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GRAND STAIRCASE- ESCALANTE
NATIONAL MONUMENT:

Culturally and Ecologically Responsive Classrooms
JUNE 2022

 

We are thrilled at the prospect of offering a (social distancing, outdoor focused) program for teachers in Southern Utah the third week of June in 2022.

This program will take place in the red rock country of the Southwestern US. The area is close to several protected (and disputed) lands and some historical Native American sites. The objective of the program is to facilitate culturally and ecologically responsive-sustaining classrooms. We will do this through participating in workshops, group discussions and enjoying presentations by educators, artists, scientists, and members of various communities, including the Diné (Navajo) Nation. Included are also some famous hikes in the area, a visit to the Anasazi State Museum and a lesson from an outdoor survival school. Guests will overnight in Torrey, a village nestled in between Capitol Reef National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante, as well as the Capitol Reef National Park Field Station. Masks will be worn indoors, if still necessary.

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PROGRAM DETAILS

Enjoy the beautiful Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument and explore the ideas behind culturally and ecologically responsive classrooms through workshops, lectures and informal discussions around the campfire. Discover the history of the Southwest and relax in the tranquil landscape through yoga, easy hikes and good food. 

CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Anasazi State Museum

  • Calf Creek Falls and other memorable places

  • Native American art workshop

  • Capital Reef Field Station

  • Outdoor survival hike and lesson 

  • Hell’s Backbone Grill (as featured in the Oprah Magazine)

  • Experience one of the best places in the US to view the night sky

  • Spend 3 nights at the Capitol Reef National Park Field Station 

 

Note: Details on the itinerary may still change

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WHO

All interested educators and administrators are encouraged to apply. Non-educator guests will be considered based on availability.

 

WHEN

June 20-25

 

WHERE

Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument and surrounding areas

 

PRICE

$1395

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

2 nights of accommodation in a hotel in Torrey and 3 nights of accommodation at the Capitol Reef National Park Field Station, activities and most meals 

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Travel to Salt Lake City, upgrades to different rooms, possible additional activities, travel insurance and travel to and from the airport. Please note: only shared accommodations may be possible at the Field Station. Transportation to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is available upon request.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS & TIMELINE

Priority Consideration: February 1st

Final deadline (if spaces are available): March 1st 

Zoom interviews will be held in February and March and all selection decisions will be made by March 15, 2022. A program deposit of $300 (refundable in case of illness or other serious circumstance) will be due upon acceptance. Program balance must be paid in full by May 30, 2022.

CONTACT

info@globaledallies.org

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SEE THE PROGRAM FLYER ABOVE

Note: Itinerary details may still change

 

PRESENTERS

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NOEMI HERNANDEZ

Granite school district art specialist and Governor’s Leadership in the Arts Award 2017 recipient

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BRENDA BEYAL

Director of Native American Curriculum Initiative at CITES, and American Star of Teaching Award 2006 recipient and contributor to local news

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DR. BEN ABBOTT

BYU Ecosystems Ecology Professor and climate change researcher

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DR. JOSE ENRIQUEZ

Founder and CEO of Latinos in Action, recipient of the White House Bright Spot for Hispanic Education and president of Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents-Utah

COVID STRATEGY

It’s a new world of travel and GEA is ready to navigate it safely and comfortably with our participants and partners in mind. We believe the benefits of travel outweigh the risks - when appropriately managed. GEA will be doing everything to navigate the situation on all our summer 2022 programs and to help everyone feel secure and comfortable. This means we may sometimes go above and beyond safety protocols in the US and abroad. There are also many ways you can personally manage a safe and happy travel experience and GEA will help remind you along the way.

We reserve the right to change the itinerary in consideration of Covid-19 and other unforeseen circumstances.

Please read here about our refund policies, extensive Covid strategies, and how GEA intends to make travel as safe, fair, and comfortable as possible.