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Learning a lot at the Rocky Mountain West ComSciCon, a science communication workshop. Later today we'll each give short science talks and then hear from Maddie Sofia, assistant producer of NPR Science Desk! ... See MoreSee Less

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The aspens are changing colors in the mountains! These are deciduous trees - meaning they lose their leaves seasonally. Cool fact - their bark is photosynthetic, meaning that growth is still possible after the leaves have dropped. Photosynthesis is a process that converts light energy into chemical energy that can be released later to fuel the organism's activities.

On the Redcloud 14er trail, Colorado, with @ricardo_pena_araujo

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Happy Mexican Independence Day! If you want a wonderful mix of culture, history and science, come along on one of our expeditions to Mexico!

November 11 - 19, 2017: Climb Iztaccihuatl and Orizaba, taking part in a snow/ice sampling study to understand impacts of contaminants (e.g., Mexico City pollution and volcanic ash) on snow melt.

February 4 - 12, 2018: Visit the National Museum of Anthropology, the Teotihuacan pyramids, and explore Nevado de Toluca's summit crater lakes, taking part in an underwater robotics study.

Deposits for November due by the first week of October and for February, by the first week of November!

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