Photo of the Week
Bolivia Educator
Photo Title


WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 121571
    [post_author] => 26
    [post_date] => 2015-07-06 15:41:03
    [post_date_gmt] => 2015-07-06 21:41:03
    [post_content] => July 5th

Waking up in Hotel Monserrat, my clothes still giving off the incense cedar from last night’s sharing ceremony, an Andean Cross still in the pocket of my jeans. Gathering, we walk the quite streets of Cochabamba, too early for the coffee shops to be open, but warmer, thankfully. Snow still caps the mountains to the north. Around the corner we go, witnessing the city waking up, hearing the enthusiastic calls of street vendors and dodging the “trufis”. We step into a non-descript market and are warmly beckoned to sit, and eat. We share new foods – api, tojori, pastel and nata – “How is yours?” “May I try?” “Another, please!” We are all in high spirits.

Clambering into taxis, bounding through crowds and circles until the traffic thins, pulling into the program house. Breathing, sensing the tranquility of Tiquipaya. Host families arriving, greeting us warmly as we share more food and drink – juice made from dehydrated peaches, Bolivian coffee from Stephen’s farm, Liz’s favorite fruit (a creamy, watermelon-like fruit with big black seeds). And a birthday cake for Susa! She laughs warmly as her cake-covered face entertains us all.

Walking down a long dirt road, past dogs and cows and burnt eucalyptus trees sprouting from the base, past a sign advertising a future water park that will never be built, past fields of potatoes, asparagus, something that looks like chard. Our Doña urges us to enter. Fruit trees with un-pronounceable names inhabit the courtyard, providing shade for a cat, a dog, and a whole family of turkeys. Doña picks a new fruit from a nearby trellis, breaks it open, and wishes me to eat the contents – sweet and seedy.

Trudging to the Tiquipaya market, buying mandarins and flowers for our Doña. Walking back, we are passed by a funeral procession, accompanied by a bank in the back of a truck, brass and drum playing a dirge. Arriving home, we watch Doña grind vegetables on a large flat stone, forming a thick paste that will accompany our supper. She tenderizes meat on the same stone – preparation for what she calls “falso conejo” – false rabbit.

As we eat mandarins, our Doña teaches us a few words in Quechua – “Dioso lo paigue” means “thank you”, “mijuna” is food, and “waikur” is to cook. These words feel like precious gifts in my mouth, and they feed me more profoundly than the food.

Watching the last light of the day fade away, we head to bed. It is 7:15.
    [post_title] => Tiquipaya
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => tiquipaya
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2016-01-20 16:33:29
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-01-20 23:33:29
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => https://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=121571
    [menu_order] => 0
    [post_type] => post
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [categories] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Term Object
                (
                    [term_id] => 105
                    [name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [slug] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [term_group] => 0
                    [term_taxonomy_id] => 105
                    [taxonomy] => category
                    [description] => 
                    [parent] => 255
                    [count] => 23
                    [filter] => raw
                    [term_order] => 5.1
                    [cat_ID] => 105
                    [category_count] => 23
                    [category_description] => 
                    [cat_name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [category_nicename] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [category_parent] => 255
                    [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2015/bolivia-educator-summer-2015/
                )

        )

    [category_links] => Bolivia Educator
)
View post

Tiquipaya

Matt Eddy,Bolivia Educator

Description

July 5th Waking up in Hotel Monserrat, my clothes still giving off the incense cedar from last night’s sharing ceremony, an Andean Cross still in the pocket of my jeans. Gathering, we walk the quite streets of Cochabamba, too early for the coffee shops to be open, but warmer, thankfully. Snow still caps the mountains […]

Posted On

07/6/15

Author

Matt Eddy

Category

Bolivia Educator

WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 121566
    [post_author] => 26
    [post_date] => 2015-07-06 14:03:32
    [post_date_gmt] => 2015-07-06 20:03:32
    [post_content] => 7/2/2015

