My Trip To Mongolia

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My Trip To Mongolia

  1. 1. My Trip to Mongolia Summer 2009
  2. 2. Mongolian Empire Temujin, who later became Genghis Khan (Ultimate General) and his grandsons, expanded the boundaries of Mongolia and from 1206-1369 the Mongolia Empire stretched from China to Greece and from the Himalayas to southern Russia. It was the largest land empire the world has ever known.
  3. 3. Mongolia Today Mongolia is a land locked country bordering Russia, China and Kazakhstan. Mongolia consists of steppe, desert and mountain ecosystems.
  4. 4. Why go to such a remote place? Research Travel Friends
  5. 5. Travel through the Mongolian Countryside Shermans Tight Squeeze! Traffic!
  6. 6. Pallas Cat Research Center click to start
  7. 7. Accommodations Ger
  8. 8. Our classroom/research site In this beautiful classroom (and others across the steppe) we made observations, asked questions, designed inquiry projects, collected data, analyzed it, shared our conclusions and discussed the process
  9. 9. Inquiry in Action!
  10. 10. Field observations
  11. 11. Pallas Kittens Sherman traps
  12. 12. Catching a Wild Pallas Cat Don’t Try this at home! Pallas Cat Narka with bootlace noose
  13. 13. Wild female in her den
  14. 14. Her View
  15. 15. Moilt Research Camp
  16. 16. Wild Takhi Click to start
  17. 17. more journal entries…
  18. 18. Independent Trip to the Gobi Desert
  19. 19. Khamaryn Khiid and Shambala
  20. 20. Terelj National Park
  21. 21. hand drawn map of Terelj
  22. 22. Ecotourism Ger Camp
  23. 23. Naadam Festival The Three Manly Sports: Horse Racing, Wrestling and Archery
  24. 24. Friends and Family Baagii and Priscilla Baagii and me Baagii’s Whole Family Me and Belguun Ghengis, me, Baagii and Priscilla
  25. 25. Mongolian Night Horses galloping Too cozy with fire? Almost too dark to see Shedding another layer! Jumping foals delight Who needs clothes in ger? Quick lightning flashes Step outside for air Bright clouds beyond mountain ridge Glowing half moon through clouds peaks Thunder drawing close River lullaby Fire in the ger stove Mountain River Steppe Candlelight glows, cozy, warm Mongolian dreams are real Rain outside? Who cares? Sleeping in a ger

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