SUNY Potsdam students, faculty and alumni pose at a monument denoting the location of the equator at the ancient archeological site of Catequilla in Ecuador.
Local SUNY Potsdam Students Visit Galapagos & Amazon Rainforest in Winterim Trip
2011 Feb 28When packing for one of the many Winterim courses offered through The State University of New York at Potsdam each year, most students would gather items necessary for surviving the bitter cold of a Potsdam winter -- snow boots, parka, mittens and a sturdy hat. However, students participating in the new international travel course, "Voyage to the Galapagos and Amazon Rainforests," required a slightly different packing list. Along with the parka, students also packed hiking boots, swim trunks, shorts, sandals and a snorkel for the two-week journey to the Galapagos Islands. This past Winterim, 11 students and seven faculty members and chaperones traveled to the Galapagos Islands and Amazon rainforest in an interdisciplinary course over the College's winter break. The students included: