Joshua Curry, a college student at Principia, spent last summer exploring Mongolia. He returned with a slide talk to share. “We spent time in the capital city of Ulanbaatar, the Gobi desert, Ikh Nart Nature preserve, and the Altai mountains. From hot dry deserts to humid hot cities, to cold mountains, we tasted extremely diverse conditions,” he said in a press release.

The talk is Thursday, Dec. 30, at 6:30 p.m. at Camden Public Library. “Our classes over there included geology, biology, and country studies. We discovered dinosaur bones, researched many endangered species, and learned about a culture with roots going back thousands of years.”

Curry, from Warren, graduated from Medomak Valley High School in 2008 and is currently a physics major. He adds, “I teach and coach fencing at a club in St. Louis, and I also play rugby on a college team.”