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On the Road

January 21, 2020

NEU/BIO 675: Biodiversity, Brains, and Behavior

January 20, 2020

Today we spend a lot of time on the road. We woke up early at our resort in Tela, packed our bags, ate breakfast, and then loaded up onto our bus. I was able to get some extra sleep as we drove to the city of San Pedro Sula, where we stopped at a mahogany factory. Sadly, the business is dying out but the craftsmanship involved is no less astounding. There were a variety of items for sale at the factory - unique items carved into the richly colored wood, including anything as small as keychains all the way up to large trunks and engraved mahogany doors. A lot of us students bought some small things to take back to the states with us. 

After the factory, we hit the road again and ended up at Power Chicken, a restaurant the group stops at every year for a large lunch. The group was seated at tables put together in a long line, which were filled with chicken, coconut rolls, fried rice, and tortillas. We ate until we were all stuffed and somehow there was still leftovers. 

Then we all loaded back up on the bus and continued our journey towards the city of Copan.

 


About the Honduras Study Tour

THE TRAVEL DATES

Jan. 11-23, 2020

THE INSTRUCTORS

Biology Prof. Scott Hegrenes 

Sociology Prof. Bill Miller 

Neuroscience Prof. Dan Miller

AN INTRO

In this course, students will be able to study the diverse ecology of a Caribbean coral reef, while learning about the evolution of neurobiology of marine life to humans. Students will have the opportunity to be scuba-certified before diving in to explore the tropical reefs. They will get first hand experience of what Honduran culture is like during their stay, explore the Copan ruins, an archaeological site of the Maya civilizations, and visit the island of Roatan.

Writer

Rachel Harvey ’22