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WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia Educator

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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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Our Tentative Itinerary

Claire & Jason, Instructor

Dear Fellow Educators, In just over two short months, we’ll all be here together in the heart of the ancient Kathmandu valley, setting out on a journey into the life, culture and landscape of the Himalayas. As a tight knit group of inspiring......Read More

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An introduction to a very excited Participant,...

Jacqueline, Participant

Greetings from Rice Lake, Canada! My name is Jacqueline Priolo, less than a year ago my name was Jacqueline Scheffel. Last June I got married in Algonquin Provincial Park at a canoe camp to my adventure partner Steve. Before this, I had just begun......Read More

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An Introduction to your Instructor, Claire

Claire Bennett, Participant

A heartfelt Namaste from the pre-monsoon hazy heat and storms of the Kathmandu valley! My name is Claire, I am originally from the UK although I have for many years called Nepal home. I have the great privilege of being one of your instructors for......Read More

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Welcome to Your Nepal 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

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia Educator

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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

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Its been a while…but here are my thoughts

Maria Elena Derrien, Participant

This summer, I was given the opportunity to participate in a Where there Be Dragons course on Climate Change in Bolivia to bring back more knowledge about climate change and find new ways to incorporate global components to our fourth grade......Read More

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Pandas and Food on Day 9

Lesley Buckmaster, Dragons Admin

This post is a bit delayed as the past few days have been pretty full. We’ve moved from Yunnan Province up to Sichuan Province, specifically to Chengdu. Our first full day was quite good as we went to visit with one of our instructor’s......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China Educator: Beyond the Wall

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Sweet & Savory

Joseph & Lauren, Instructor

Today was sweet and savory, our last day in Lijiang and Lashihai. We said farewell to our host families. All members of our group were touched by the warmth and generosity of our hosts in Lashihai. Despite our limited mandarin or local dialect, we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Librarian

Jeffrey C Smith, Participant

I have finally had some time to reflect and transcribe my journal and notes. Not sure who is still reading this Yak board, but if anyone replies, I will continue to post. I’ll start in Borobudur, where we had our first group meetings for......Read More

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Christina Montiel, Participant

Hello everybody! Hit the ground running after I returned home from my amazing trip to Bolivia and am still trying to process…. however I just wanted to share some initial thoughts after coming home… First of all, I want to thank all......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China Educator: Beyond the Wall

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Day 3

Ed Young, Participant

Day 3 After our daily check-in, it was clear that people are feeling more and more themselves. Jet lag is dissipating and trepidations have been replaced by excitement to explore Kunming. Our schedule has been active but not frenetic allowing us to......Read More

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On Survival and Fulfillment

Stef, Participant

I write from the top-top bunk of a sleeper train as we glide away from Kunming, city of eternal Spring, with bellies and hearts full. Days ago now, I was struck by the exquisite succinctness of Lu Yuan’s assertion that “we’re here to learn how......Read More