving invertebrate transects because the waters were so much calmer than yesterday! I had the chance to talk to several people on how to better free dive and I am glad that […]

here we go again !

tomorrow morning, we are off for the philippines for the 3rd time. never in my wildest dreams did i ever imagine i would ever visit the philippines once, let alone repeatedly, and with a huge group of students in tow. feeling excited and very much looking forward to seeing all my friends again. bohol, here […]

OMG my students are AMAZING

The task of grading 46 reflective field diaries, each with 12 daily entries, answers to 13 post-trip questions and a reflective conclusion (not to mention stand-profile diagrams) might seem like quite a chore. Certainly, it’s time consuming as all He!$, but holy smokes, this cohort of students has been wowing the heck out of me. […]

Here’s another story

One of the things that my group really enjoyed during the trip was our research topic on how culture, history and religion affects conservation efforts in Bohol. It gave us the opportunity to find out interesting stuff from people’s perception, and it definitely gave us creeps when we listened to the stories some of them […]