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Living and Learning at The Canelo Project 

David Haffeman, Instructor

The last few days, our group has had the incredible privilege of living and learning at The Canelo Project. When here, it truly feels like we have entered a small yet vibrant community of wise teachers. We have learned from Athena Steen and Bill......Read More

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Master Builders

Tracey, Participant

It rained in the desert last night! Not a lot, but enough to leave frozen sculptures on the tent fly. Frozen… have we mentioned it’s cold here at night? It is! Today The Canelo Project continued to inspire us. Athena and Janita led us......Read More

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Closing the gap

Brett Shifrin, Participant

Athena and Bill have welcomed us to their piece of paradise.   It is clear they enjoy connecting and teaching all.  Our group is active participants.  Relishing the chance to get work with clay, water, and straw.  After building adobe blocks,......Read More

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SEEDS

Tracey, Participant

The sky is dark and the stars are stunningly bright this morning at 6am. The students are sleeping soundly for a bit longer. Much of what we’ve done recently involves learning about this fragile, resilient, and incredibly diverse region.......Read More

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Dorm Life at Borderlands Restoration Network

David Haffeman, Dragons Admin

Hello Friends and Family, The group is doing great on the 6th day of their program in Southern Arizona! Today they are finishing up their time at Borderlands Restoration Network (BRN) where the’ve learned about border issues, mining......Read More

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Day 3: San Rafael Valley Tour with Gooch!

Jac, Instructor

Today we went on a tour with Gooch in the San Rafael Valley, which is bordered by the Patagonia mountains to the west, the Huachuca mountains to the east, and the Canelo Hills to the northeast. Gooch is a 4th-generation rancher from the valley, who......Read More

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A Tour of the Border Wall

Maddie, Participant

After a well-rested night in the mountains of Patagonia, our team started our second full day by meeting Alex La Pierre from Borderlandia once again. This time, our tour was of the Sonora-Nogales border, where only a few students had ever previously......Read More

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Whose History?

Gregory, Participant

Our first day together found us reflecting over the vantage points of myriad visitors through what is now referred to as “Arizona”. For starters we learned that every word and name is itself a riddle which can offer insight into how things come......Read More

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See you so soon in the Desert!!!

Jac, Instructor

¡Saludos! I am SOOO excited to meet you all in, and it is coming up right around the corner!! And welcome to the Yak Board! This is the space where Greg, your other Dragons Instructor, and I will share info for you before your trip, and also where......Read More

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Our Journey / Nuestro Viaje!

Jac Kovarik, Instructor

Saludos, Gould 1 student group and families! With our trip less than a week away, we figured it is time to share a narrative of our time together. Please refer to the attached map to see the locations featured in our itinerary. We are so excited......Read More

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reverse culture shock

Greg, Participant

Hola amigos y amigas… I write to you all now from a sunny and frigid day in Gunnison, Colorado where I am climatizing to life stateside after being abroad in the mountains of Thailand for the past two years. On Dragons courses we talk a lot......Read More

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Welcome!

Amina, Dragons Admin

Greetings, Gould Students! It’s exciting to introduce you all to the Gould Academy and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for the upcoming course, “Southern Arizona: Evolving Landscapes”! In just a few weeks, you’ll trade the spring chill of......Read More