Our first full day together was busy! Perhaps the best word to describe the theme that ran through our activities is “juntos”. Creating togetherness through our first morning meeting, yoga and sharing our life maps. These exercises gave us a sense of each other and a greater comfort with sharing; key ingredients for building a sense of togetherness within our group. Afternoon activities included our expectations of self and others, our itinerary (the plan), being able to articulate who we are and why we are in Bolivia, yellow and green rules for living together, and skits on tips for traveling together. Our final exercise focused on quotes about why climate change. The voices drew on a diverse group from around the world - a reminder that climate change is a challenge best tackled together. Truly JUNTOS!
    [post_title] => Juntos
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => juntos
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2015-07-06 14:03:32
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-07-06 20:03:32
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => https://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=121566
    [menu_order] => 0
    [post_type] => post
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [categories] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Term Object
                (
                    [term_id] => 105
                    [name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [slug] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [term_group] => 0
                    [term_taxonomy_id] => 105
                    [taxonomy] => category
                    [description] => 
                    [parent] => 255
                    [count] => 23
                    [filter] => raw
                    [term_order] => 5.1
                    [cat_ID] => 105
                    [category_count] => 23
                    [category_description] => 
                    [cat_name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [category_nicename] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [category_parent] => 255
                    [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2015/bolivia-educator-summer-2015/
                )

        )

    [category_links] => Bolivia Educator
)

Bolivia Educator

View post

Juntos

Tom White,Bolivia Educator

Description

7/2/2015 Our first full day together was busy! Perhaps the best word to describe the theme that ran through our activities is “juntos”. Creating togetherness through our first morning meeting, yoga and sharing our life maps. These exercises gave us a sense of each other and a greater comfort with sharing; key ingredients for building […]

Posted On

07/6/15

Author

Tom White

Category

Bolivia Educator

WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 121564
    [post_author] => 26
    [post_date] => 2015-07-06 14:00:38
    [post_date_gmt] => 2015-07-06 20:00:38
    [post_content] => 
IMG_2295
July 4, 2015 Tonight we had the opportunity to explore our depth a bit further, to continue on our inward journey.  Our Dragons leaders invited us to participate in an ancient Andean ritual which included a sensory exploration of earth, fire and breath.  The Andean cross was gracious gifted to each of us to remind us of the unity we all hold in the three worlds.  We are of the ancient earth, we are of the present light and we are of the boundless infinite.  Such presence brings with it acknowledgement of our great responsibility to our ancestors and to future generations.  It is after all us who are currently here and whose names are being called to take action.  We must partner with our brothers and sisters who have been into the fight. We met several leaders today at both Centro Agroecologico and Fundacion Gaia Pacha.  We heard first hand stories of how climate change is destroying ancient cultures, something even the Colonialists couldn't do.  Once again these people must fight.  This battle is against the climate change results that impact their daily lives.  Flood, frost, deglaciation and desertification are all ruining their ability to feed themselves and access water.  These impacts are caused by others and yet they suffer.  Yet, what I see most in the people of Bolivia is something I recognise in all of us:  a deep-seated resilience to protect what we hold close.  I see hope, I see people who care for one another and come together in community to rise up once again in the face of suppression.  It is my greatest prayer that they succeed. [post_title] => Andean Journey [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => andean-journey [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2016-01-20 16:34:07 [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-01-20 23:34:07 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=121564 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [categories] => Array ( [0] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 105 [name] => Bolivia Educator [slug] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015 [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 105 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [parent] => 255 [count] => 23 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 5.1 [cat_ID] => 105 [category_count] => 23 [category_description] => [cat_name] => Bolivia Educator [category_nicename] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015 [category_parent] => 255 [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2015/bolivia-educator-summer-2015/ ) ) [category_links] => Bolivia Educator )
View post

Andean Journey

Deb Bauer,Bolivia Educator

Description

July 4, 2015 Tonight we had the opportunity to explore our depth a bit further, to continue on our inward journey.  Our Dragons leaders invited us to participate in an ancient Andean ritual which included a sensory exploration of earth, fire and breath.  The Andean cross was gracious gifted to each of us to remind […]

Posted On

07/6/15

Author

Deb Bauer

Category

Bolivia Educator

WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 121558
    [post_author] => 26
    [post_date] => 2015-07-06 12:19:59
    [post_date_gmt] => 2015-07-06 18:19:59
    [post_content] => 7/3/15

