Today we were grateful for the later start to the day. After eating breakfast we headed to the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, which is a wide plain where a herd of bison is conserved and studied. We met up with Tim and Tom, two people who work for the Denver Zoo and they showed us how they look at the impact the bison have on the plains.

Denver Zoo employees Tom and Tim took us to do field work at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

Denver Zoo employees Tom and Tim took us to do field work at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

Jim teaches us to use a quadrad.

Jim teaches us to use a quadrad.

We stopped the van to photograph bison and deer on the roadside.

We stopped the van to photograph bison and deer on the roadside.

At the Fish and Wildlife’s repository we were blown away by what we saw.

At the Fish and Wildlife’s repository we were blown away by what we saw.

Sarah tells us about the repository.

Sarah tells us about the repository.

Then, sadly, we had to say goodbye to our resident National Geographic expert, Sarah. We finished off our day by working on our capstone projects and watching Chasing Ice, a documentary about photographer James Balog.