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From tarantulas in Belize to tutoring in South Africa: Not your typical spring break

04/4/2013

 Emma Sherer '13 (left) and Associate Professor of Ethnobotany Manuel Lizarralde check out a six-foot boa constrictor they caught in Belize.

Emma Sherer '13 (left) and Associate Professor of Ethnobotany Manuel Lizarralde check out a six-foot boa constrictor they caught in Belize.

Connecticut College students, faculty and staff scattered across the globe to take full advantage of the College’s two-week spring break in March.

For example:

- Professors Manuel Lizarralde and Steve Loomis took their Tropical Biology class to Belize to take stock of the rainforest diversity. The class caught (and later released) several incredible creatures, including a six-foot boa constrictor and four red belly tarantulas – one as large as a human hand.

- Senior Pablo Tutillo traveled to a Qatar to present a paper he wrote for his Islamic Traditions Class, while freshman Alexandra Luciani spoke about LGBTQ issues in children’s books at the 20th annual True Colors Conference at the University of Connecticut.

- A group of professors traveled to South Africa to learn about environmental justice issues there. The professors are part of a team developing a global environmental justice curriculum at the College with a $200,000 grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation.

- Two students volunteered at a clinic in Haiti and eight students accompanied Residential Education and Living Director Sara Rothenberger on a community service trip to South Africa.

Check out the slide show for more on these and other exciting trips: Spring Break 2013 Slideshow.

 

For media inquiries, please contact:
Matt Engelhardt (860) 439-2505, mengelha@conncoll.edu
Deborah MacDonnell (860) 439-2504, dmacdonn@conncoll.edu



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