Today we left our cocoon of El Pancho and headed into Cochabamba to meet with a few different organizations working on behalf of the Bolivian people. We first met Oscar, who was a integral player in the Bolivian Water Wars, when Bolivian water rights were sold to outside corporate interests. He started Fundation Abril which has three primary areas of work: water, sewage and sanitation, promoting social organization, and urban and school agriculture. In Cochabamba most communities send their waste water directly into the river. Foundation Abril set up a small scale example waste water treatment plant to demonstrate how treatment can happen prior to entering the creek. The water from the treatment plant will be used in a reforestation and garden effort. Next we visited Escuela Santa Rose de Lima to view a school garden and water catchment system. Adam also told us about a school leadership program through Democracy in Practice that he is running in the school. The model chooses students at random to participate for three month terms as a student government. They learn by doing; a great example of experiential education in action.

Our final stop was at the Andean Water School to meet Don Adbon, who was such an inspiration. He started the center as a place for people to come learn about sustainable water practices, which he is using on his own land. The Democracy Center, which focuses identifying impacts and consequences of climate change, helping to build community resilience and supporting communities to take action, gave us a presentation as well. Bolivia is already seeing impacts of climate change, decreased water due to melting of glaciers and altered precipitation patterns is one significant concern. We were also introduced to a water focused climate change curriculum that some of us may be able to use in our classrooms. We had a wonderful Bolivian lunch of fresh cheese, beef, maize, potatoes and salad. We had the opportunity to try chicha (a fermented corn drink) and learned all the traditions associated with consuming it.

Today was incredibly informative; it is hard to capture all the learning that happened. We interacted with many local Bolivians who were welcoming, kind and knowledgable. We are aso grateful for the time they spend with us today filling our brains with positive contributions bring made for the Bolivian people.

 
    [post_title] => Gaining Knowledge
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => gaining-knowledge
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2015-07-06 12:19:59
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-07-06 18:19:59
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => https://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=121558
    [menu_order] => 0
    [post_type] => post
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [categories] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Term Object
                (
                    [term_id] => 105
                    [name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [slug] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [term_group] => 0
                    [term_taxonomy_id] => 105
                    [taxonomy] => category
                    [description] => 
                    [parent] => 255
                    [count] => 23
                    [filter] => raw
                    [term_order] => 5.1
                    [cat_ID] => 105
                    [category_count] => 23
                    [category_description] => 
                    [cat_name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [category_nicename] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [category_parent] => 255
                    [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2015/bolivia-educator-summer-2015/
                )

        )

    [category_links] => Bolivia Educator
)

Bolivia Educator

View post

Gaining Knowledge

Melissa B,Bolivia Educator

Description

7/3/15 Today we left our cocoon of El Pancho and headed into Cochabamba to meet with a few different organizations working on behalf of the Bolivian people. We first met Oscar, who was a integral player in the Bolivian Water Wars, when Bolivian water rights were sold to outside corporate interests. He started Fundation Abril which has […]

Posted On

07/6/15

Author

Melissa B

Category

Bolivia Educator

WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 120981
    [post_author] => 23
    [post_date] => 2015-07-01 11:36:26
    [post_date_gmt] => 2015-07-01 17:36:26
    [post_content] => Our group has safely aligned at el Poncho Ecovilla just outside of Cochabamba. Today we'll focus on settling in, recovering from overnight travels, and framing the course and adventure to come!

 
    [post_title] => Arrival!
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => arrival-16
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2016-01-20 17:07:28
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2016-01-21 00:07:28
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => https://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=120981
    [menu_order] => 0
    [post_type] => post
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [categories] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Term Object
                (
                    [term_id] => 105
                    [name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [slug] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [term_group] => 0
                    [term_taxonomy_id] => 105
                    [taxonomy] => category
                    [description] => 
                    [parent] => 255
                    [count] => 23
                    [filter] => raw
                    [term_order] => 5.1
                    [cat_ID] => 105
                    [category_count] => 23
                    [category_description] => 
                    [cat_name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [category_nicename] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [category_parent] => 255
                    [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2015/bolivia-educator-summer-2015/
                )

        )

    [category_links] => Bolivia Educator
)
View post

Arrival!

