Exploring the Florida Peninsula – 2014

The Vicki Penziner-Matson Fund supported the 2014 Spring Break, natural history field expedition to the central peninsula of Florida. Wendy Tori, Jose I. Pareja, John Iverson, Bill Buskirk, and Yoni Glogower led the trip. We visited a number of the hangouts John frequented when he was a graduate student at the University of Florida. John’s knowledge and enthusiasm was great! Wendy and Bill made the birding experience surreal… and Jose and Yoni made driving around Florida enjoyable! …”

Read the full trip synopsis (PDF) →

“… Participating in the natural history trip to Florida this spring break was a phenomenal experience. From watching a red-shouldered hawk tussle with a yellow rat snake to snorkeling with manatees and catching turtles to learning the calls and distinguishing features of countless birds (swallow-tailed kites, royal terns, and even an early-migrant ruby-throated hummingbird) I learned a lot and enjoyed myself thoroughly. …”


Interested in off-campus programs?

The Vicki Penziner-Matson Point Pelee National Park Field Trip in Canada is just one example of the off-campus experiences available to Earlham College students.