A group of ROCORI students are touring the Galapagos Islands for a school trip


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

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

Brian Herring is a Spanish teacher at Rocori. He says they try to have a school 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 based trip with the group of kids and the Galapagos Islands seemed like a perfect fit.

During the 10-day trip, students learned about the area’s wildlife, history, science, and culture.

(Photo: Brian Herring)

(Photo: Brian Herring)

Hering says it was an unforgettable experience for the students.

I know the big things they really enjoyed were the wildlife and seeing the changing ecosystems. It really opened their eyes to a different part of the world, especially when neither of them have left central Minnesota.

Herring says that as a Spanish teacher, she has taken most of her class trips to Spain or Costa Rica, but that she plans to return to the Galapagos Islands in the future.

(Photo: Brian Herring)

(Photo: Brian Herring)

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