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… Read More


Early in the morning we drove to Gregory Canyon—a local climbing spot, joined by our new Nat Geo Expert Sarah Polger. We met our guides at the trailhead where we were equipped with our climbing gear and began our trek to the rock wall. When we arrived at our climbing destination, we were quickly fitted… Read More


We can’t believe it’s our last day in Boulder!  No words can describe the ridiculous, captivating, and loving memories we’ve shared. This week has been the best of all our lives, and today was the cherry on top.… Read More


After spending nine days working with National Geographic grantees at MIT or the University of Colorado Boulder, these students developed proposals for projects based on the skills they learned during their experience on campus. They were given grants from National Geographic to implement these projects back home, and will be working on them throughout the… Read More


How did you decide to join the University of Colorado-Boulder Student Expeditions program? I was looking for a summer program to do the summer of my junior year of high school that would be both educational and fun. I love National Geographic, and as soon as I saw that this expedition covered both adventure photography… Read More


Written by trip leaders Erica, Larson, and Nathalie Why hang out in a classroom when you can learn about wildlife conservation and climate change in the tundra at 12,000 ft? On Monday, we spent the day exploring the challenges of conserving wildlife and wild places under climate change in Rocky Mountain National Park. While exploring the park, we… Read More


Our students have arrived from all over the world — including Pakistan, Dubai, and Canada — as well as all different parts of the United States, and we can already tell this is going to be a great week!… Read More


After spending nine days working with National Geographic grantees at University of Colorado Boulder, these students developed proposals for projects based on the skills they learned during their experience on campus. They were given grants from National Geographic to implement these projects back home, and we’ve checked in with them to hear about their latest progress!… Read More


Since the students arrived here in Boulder, we’ve been having a great time exploring Colorado- from the quaint city of Boulder to the high-altitude Rockies! At the Boulder Farmers’ Market, students were on assignment- they talked to local farmers discussing how climate change affects their business. We received a range of responses from everyone interviewed — bee… Read More


I believe that life is about collecting experiences and friends, not money and laurels.” – National Geographic Expert Cedar Wright   We can’t believe it’s already over! While watching fireworks from the flatirons on July 4th, we had a chance to reflect upon the adventures we have had, the challenges we overcame, and the friends… Read More