Stephen Taranto,Bolivia Educator

Description

Our group has safely aligned at el Poncho Ecovilla just outside of Cochabamba. Today we’ll focus on settling in, recovering from overnight travels, and framing the course and adventure to come!  

Posted On

07/1/15

Author

Stephen Taranto

Category

Bolivia Educator

WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 120822
    [post_author] => 26
    [post_date] => 2015-06-29 19:17:05
    [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-30 01:17:05
    [post_content] => Hello Fellow Dragons Bolivia Climate Change Students and Leaders,
I am really looking forward to beginning our learning adventure together. (Most especially since I landed in La Paz this morning--my first trip south of Guatemala in the Americas.)

Back in the States I adore my small, mostly-forested town in Massachusetts. There's real community, and a dedication to being intentional as we craft our future. Consideration of our energy future is part of the dialogue.

Unlike those who have introduced themselves up to this point, I teach in public schools, and with K-6 students. I teach "computer" classes to students, and am also a digital learning resource to staff. It's been important to me to weave global perspectives into my teaching, and in my previous position I led an after school science club, and helped an environmental center develop science trainings for teachers. In spite of this, I have limited science training myself, and look forward to learning from the environmental educators in the group. My undergraduate passion was anthropology, and I have an evolving interest in place-based education, and geography. Not to keep tossing jargon, but data visualization and geo locating information (think multimedia) float my boat, too, so please let me know if that's an overlapping interest of yours.

I look forward to meeting you soon.
Susan
    [post_title] => Susan Introduction
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => susan-introduction
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2015-06-29 19:17:05
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-30 01:17:05
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => https://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=120822
    [menu_order] => 0
    [post_type] => post
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [categories] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Term Object
                (
                    [term_id] => 105
                    [name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [slug] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [term_group] => 0
                    [term_taxonomy_id] => 105
                    [taxonomy] => category
                    [description] => 
                    [parent] => 255
                    [count] => 23
                    [filter] => raw
                    [term_order] => 5.1
                    [cat_ID] => 105
                    [category_count] => 23
                    [category_description] => 
                    [cat_name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [category_nicename] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [category_parent] => 255
                    [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2015/bolivia-educator-summer-2015/
                )

        )

    [category_links] => Bolivia Educator
)

Bolivia Educator

View post

Susan Introduction

Susan Wright,Bolivia Educator

Description

Hello Fellow Dragons Bolivia Climate Change Students and Leaders, I am really looking forward to beginning our learning adventure together. (Most especially since I landed in La Paz this morning–my first trip south of Guatemala in the Americas.) Back in the States I adore my small, mostly-forested town in Massachusetts. There’s real community, and a […]

Posted On

06/29/15

Author

Susan Wright

Category

Bolivia Educator

WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 120823
    [post_author] => 26
    [post_date] => 2015-06-29 19:16:08
    [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-30 01:16:08
    [post_content] => Greeting from Cochabamba!

We are here prepping the last minute details of our trip before your arrival. Many of you are well traveled, but we wanted to remind you of a few key ingredients to a safe journey, landing at altitude. Drink water! Stay hydrated! We don't recommend drinking alcohol prior to your flight, nor a big meal.

You will be staying at two different home stays during your time in Bolivia. Especially for a lower level of Spanish, we have found it's nice to bring a photo or two of where you come from, your family & friend community. We encourage you to also bring a small token gift to your stays - postcards of your area work well, or something unique from your area.

So finish packing, get ready for a unique experience learning from others and sharing your skills, ideas, questions and concerns about one of human history's most challenging and urgent problems - the global climate . . . nothing more, nothing less.

Saludos,

Liz & Stephen

 

 
    [post_title] => Travel Safe...& a few reminders.
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => travel-safe-a-few-reminders
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2015-06-29 19:16:08
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-30 01:16:08
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => https://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=120823
    [menu_order] => 0
    [post_type] => post
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [categories] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Term Object
                (
                    [term_id] => 105
                    [name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [slug] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [term_group] => 0
                    [term_taxonomy_id] => 105
                    [taxonomy] => category
                    [description] => 
                    [parent] => 255
                    [count] => 23
                    [filter] => raw
                    [term_order] => 5.1
                    [cat_ID] => 105
                    [category_count] => 23
                    [category_description] => 
                    [cat_name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [category_nicename] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [category_parent] => 255
                    [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2015/bolivia-educator-summer-2015/
                )

        )

    [category_links] => Bolivia Educator
)

Bolivia Educator

View post

Travel Safe…& a few reminders.

