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I was fortunate to serve as the 2010 Appropedia Travel Intern!
I am a recent graduate of Humboldt State University where I studied Botany. I was particularly interested in lichens and bryophytes and conservation issues in the neotropics. After some traveling and working in the field of Botany I decided to step back and spend some time cultivating knowledge in a completely different field: Early Childhood Education. I am currently working towards an ECE certification and substitute teaching at a local Montessori Preschool. I am also spending some time working with developmentally disabled adults. I enjoy dabbling in music, yoga, having spontaneous adventures, traveling, bookstores, and using my magical powers to put kids to sleep during nap time!
My Role with Appropedia:
In June 2010 I visited intentional/green communities and projects in South and Central America. My goals:
- To document positive functional aspects of the community /project to post on Appropedia. These aspects may be technological, social, or structural, etc.
- To assess if these places are an appropriate fit for the project described below.
- Appropedia intends to establish a program that would link travelers with communities or projects focused around appropriate technology and intentional living. Travelers would be given an opportunity visit their country or region of interest and to have an in-depth experience there with an intentional community or appropriate technology project. As an alternative to volunteer travel programs in which the volunteers are contributing labor, Appropedia volunteer travelers would be asked to make contributions to the Appropedia database, updating older entries or creating primary documentation about the community they are visiting.
My travel itinerary:
|August 9-11||Costa Rica||The Rainbow Hostel|
|August 12-17||Panamá||Panama City and Boquette|
|August 18-23||Panamá||Bocas del Toro|
|August 24-30||Costa Rica||Several communities around San Isidro|
|September 1-14||Costa Rica||Rancho Mastatal|
|October 14-18||USA||Bioneers Conference|
|November 7-12||USA||The Global Summit|