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
The Quechua, the native dwellers of the Andes region in Peru, call their home “Pachamama” or Mother Earth. On our 25-day excursion to that very place, our group of students grades 9-12 will explore the vast beauty, culture, and history of a small village outside Ollantaytambo in South America—and find out why the Quechua