Liz & Stephen ,Bolivia Educator

Description

Greeting from Cochabamba! We are here prepping the last minute details of our trip before your arrival. Many of you are well traveled, but we wanted to remind you of a few key ingredients to a safe journey, landing at altitude. Drink water! Stay hydrated! We don’t recommend drinking alcohol prior to your flight, nor […]

Posted On

06/29/15

Author

Liz & Stephen

Category

Bolivia Educator

WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 120770
    [post_author] => 26
    [post_date] => 2015-06-29 09:23:43
    [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-29 15:23:43
    [post_content] => Did anyone else happen to notice that the front cover of yesterday's New York Times Magazine featured a pic of the Salar de Uyuni salt flats?  The article itself isn't about Bolivia -- it's about lithium and its value in treating bipolar disorder -- but it includes some impressive photos of the Bolivian landscape.  According to the article, Bolivia's salt flats could make that country the "Saudi Arabia of lithium."

In light of what Klein has to say about extractivism, I wonder what you all think -- what are/would be the advantages and perils of Bolivia monetizing its lithium reserves?

See you all on Wednesday!
    [post_title] => Bolivia pic
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => bolivia-pic
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2015-06-29 09:23:43
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-29 15:23:43
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => https://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=120770
    [menu_order] => 0
    [post_type] => post
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [categories] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Term Object
                (
                    [term_id] => 105
                    [name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [slug] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [term_group] => 0
                    [term_taxonomy_id] => 105
                    [taxonomy] => category
                    [description] => 
                    [parent] => 255
                    [count] => 23
                    [filter] => raw
                    [term_order] => 5.1
                    [cat_ID] => 105
                    [category_count] => 23
                    [category_description] => 
                    [cat_name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [category_nicename] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [category_parent] => 255
                    [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2015/bolivia-educator-summer-2015/
                )

        )

    [category_links] => Bolivia Educator
)

Bolivia Educator

View post

Bolivia pic

Matt Eddy,Bolivia Educator

Description

Did anyone else happen to notice that the front cover of yesterday’s New York Times Magazine featured a pic of the Salar de Uyuni salt flats?  The article itself isn’t about Bolivia — it’s about lithium and its value in treating bipolar disorder — but it includes some impressive photos of the Bolivian landscape.  According […]

Posted On

06/29/15

Author

Matt Eddy

Category

Bolivia Educator

WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 120676
    [post_author] => 26
    [post_date] => 2015-06-28 13:57:00
    [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-28 19:57:00
    [post_content] => Hello Everyone!

My name is Deb Bauer and I am excited to be joining you on this Bolivian adventure!  I teach in the business school at the University of Oregon in the finance department.  Additionally, I am the Director of our Business Honors Program.  As part of that component of my job, I have been accompanying students on international alternative spring breaks.  We have traveled to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala for immersion into the communities and to work and learn beside the people there.

As we headed down that path I realized that there were improvements that could be made to the student learning experience and that I lacked the knowledge to make those improvements effectively.  Wanting to develop myself professionally in this area is how I became connected to Dragons.  I participated in their Rocky Mountain Seminar for educators and left reinvigorated and with many useful tools that I put into action for our last trip.

Despite learning a tremendous amount, I knew I still had more that I could learn from Dragons and so I decided to attend one of the summer trips.  I am very excited to dive into international experiential education with all of you in the upcoming weeks.

This will be my first time to South America and I don't have any specific experience with Bolivia.  I am excited to immerse in the culture there and learn how climate change is impacting the local communities.  I recently witnessed the glaciers in full retreat in Switzerland while reading the Naomi Klein book and it has really been a wake up call.  I hope to work on how I can incorporate climate change into my courses as well as future trips with students.

In my free time, I ride and race bikes (mostly cyclocross so I am excited to meet our fellow cyclocross fanatic!), hike with my dog, and enjoy the outdoors here in Oregon.

I look forward to meeting you!

