We loved having @ibwesley out on the farm today!! Students enjoyed a tour of the farm and got their hands dirty with weeding, compost sifting and feeding the worms! All of this fun was followed by an incredible farm to table meal created by @mouthfeelculinaryco ! You can tell how much they loved the food by those reactions!
If you’re interested in bringing a group out to the farm for any of our tour options, just email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Happy Throwback Thursday- TFA style!
Two weeks ago we had the opportunity to host our first Learning Tour at Shingle Creek Elementary!
We would like to send a very special shoutout and thank you to Principal Schafer and TFA-Orlando alumna Monique Valerio for joining us and sharing with our guests why TFA- Orlando is important for our community.
Our next tour is on May 3rd and spots are going fast. RSVP today!! ———>> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/learning-tour-anthonys-story-tickets-44198557074
It’s been a while since my last post, and there is good reason for that. Most of you know that I’m involved with an organization called the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB), and my Dad and I help organize a fundraising auction each year for CFGB. Last years auction raised over $205,000 which gets matched by the Canadian government 4:1. CFGB’s goal is a world without hunger, and they partner with 15 different church denominations and their relief organizations. (MCC, World Renew, Food for the hungry for example). CFGB partners with these groups to help fund projects all over the world. So, the past few weeks I have been in northern Ethiopia on a learning tour with CFGB, visiting multiple project sites. It was an experience I’ll never forget. Ethiopia and its country side is a beautiful place, and CFGB and their partners are doing great things there to help many people. Some high lights were the different water diversion projects we visited. Creeks and small rivers are slightly diverted upstream and little canals are channeled down and used for irrigation, this allows farmers to harvest multiple crops a year as opposed to just one crop after the rainy season. The young boy in the first photo was very proud of the basil that he grew!
Another highlight was our time spent in Lalibela, which is home to the rock hewn churches, google it, you will be amazed!
We are getting prepped for this years “Make a Difference” auction which takes place on March 15 in Abbotsford, BC. Contact me if you wish to participate or donate to the auction. #ethiopia#cfgb#canada#canadianfoodgrainsbank#learningtour#irragation#camels#goats#donkeys#rockhewnchurches#lalilbela#addisababa#auction#abbotsford
A big thank-you to @tigerlily_home for holding down the fort while I was away,I know it wasn’t easy, but you are an amazing woman, and I love you tons! Thx babe!
On Friday our SOAR Team went on a learning tour. They went around to different organizations that aid vulnerable people in our city to learn about what they do and how they are helping.
Here are Heather & Jetson’s thoughts on how that impacted them.
JETSON: I was impacted by learning that you can see that there is actual human trafficking going on in Saskatoon. It’s something that I never knew was prevalent. And it’s on the streets that we see every day and it’s a real problem right here in our city.
(Learn more with @hoperestoredcanada)
HEATHER: I was impacted by the overwhelming amount of hurt in the city. But also that in the darkness there is so much light in each community. When we were at The Lighthouse Support Living they were so welcoming to us. When some one approached some one they didn’t care about their past or where they were at but they just welcomed them in with open arms.
Magasin Général, Bordeaux. | Based in the ‘Darwin Ecosystem’, located on the right bank is this extremely hip, fully-organic (locally sourced), tremendous restaurant. Everything about this place oozes ‘up to the minute’. The vintage furniture and décor create a warmly feel and it’s no wonder that locals flock here every single day. They’ve got foosball tables, table tennis and everything vegan. A hipster’s paradise. | One of the many places we will visit on a French immersion tour with Learn&Co. For more info, hit the link in our bio 🎓🇫🇷🔥👏👌🙌 | #mondaymotivation
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – HKUST Student Branch (AIAA@HKUST), a student-led group, organizes an overseas trip for HKUST Engineering undergraduate students every year. In the past 3 years, AIAA@HKUST has visited Singapore, Mainland China and Japan. This year, the group organized a 7-day South Korea Engineering Tour in January 2018.
“Since the beginning of the school year, my team and I have been working our socks off to prepare for this trip. Why South Korea? South Korea is an engineering powerhouse with tremendous developments across all fields of engineering. In hindsight, it was a fantastic decision for us, because we were able to learn and see much more than we could ever ask for,” says Konrad, Chairman of AIAA@HKUST.
“In this trip, we have visited 9 different engineering-related organizations across Seoul, Daejeon, Ulsan and Busan. Everything from flights, hotels and transport were all arranged for and coordinated by the AIAA committee. It was stressful to plan a trip for 33 people, but I am pleased to say that the trip could not have turned out any better,” adds Danny the General Secretary.
“Looking at engineering marvels is exciting and all, but looking back, the most rewarding part of the trip for us was probably seeing the participants enjoying the trip we prepared so hard for,” both share this with great satisfaction.
“On behalf of the committee, we would like to thank Prof Rhea Liem, Prof Larry Li, and in particular Prof In Lee (centre) for all their guidance and support of which this trip could not have been successful without.”
Konrad Chan, Year 3 in Mechanical Engineering
Danny Lee, Year 3 in Electronic & Computer Engineering
Learn more at AIAA@HKUST Facebook Page
Members of our #AkronCivicCommons team are in #Philadelphia to learn sustainability practices and maintaining collaboration across sector. Check out these photos from Day 1. We discussed Parks and Recs with Philadelphia Parks and Recs Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell and we dove deep into data before ending the night at Winterfest. #akron2philadelphia#parksandrec#learningtour
Planète Musée du Chocolat, Biarritz. Following up on our original article where we explored some of the most amazing places and activities which you can experience on one of our French Immersion courses, we’ve compiled an additional list. This is because there is so much to do and see and taste in the heavenly picturesque, astonishingly scenic country of France. Hit the link in our bio 🇫🇷🎓👌👏⚡️🙌😱😍
" Lecture them, they will hardly remember.
Teach them, they might forget.
Show them, they will learn.
Engage them, you won't have to repeat again." In areas of Terai region in Nepal, majority of the Government Community schools are closed for "winter vacation" due to extreme unbearable cold weather.
Today, we got some respite from this chilling coldness and after the extra classes for the day were done with, we ( myself and my students) decided to visit a brick making factory nearby and understand the overall process as to how a brick is being prepared. The kids enjoyed the walk, came across mustard field on the way, and finally, the factory. They were so keen to learn and so I sought help from one of the professionals to enlighten them in the processes. He gratefully obliged to my request. The day was quite fruitful for my students, and myself too.
Built in the 1720’s and situated on the left bank of the Garonne is the majestic Place de la Bourse. It’s undoubtedly the symbol of the city and across the road, reflecting the historic piece of architecture is the Water Mirror. A large, incredibly shallow body of water creates a truly breathtaking environment. Surely enough motivation to go on one of our French immersion tours? For more info, hit the link in our bio 🎓🇫🇷⚡️🙌⛪️
Darwin Eco-système, Bordeaux. This 20, 000 m2 ex-military barracks now features a massive skate park, an organic grocery, co-working spaces, the Le Bivouac wellness centre and spaces for graffiti/street artists to fully and freely express themselves! It’s a facility completely dedicated to urban culture and is full of activity and excitement. A definite must feel and see. 🙌👏👌🔥⚡️🇫🇷🎭🎨
"Il vaut mieux faire que dire." - Alfred de Musset | French to English equivalent: Doing is better than saying! Improve your French and book an immersion course with me today. Link in bio. 🎓🇫🇷✈️🙌 | 📷: La Cité du Vin, Bordeaux.