Monday, June 29, 2009

Greetings from Monterey Bay

Hello all,

The fearless leaders of National Geographic Student Expeditions fanned out across San Jose and San Francisco today, and gathered up our young, intrepid explorers who soon will be chronicling every nook and cranny of Monterey Bay.

Gathering up so many travelers took time, but we are now all safe and sound on the campus of California State University, Monterey Bay. After a leisurely half-day getting settled into our new digs, we feasted on some food and rallied the troops for a surprise evening trip to the beach. Though the fog rolled in, concealing much of the bay, the students did not hesitate to charge the water and get their feet wet! The moment we felt how chilly the Pacific is (many of us, including me, are east-coasters!) we elected to retreat to the sand.

One of our leaders, Alex, shot our first group photo at night and made it look like the photo was shot in the middle of the day. The photo is below, take a look!

Tomorrow we will head to the aquarium to get the students better acquainted with this remarkable environment.


Stephen, Kim, Brianna, Alex, and Peter