Bay of Pigs

Jan 14, 2018 - Harmony V

The Bay of Pigs arouses painful memories of a failed CIA-sponsored invasion on the southern coast of Cuba.  But today we also learned that it is an area loaded with biodiversity, endemic birds, crocodiles, as well as some interesting cultural projects.  We filled our day exploring the aqua-blue coastline, the Bay of Pigs Museum, community art projects, birding areas, and a meeting with national park representatives.

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Jeff Phillippe

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Jeff was raised in upstate New York and completed his B.A. in geography at Middlebury College in Vermont. He attained his master’s degree in water resource science at Oregon State University where his research focused on glacier hydrology in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. He spent most of his 20's teaching Earth sciences and geography at the secondary and university level, while taking his summers off to lead wilderness and climbing expeditions throughout the continental U.S., Alaska, and Canada.

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