Experiential Science Education - Yanayacu, Ecuador 2010

Sam Wood

Hometown:  Laramie, Wyoming

University/Department:   University of Wyoming:  English Literature with a Creative Writing minor

Why did you decide to go on the Yanayacu Research Trip?  I am interested in sciences and I got to go to Ecuador.  

What was the most important thing you learned?  A group of diverse people who take a trip together can gain a valuable experience together. 

How has this experience changed you?  I have immersed myself in nature, unlike any other experience I have had.  It is no longer  just a faceless goal to preserve nature and beauty.

What are your plans for the future?  I don't know.  I am not sure if I am going to keep this major.  Maybe change to Marine Biology.  Law school is an option.  I would like to study international environmental law.  I also want to travel.

What advice would you give a young scientist?  Seize the moment.  Just do it!  Spend time away from your comfort zone.  Take that first step

If you would like to ask Sam question about science, please email him at:  swood20@uwyo.edu