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Reflections

Carly Imhoff, Participant

After spending two weeks studying climate change, one can start to feel overwhelmed. Climate Change is a huge problem without one common solution and every community needs to combat climate change in a way that makes sense for them. The innovative......Read More

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Resilience

Laura Sainz de la Pena and Mary-Jo Shine, Participant

July 7 At the end of our first week in Bolivia, we found ourselves walking along outskirts of Sucre along paved double-lanedstreets with very little traffic, surrounded by walled houses from the very simple, to the much larger and fancier, to a......Read More

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Even the Rain

Glenda Stoneman, Participant

We met with Oscar Olivera from the Abril Foundation. He has been supporting water and labour rights for the past twenty years. He told us about his role in the Cochabamba Water Wars, details of which can be found in his article, “Even the......Read More

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Homestay

Carly Imhoff, Participant

Our adventure in Bolivia began with homestays, an integral part of the Dragons program. It was wonderful to explore Tiquipaya from a home instead of a hotel. I only wish our stays were longer. Sandra welcomed me into her family. When I first......Read More

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The Politics of Climate Change

Natasha Naujoks, Participant

3 July 2019 This evening we had the privilege of meeting with Rafael Puente, an historian and former high-ranking government official whose criticisms of the current administration are well known in Bolivia. As he was speaking about the causes of......Read More

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But that’s not what they call it

Javi Lluch, Participant

We are sitting around in El Poncho, and the backdrop is impossibly beautiful: rolling hills in the distance, the sound of the distinct songs coming from the different birds, the drooping branches of the trees sheltering us from the relentless......Read More

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Greetings from La Paz!

Stephen R Taranto, Participant

Greetings from La Paz everyone! I arrived on Monday to a full week of work and preparation for your arrivals in Cochabamba next week (!). I hope you are all in your respective stages of preparation, if you have questions or concerns please......Read More

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Science Teacher

Carly, Participant

As I write this, it is the end of the school year and my colleagues and I are happily exhausted from the trips, projects, and festivities. The quote,“And even as the world seems to grow more exhausted, our travels do not” resonated with me. I am......Read More

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Pre-course assignment

Los instructores, Participant

Hola a Todos! Greetings to All! Alan and Stephen here again with a few requests of you as you prepare for your respective journeys to Cochabamba. Please remember that you are more than welcome to reach out to us or Simon or Liz with any questions as......Read More

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Introduction

Natasha Naujoks, Participant

Hello, fellow travelers! My name is Natasha Naujoks, and I teach courses in History and Political Science at Norfolk Academy, an independent school in Norfolk, VA. I will be the first to admit that I am a very different (and hopefully better)......Read More

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Introductions

Glenda Stoneman, Participant

My name is Glenda Stoneman, and I am looking forward to sharing the trip with you.  I teach Canadian Geography, Environment and Resource Management, and Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology in Oakville, Canada.  These survey......Read More

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At Last! Bolivia Climate Change Educator Program...

Stephen R Taranto, Participant

Hola a todxs! Hello everyone! I am happy to share the attached program summary for our upcoming time together in the Heart of the Andes, Bolivia! We’ve tried to keep the summary as simple as possible and as we are still in planning changes......Read More

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Particpant

Mary-Jo Shine, Participant

Hi, my name is Mary-Jo and I’m really looking forward to meeting and sharing the trip with everyone.  I teach high school Physics and Environmental Science.  My love of the outdoors began as child and evolved into a long-standing interest in......Read More

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Hola queridas amigas y amigos.

Alan Condori Flores, Instructor

My name is Alan and I will be one of the instructors for the Climate Change Educator Program. A bit about me: I come from a little mining community here in the Andes and lived there pretty much all my childhood. I had to move to Cochabamba to finish......Read More

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Bolivia Climate Change Educator Instructor

Stephen Taranto, Participant

Saludos! Greetings! This is Stephen here, one of your two instructors on the upcoming Bolivia Climate Change Educator course. We have been getting things rolling over the past week and I am very excited to meet you all soon. I have led the course......Read More

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Welcome to Your Bolivia Educator Yak Board!

LizW, Dragons Admin

Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your Yak Board as an online group journal and virtual bulletin board. It is blank now, but in the approaching weeks, it will come alive with our own journeys and......Read More