Today Denver Gordon, one of our resident naturalists, turns 24 years old! Here at UGA Costa Rica, our staff operates like a family (and not only because many of our local employees really are related). We love to celebrate birthdays together with cake, singing and sometimes a broken egg on the head!
For her birthday, we asked Denver a few questions. We hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as we do!
Hometown: Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Favorite color: Orange
Favorite animal: Sea turtle
Favorite part of living in Costa Rica: Seeing the sunsets
Best memory of working at UGA Costa Rica: Spotting an olingo (a furry, bushy-tailed arboreal animal) with fellow naturalists Molly and Ernest while climbing a tree at night.
Best aspect of being a naturalist: I like to be outside and teach people and the ecosystem [here in the cloud forest] has a lot going on. I like continuously learning about it while showing other people.
Blog post and photos by photojournalism intern Rachel Eubanks.