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NOLA: Night 1: What I hope to get out of this trip

We landed in New Orleans. By the time we got into the rental van and on the road it was dark and disorienting. I’m excited to see New Orleans in the day time. I look forward to Field Work and I.D.ing plants and contributing to the existing data set. I’m also excited to listen to local jazz artists & experience all the sights, sounds & tastes of this incredibly culturally rich city. I hope to talk to locals about what it’s like to live here and their experiences. I know I’ll walk more informed, humbled, and proud of the work my group and I did. 

Now for some dinner at Brick Oven Cafe…

Trip Expectations!

I am beyond excited to travel to New Orleans. I’m looking forward to meeting the locals and seeing how different the culture is. I have never been to Louisiana, so having the opportunity to attend this trip is a wonderful privilege. I can’t wait to get out and explore New Orleans!

Pre-Trip Thoughts!

I’ve heard so much about this trip from friends that have gone before and I’m stoked to finally go! My favorite thing about the ESRM department is that we get to travel to places far and near but we also make our trips meaningful. I’m excited to see the culture in NOLA and learn as much as I can about the different lifestyles people live.! 

Trip Expectations

Posted from Camarillo, California, United States.

Before I embark on this experience to New Orleans I have thought a lot about what I expect to get out of this. For starters, my goal is to just make a difference within the environment and society. If I can help at least one person directly while I’m in New Orleans then that would bring an immense amount of joy to me. Another thing I want to do is to be able to see how different their niche is both from a sociological and environmental standpoint. I’m even curious how their ecosystem system is. I am not an ESRM student but I am excited to put myself in a different¬†standpoint. Addendum, I am really intrigued to see how all the concepts we learned in class come to life when we attend this trip. It isn’t often that we (the students) get to take the information/concepts we are taught in these books and powerpoints while being able to apply them in a real life.