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GRAND STAIRCASE- ESCALANTE
NATIONAL MONUMENT

JULY 2023

 

GrAND STAIRCASE

ESCALANTE:

Culturally and Ecologically 

Responsive Classrooms

Global Education Allies invites all interested educators to the beautiful Colorado Plateau for a 4-night educator retreat. This area is home to several awe-inspiring national parks, historical Native American sites and protected (and disputed) lands.


GEA's Escalante program aims to facilitate culturally and ecologically responsive-sustaining classrooms. We will explore how we impact our (cultural or ecological) environments through workshops, group discussions and presentations by educators, ecologists, artists, scientists, and members of various communities, including the Diné (Navajo) Nation.

PROGRAM highlights

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Program highlights Include famous hikes in the area, a visit to the Anasazi State Museum and an outdoor survival lesson. In addition to the above activities, we plan to explore ideas through informal discussions around the campfire. At the end of this program each educator will have hands-on lesson ideas (on both, ecology and culture) to take to their classrooms. They will also be able to make connections with other like minded educators. 

 

Guests will have the privilege of staying at the Capitol Reef Field Station, nestled within the towering rock formations of this pristine Southern Utah landscape. Far beyond the glow of city lights, participants can enjoy the night sky, discover some of the unique history of the Colorado Plateau, and relax in the tranquil landscape through yoga, stargazing, hikes, the company of like-minded educators, and amazing meals.

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Enjoy two beautiful national parks in the Colorado Plateau: Grand Staircase - Escalante and Capitol Reef - 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

  • 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 4 nights at the Capitol Reef National Park Field Station 

 

Note: Details on the itinerary may still change

PROGRAM DETAILS

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WHO

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

 

WHEN

Option A: July 12th-16th, 2023

Option B: July 5th-9th, 2023

 

WHERE

Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park and surrounding areas

 

PRICE

$995

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

4 nights of accommodation at the Capitol Reef National Park Field Station, most meals and activities  

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

Travel to Salt Lake City, a small handful of meals, 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: January 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, 2023. 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 June 15, 2023.

CONTACT

info@globaledallies.org

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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 2023 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.

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