Deb
    [post_title] => An introduction
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => an-introduction-11
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2015-06-28 13:57:00
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-28 19:57:00
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => https://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=120676
    [menu_order] => 0
    [post_type] => post
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [categories] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Term Object
                (
                    [term_id] => 105
                    [name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [slug] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [term_group] => 0
                    [term_taxonomy_id] => 105
                    [taxonomy] => category
                    [description] => 
                    [parent] => 255
                    [count] => 23
                    [filter] => raw
                    [term_order] => 5.1
                    [cat_ID] => 105
                    [category_count] => 23
                    [category_description] => 
                    [cat_name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [category_nicename] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [category_parent] => 255
                    [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2015/bolivia-educator-summer-2015/
                )

        )

    [category_links] => Bolivia Educator
)

Bolivia Educator

View post

An introduction

Deb Bauer,Bolivia Educator

Description

Hello Everyone! My name is Deb Bauer and I am excited to be joining you on this Bolivian adventure!  I teach in the business school at the University of Oregon in the finance department.  Additionally, I am the Director of our Business Honors Program.  As part of that component of my job, I have been […]

Posted On

06/28/15

Author

Deb Bauer

Category

Bolivia Educator

WP_Post Object
(
    [ID] => 120683
    [post_author] => 26
    [post_date] => 2015-06-28 13:56:55
    [post_date_gmt] => 2015-06-28 19:56:55
    [post_content] => Hi All,

I know we'll all be together in Bolivia shortly but I thought I should post a little something to say hello and briefly introduce myself. I teach at Choate Rosemary Hall, a boarding school of about 870 students in Wallingford, CT (about 20 minutes from New Haven). I primarily teach AP Environmental Science and biology with a smattering of biology electives: marine science, global scientific issues, etc. I just finished my 5th year at Choate and my 9th year teaching. Before coming to Choate I spent 4 years teaching at Lake Forest Academy just north of Chicago and then took a year to get my masters in environmental science at the University of Sydney in Australia. In addition to teaching at Choate I live in a dorm with 2 other faculty members and 36 teenage girls. I also coach boys' and girls' water polo and in the winter help to run cardio dance fitness (a bit like zumba).

I've been fortunate to do quite a bit of travel but very little to South America. My only prior trip to the continent was to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile a few years ago to do the W trek with students which was incredible! I'm so excited for this adventure and to meet all of you. Unfortunately, I am embarrassingly mono-lingual so hopefully I will learn a bit more Spanish while we're in Bolivia.

See you in a couple of days!

Cheers,

Meg
    [post_title] => Meg
    [post_excerpt] => 
    [post_status] => publish
    [comment_status] => closed
    [ping_status] => closed
    [post_password] => 
    [post_name] => meg
    [to_ping] => 
    [pinged] => 
    [post_modified] => 2015-06-28 13:56:55
    [post_modified_gmt] => 2015-06-28 19:56:55
    [post_content_filtered] => 
    [post_parent] => 0
    [guid] => https://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=120683
    [menu_order] => 0
    [post_type] => post
    [post_mime_type] => 
    [comment_count] => 0
    [filter] => raw
    [categories] => Array
        (
            [0] => WP_Term Object
                (
                    [term_id] => 105
                    [name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [slug] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [term_group] => 0
                    [term_taxonomy_id] => 105
                    [taxonomy] => category
                    [description] => 
                    [parent] => 255
                    [count] => 23
                    [filter] => raw
                    [term_order] => 5.1
                    [cat_ID] => 105
                    [category_count] => 23
                    [category_description] => 
                    [cat_name] => Bolivia Educator
                    [category_nicename] => bolivia-educator-summer-2015
                    [category_parent] => 255
                    [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2015/bolivia-educator-summer-2015/
                )

        )

    [category_links] => Bolivia Educator
)

Bolivia Educator

View post

Meg

Meg Blitzer,Bolivia Educator

Description

Hi All, I know we’ll all be together in Bolivia shortly but I thought I should post a little something to say hello and briefly introduce myself. I teach at Choate Rosemary Hall, a boarding school of about 870 students in Wallingford, CT (about 20 minutes from New Haven). I primarily teach AP Environmental Science […]

Posted On

06/28/15

Author

Meg Blitzer

Category

Bolivia Educator

1 2 3