Island tour

A group of ROCORI students visit the Galapagos for a school trip

COLD SPRING — A group of Rocori High School students said goodbye to central Minnesota and hello to Ecuador earlier this summer.

About 16 students were able to visit the Galapagos Islands last month as part of the school’s school trip.

Brian Herring is a Spanish teacher at Rocori. He says they try to take a class trip every two years. He says they usually visit Spanish-speaking countries, but wanted to do something different this year to open it up to more children.

So we decided to mix things up this year to do more of a science trip with the group of kids and Galapagos seemed like the perfect fit.

During the 10-day trip, students were able to study and learn about the region’s wildlife, history, science and culture.

(Photo: Brian Herring)

(Photo: Brian Herring)

Herring says it was an unforgettable experience for the students.

I know what they really enjoyed was the wildlife and the changing ecosystems. It really opened their eyes to a different part of the world, especially if none of them left Central Minnesota.

Herring says that as a Spanish teacher, most of their class trips have been to Spain or Costa Rica, but says they want to return to the Galapagos Islands in the future.

(Photo: Brian Herring)

(Photo: Brian Herring)

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