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Conversations Episode 97 - Exploring New Cultures - Heading to Belize

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  • Length: 60:29 minutes (27.69 MB)
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This week, Sheila brought along Tracy Sherrill and Tom Waldron to discuss the UNH Teacher Program trip to Belize.  These extraordinary teachers learn about working cooperatively and working with different cultures by traveling to Belize to work in schools there.  

You can find out more about the trip at this link.



11:24:51 Sheila : HI there!

11:25:04 Tracy : hello

11:28:19 Sheila : HI Scott!

11:28:49 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Hello, I'm getting my spanish directions ready to post :)

11:28:49 Lisa Parisi : Hello Karen...long time no talk

11:28:51 KarenJan : just stopping by to say hello! how is everyone!

11:29:01 Lisa Parisi : Thanks Scott

11:29:08 Sheila : HI Karen!

11:29:09 KarenJan : Hi Lisa, lots to catch up on

11:29:15 Lisa Parisi : Miss you.  Yes we do.

11:29:35 KarenJan : I'm at my office, writing up reports and saw you tweeted out the link

11:30:30 Lisa Parisi : Hi Maureen

11:30:38 Maureen : Hi Lisa

11:31:21 Lisa Parisi : Hello Karen

11:31:32 Sheila : Hello everyone

11:31:53 McTeach (Karen) : Whoa...Maria sounds all official-like

11:32:05 Lisa Parisi : It happens every once in a while, Karen.

11:32:42 McTeach (Karen) : LOL! Good morning, Lisa!

11:32:43 Lisa Parisi : Hi Peggy

11:33:08 MariaK : @McTeach - of course I'm official!

11:33:09 PeggyG : Hi there. Where are you streaming? I don't have a ustream option showing

11:33:28 Maureen : It's up for me Peggy

11:33:32 MariaK : ustream

11:33:36 McTeach (Karen) : I've got it

11:33:40 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : ustream good here. 

11:33:45 Lisa Parisi : Try a different browser peggy

11:33:50 McTeach (Karen) : Try a refresh

11:33:54 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Might need latest flash update...

11:34:09 PeggyG : I've tried Safari and FF and no ustream image at all! I have the lastest flash update! boo hoo!

11:34:29 Maureen : It's working in chrome for me

11:34:32 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Try going to the ustream page in a different tab.

11:34:38 PeggyG : I'll try chrome then.

11:34:39 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : ill get u the link...

11:35:19 Maureen : sounds like trial by fire

11:35:47 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) :

11:36:23 PeggyG : that's the strangest thing! on all of my browsers there is a big white empty space for ustream!

11:36:26 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Sounds like more fun than my undergrad program

11:36:58 MariaK : but Scott - you'll be at the Lab school in Chicago. Not the rain forest but very exciting.

11:37:26 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : It is such a COOL place  The building looks like Hogwarts!

11:38:16 PeggyG : can't even get in with the direct url--guess I'll have to catch the recording. I really wanted to hear about Belize!!

11:38:27 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Maybe a reboot...

11:41:37 Sheila : Scott - you're good!

11:42:05 McTeach (Karen) : Such cool pics!!

11:42:25 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : No, Google translate is good.  I just copy/paste.

11:44:06 KarenJan : love the pics!

11:44:46 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Night hike in a jaguar preserve!?

11:45:05 KarenJan : terrifying!

11:45:16 KarenJan : absolutely beautiful water

11:46:57 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : (pics are making me hungry)

11:48:47 Lisa Parisi : HEllo Ginger!

11:48:51 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Hi Ginger

11:49:53 McTeach (Karen) : Good morning, Ginger!!

11:50:07 GingerTPLC : Hello! Trying to get my sound to going. :(

11:51:32 KarenJan : thank you! great to see everyone this morning but I have to get back to my report writing

11:51:41 KarenJan : thanks for sharing Sheila

11:51:42 Lisa Parisi : Bye Karen

11:51:44 MariaK : bye bye karen

11:51:47 KarenJan : bye everyone!

11:56:30 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Did you see any use of solar power when you were there?

11:57:15 Sheila : Some solar. Especially for a small village's community radio/phone.

11:57:26 Sheila : Not as much as you would think would be there.

11:59:03 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : I've been reading about the use of Stirling engines in remote areas for power generation.

11:59:13 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) :

11:59:52 Tracy : interesting Scott

12:00:23 Tracy : I saw some cool roof water heaters on Barbados that uses solar power

12:00:39 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : It's a good compliment for solar.... They work well if there is cooling water available

12:00:48 Tracy : Have to go. Bye all!

12:00:58 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : Bye

12:01:03 MariaK : thanks tracy. great to hear from you.

12:09:45 MariaK : There is so much that we take for granted. think of all the pencils the custodians sweep away each day.

12:10:56 McTeach (Karen) : Maria...I usually pick them up and put them in a basket that we call OfficeMac

12:11:22 McTeach (Karen) : Wait...what was the name of that book again?

12:11:28 Lisa Parisi : Material World

12:11:35 MariaK :

12:11:58 McTeach (Karen) : Thank you!

12:13:21 Lisa Parisi :

12:13:29 Lisa Parisi : This is something I saw this morning

12:14:40 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : @Lisa. I saw that earlier today also.  Its worth taking the time to watch.

12:16:50 McTeach (Karen) : I saw that! It's wonderful!

12:18:07 McTeach (Karen) : Well, isn't that the lesson? To be happy wherever you are, with whatever you have. And don't let the things you perceive to be obstacles stand in your way.

12:19:59 Scott Shelhart (@kd9sr) : ... or teach them how to make their own

12:20:34 McTeach (Karen) : So are we! We have a couple hundred made so far!

12:31:22 Lisa Parisi :

12:31:42 Lisa Parisi : Thank you all for coming.

12:32:05 McTeach (Karen) : Thank you!!