Category Archives: Summer Term 2014

Etosha National Park

Our journey to the Etosha National Park of Namibia last weekend started at 3AM. We drove out of Wadadee Katutura onto the straightest highways I’ve ever been on. (fun fact: in Namibia foreigners have the highest number of accidents due … Continue reading

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Learning Goals & the BNC

July 9, 2014 The group met at 10am this morning to go check-in and discuss our learning plans. We had made our learning plans in Calgary and discussed them previously at our pre-service workshop. A learning plan focuses on your … Continue reading

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Township Tour

On Sunday I was part of the group that took part in a tour of the township of Katutura in Windhoek. Patrick, who grew up in Katutura and has since completed his master’s degree in International Educational Development, gave us … Continue reading

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First Day at the BNC

July 4, 2014  Yesterdays’ highlight is, without a doubt, our visit to the BNC. The BNC is a supplementary education center for young Namibian boys and girls falling behind in school because they lack the academic support. We visited the … Continue reading

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30+ hours of travel

July 2, 2014 30 hours of travelling over the course of three days and we are here…! Today was our first day in Namibia! We are all feeling a little jet lagged and groggy today, but Windhoek is so beautiful … Continue reading

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Connections

Our experience here has been full of connections that we previously took for granted. During this time we have spoken with many people from the youth of KFN to the elders and everyone in between. Jared, the youth representative for … Continue reading

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Canada Day in Whitehorse

It’s Canada Day! Today was a busy day with long drives and amazing sights. We started out door eating a quick breakfast at AINA. Then we headed towards Haines Junction and made a pit stop at Frosty’s, a quaint local … Continue reading

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Roots & Shoots

Monday morning, our team was able to help two research assistants, Denise and Anna, who have been staying at the research center. Denise is all the way from the University of Texas studying environment and wildlife conservation. Anna is closer … Continue reading

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Big Fish

This weekend we helped out at the annual KFN Fishing Derby in Destruction Bay, which was held this Saturday and Sunday (28th,29th). We had absolutely no idea what to expect when going to volunteer at the derby, whether we were … Continue reading

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Stewards of our Environment

Arriving at the Kluane Lake Research Station a few days ago, we were immediately exposed to the visible changes of the environment, such as the glaciers, the ecosystem of animals, and the forestry. Today, we were exposed to changes of … Continue reading

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