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Puntarena, Costa Rica

Puntarena, Costa Rica

July 2018, I traveled to the Nicoya Peninsula, the West Coast Costa Rican peninsula, via Puntarenas. People I spoke to before my journeys and along the way, were encouraging me to not plan on stopping there, "it's the armpit of CR", "it doesn't have lively culture",...

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Avocados and Plastic- A Few Costa Rican Challenges

Avocados and Plastic- A Few Costa Rican Challenges

Finding the nuances of various locations is one of my favorite parts of being a global citizen, as it often makes me think of things I see everyday but pay little attention. I'm keen to noticing these unique elements when I travel. Finding avocado vendors and carts in...

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Sea Turtle Conservation

Sea Turtle Conservation

Learning about conservation in places other than "home", allows us to feel connected to the challenges in the world, and consider the challenges in our own community. For us, we love sea turtles, so having the opportunity to skype with Sea Turtle conservation centers...

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Global Holiday: El Dia De Los Muertos

Global Holiday: El Dia De Los Muertos

Remembering those who have gone before us, in a manner that honors life, treasures and preserves culture, and celebrates relationships as a key part of many global cultures. For people of Mexican-American and Meso-American heritage, that day happens November 1-2 with...

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Libraries are the HEART of the school!

Libraries are the HEART of the school!

Dear Global people~ Your library can and should be one of the most innovative, alive, and engaging places in the your school and community. We at Tudor Elementary love all the opportunities the library has to offer students, before, after, and during school. We...

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Mystery Skype/Hangout Adventures

Mystery Skype/Hangout Adventures

Students, in their various classes, in the Young Global Citizens Program at Tudor, have had Mystery Skype/Hangout sessions with over 46 schools since the end of 2016. This adventure, performed in our library, is an amazing opportunity for students to connect with...

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SDG #14 Life Below Water: Protecting What we Love

SDG #14 Life Below Water: Protecting What we Love

The days following World Water Day, we continued to explore water in all its ways, by exploring the United Nations SDG's. We even got to meet with self-proclaimed mermaid--scuba diver, author, and global conservationist, Jennifer Nolan. Ms. Nolan has done some amazing...

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Understanding Waste in Alaska- Earth Day Education

Understanding Waste in Alaska- Earth Day Education

In honor of Earth Day 2018, we invited in a special guest expert from the community, Gary Smith from Total Reclaim Alaska, to give us the scoop on most things waste here in Alaska. They are a very environmentally driven organization and they are committed to making...

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Books arrive in Agadir, Morocco

Books arrive in Agadir, Morocco

Last Spring students at Tudor Elementary raised 1,500 books to donate to a few chosen organizations. One of them was to Rural Alaska Reads program, which is a local student designed organization determined to get more books in the hands of students who live in rural...

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