Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CPS Teacher To Travel to the Amazon

November 30, 2010

Congratulations to Josh Park, a teacher at Curie Metropolitan High School. He was selected from a pool of fantastic teachers in Chicago to spend ten days in the Amazon with 10 Curie students during the summer of 2011. Few places on earth can rival the rich social and biological diversity of the Amazon. Parker and the students will explore villages, forests, rivers, and lakes, nature centers, and visit with indigenous peoples including shamans. Students will also participate in service experiences while they are there. The service-learning experience is sponsored by Global Explorers and the Pearson Foundation.

Another opportunity is coming up soon through Global Explorers. One CPS teacher will be selected to join American Youth Leaderhip Program for a three-week travel experience to Cambodia with five CPS students during the summer of 2011. The application deadline is Thursday, December 16, 2010. Teachers interested in applying can go to www.globalexplorers/programs/destinations/cambodia.

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