Below is a reflective essay by a 2014 Footsteps of Giants participant, Jacqueline Peralta. She was given the opportunity to travel and explore the world, and herself, thanks to the Geography of Hope Foundation.
Never in my wildest dreams did I believe I would ever stand on top of a mountain,
We recently saw Ben Klasky speak at TEDXRainier on a subject he cleverly calls “Nature Deficit Disorder.” What is Nature Deficit Disorder, you may ask?
Klasky defines Nature Deficit Disorder as the negative side effects that come from not spending enough time outdoors. When kids miss out on fresh air and exploring
Camping is about fun AND learning
Camping is a great way to break from your normal routine, get some fresh air, and to expand your appreciation for the natural world. And it’s a lot more than s’mores and campfires (although those are really great parts of camping, too!). When you take a trip out
Los cayucos are hand-carved wooden canoes that swiftly float across the sparkling light blue waters of the Caribbean near Panama in South America.
On this journey, they are a symbol of entering a new region that’s full of color, culture, and wonderful people. We’ll use cayucos again later as we canoe between islands of the San