Monthly Archives: June 2017

DAY 17: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Research and Technology (6/19/2017)

We awoke early with a long day ahead of us full of traveling.  Complimentary breakfast at the hotel followed by a short walk to the train station.  We traveled from Zurich to Dübendorf to visit the Swiss Federal Institute of … Continue reading

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DAYS 15 & 16: Zurich as Home Base But a Weekend Free to Travel and Explore (6/17/2017 & 6/18/2017)

By Courtney Sigloh This past weekend was our free weekend for the trip. Each student was free to stay in Zurich, take day trips, or travel somewhere else in Europe for the weekend. There were a wide array of adventures; … Continue reading

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DAY 14: From Riva to Zurich (6/16/2017)

By Victoria Glasgow Today we re-located from a “buon giorno” region to a “guten morgen” one! We rode from Riva San Vitale to Zurich on an alpine train through the new Gotthard Base Tunnel. Despite the speed and the tunnel, … Continue reading

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DAY 13: Last Day at the Steger Center (6/15/2017)

By Mary Wright A few of us began the day with a run down the path besides the river that Daniela Doninelli, managing director of the Steger Center, showed us. It was a beautiful path that ran through farms growing … Continue reading

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DAY 12: Learning about Water in Lugano (6/14/2017)

By Sam Chanesman We started our morning with an early 15-minute train ride to Lake Muzzano near Lugano,  where we met with Professor Brack Hale, who teaches Environmental Science and Biology at Franklin International University. We arrived at the beautiful … Continue reading

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Day 11: Exploring Riva San Vitale & Water Problem Discussion (6/13/2017)

By Hangyu Shi (Arthur) We got up very early in the morning in Venice, having to say goodbye to our dear Todd and his cute son. We’ll miss them. To get to our next destination, Riva San Vitale, we had to … Continue reading

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Day 10: The Venice Lagoon (6/12/2017)

By Lily Miller Today, the focus of our studies was the water systems of Venice, Italy. We started the day at Venice International University where Francesca Zennaro talked to us about both the natural and human history of the Venice lagoon. … Continue reading

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