“People who hear about the types of trips we take with young people invariably have two responses,” I told the class just over a week ago. “They either say, ‘You’re crazy,’ or ‘Wow! How lucky are you to have such a job?’” I understand each of these responses. Maybe we are a little crazy: we […]Read more "On outdoor trips and trust"
Our students are faced with planning cultural outings over the course of the year that occasionally turn into full-fledged field trips. While other events are attended by handfuls of students – it is expected that each TALONS class member attends three cultural events – others take on such a pertinent range of learning opportunities, as […]Read more "Field Trip: Urban Geography & the Canadian Identity"
Friends of mine, Ian MacKenzie and Sean Aiken, have put their lack of direction to good use – and a good cause – with their One Week Job project. One Week Job: The Documentary from Ian MacKenzie on Vimeo. “Instead of take the first job that came along, he found a unique way of figuring […]Read more "One Week Job"
Indian Arm, BC – Good place for a Monday afternoon on 12seconds.tv Heading to work Monday, aboard the Ocean Discovery en route to Camp Jubilee in Indian Arm, British Columbia.Read more ""No wrist strap on the iPhone!""
I’ve finally gotten around to uploading a few pictures from the Jackson Family’s Aborted Mission to Conquer the West Coast Trail. As our trip only lasted four days before being so rudely interrupted by the rapid expansion of volatile gasses, and was spent traversing the inland kilometers north of Port Renfrew, these are not the Greatest […]Read more "West Coast Trail Pictures on Flickr"
As a means of solidifying many photographs and words written long ago (2002), I will be posting subsequent chapters to this initial endeavor here. The summer I graduated from University, my younger sister and I worked at a Boy Scout summer camp in the Ozark Mountains, where I had interned the previous year. With the […]Read more "The Long Way Home"
I spent the better part of last week in the woods. With my teaching partner and our 27 students – one left behind to combat continued health issues – and my youngest sister in tow, we left school just after 6:30 Thursday morning and made our way with the help of assorted parent-drivers and a U-Haul to the […]Read more "Oudoor Networks"