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www.GlobalExplorers.org. Come Discover Classroom Earth!. Today’s Agenda Grueling Quiz What do you want to know about Global Explorers and Educational Travel? Why International Travel? Linking Culture, Science, Service and Leadership Why Global Explorers? How to Make it a Reality

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www.GlobalExplorers.org

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come discover classroom earth
Come Discover Classroom Earth!

Today’s Agenda

  • Grueling Quiz
  • What do you want to know about Global Explorers and Educational Travel?
  • Why International Travel?
  • Linking Culture, Science, Service and Leadership
  • Why Global Explorers?
  • How to Make it a Reality
  • Questions and Answers

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grueling quiz question 1
Grueling Quiz - Question #1

What continent has the most countries represented in the United Nations?

  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • South America

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grueling quiz question 2
Grueling Quiz - Question #2

The largest pyramid ever built was constructed in Egypt.

  • True
  • False

Cholula Pyramid in Mexico – Base is 450m X 450 M

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grueling quiz question 3
Grueling Quiz - Question #3

What of the following countries is the most densely populated?

  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Rwanda
  • Singapore

6,489 People / km2

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grueling quiz question 4
Grueling Quiz - Question #4

In what country would you find the airport with the highest elevation of any international airport in the world?

  • Switzerland
  • Bolivia
  • Nepal
  • Ethiopia

La Paz Airport - 13,313 ft

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grueling quiz question 5
Grueling Quiz - Question #5

Big Money Question

Asunción!

Stakes Are High…

What is the Capital…

Of…

Paraguay?

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who is global explorers
Who is Global Explorers?

We are a nonprofit organization located in Fort Collins, CO driven by our passion for sharing the most educational and life-changing travel experiences available to students of all abilities.

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why travel
Why Travel?
  • Reflect – put things in perspective

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Why Travel?
  • Discover new cultures

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why travel2
Why Travel?
  • Explore new ecosystems

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why travel3
Why Travel?
  • Be inspired to make a difference

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why travel4
Why Travel?
  • Conquer new challenges and overcome adversity

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why travel5
Why Travel?
  • Make new friends

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why travel6
Why Travel?
  • Have FUN!!!

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Come Discover Classroom Earth!

Linking Culture, Science, Service and Leadership through Educational Travel

  • Cross-disciplinary approach
  • Attach a personal global experience AND…
  • A personal local reaction
  • Knowledge >
  • Attitude >
  • Behavior!

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Come Discover Classroom Earth!

Personal

Global

Response

Personal Local

Response

Empowerment

DefineIssue

Understanding

Appreciation

Despair

Knowledge of the Issue

Developed from research by Harry Boyte, Institute for Democracy, www.publicwork.org

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what works in service learning
What Works in Service Learning?*
  • Curriculum Integration
  • Ongoing Cognitively Challenging Reflection
  • Youth Voice
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Meaningful Service
  • Duration
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • *Billig, Shelley. 2007. Unpacking what works in service-learning. A report of the National Youth Leadership Council: Growing to Greatness 2007.

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why global explorers
Why Global Explorers?

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what s different about global explorers
What’s Different About Global Explorers?
  • Community-oriented, mission-driven nonprofit organization
  • We start with EDUCATION as the main goal
  • Unique and comprehensive 3-phase program
  • Dedicated to community, conservation and sustainability
  • We live our values
  • We give back to every community we visit, as well as to our local communities
  • We are there to support you every step of the way
  • We develop long-lasting bonds and relationships with our partners and our participants
  • Nationally respected programs have been featured on ABC Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, CBS Sunday Morning and the Travel Channel

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Preparatory Curriculum

Global Explorers 3-Phase Program

International Field Workshop

Follow-Up Service

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Texas A&M Program Evaluation

*From An Evaluation of Global Explorers: A Preliminary Report by Mat Duerden - Texas A&M University, 2008

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Texas A&M Program Evaluation

*From An Evaluation of Global Explorers: A Preliminary Report by Mat Duerden - Texas A&M University, 2008

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Texas A&M Program Evaluation

*From An Evaluation of Global Explorers: A Preliminary Report by Mat Duerden - Texas A&M University, 2008

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Texas A&M Program Evaluation

*From An Evaluation of Global Explorers: A Preliminary Report by Mat Duerden - Texas A&M University, 2008

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valuable lessons for life
Valuable Lessons for Life…
  • My plan was to go to college, get a very practical degree and make a lot of money. Before that trip and that moment on Jane’s beach the rest of the world was just an afterthought in my life’s plan.
  • However, as I sat on the beach that fifty years ago Dr. Jane Goodall first stepped foot on and then went on to do so much good for the world, my thinking changed.
  • My plan changed on that trip, on that day, and in that moment. I was not going to come back home and forget all that I had seen. I came back inspired and motivated to make a difference.

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Valuable Lessons for Life…

Project Goals

$10,000 (USD) = Long-term tree nurseries in the five regions of Tanzania

Plant at least 3,000 trees in North America

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Valuable Lessons for Life…

Meaningful Service

Preparation – Curriculum Integration

Leadership – Ongoing Cognitively Challenging Reflection

Respect for Diversity

Youth Voice & Duration

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our group destinations
Our Group Destinations
  • Amazon Adventure: Peru

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Our Group Destinations
  • Arctic Exploration: Canada

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our group destinations2
Our Group Destinations
  • Baja Journey: Mexico

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our group destinations3
Our Group Destinations
  • Sustainable Tropics: Costa Rica

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our group destinations4
Our Group Destinations
  • Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley: Peru

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our group destinations5
Our Group Destinations
  • African Discovery: Tanzania

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Our Group Destinations
  • The Mayan Yucatan: Mexico

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leading the way
Leading the Way

Individual enrollment programs for students with and without disabilities

  • Lead: Step outside your comfort zone and learn to use adversity as an advantage and explore your leadership skills.
  • Learn: Explore new cultures, understand global conservation issues, engage in community service and step up to become a responsible global citizen.
  • Live: Experience the joy of travel and discover the power that you have to make a difference in the world.

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Leading the Way
  • Erik Weihenmayer
  • 14 to 21-year-old students
  • Blind/ VI and Sighted
  • 6-9 month long commitment
  • Social Awareness Campaign / Educating Others
  • Travel Channel, CBS Sunday Morning, NBC

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ltw 2009 expeditions
LTW 2009 Expeditions
  • Iztaccíhuatl : Mexico

November 6-14, 2009

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LTW 2009 Expeditions
  • Rim to River : Arizona

July 7-21, 2010

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ltw in a nutshell
LTW in a nutshell
  • September- December
    • Enrollment and Registration
    • Team Selected and Notified
  • January- April
    • Conference Calls
    • Preparatory Curriculum
    • Training Retreat in Colorado with Erik Weihenmayer
  • May-July
    • 1-3 Field Workshop
  • July- September
    • Follow Up Service Projects

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what can you do
What Can You Do?
  • Get a group together and serve as a group sponsor
    • You travel for free with 10 paying students
  • Nominate a student for LTW (blind/ VI or sighted!)
    • We accept nominations every fall
  • Help us spread the word!
    • Share the excitement of LTW with your network
    • List Serves, School Groups, Parent Groups, Web sites, Blogs, etc.
  • How?
    • Visit: us on the web www.globalexplorers.org
    • Email me: [email protected]
    • Call me: 877-627-1425

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