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The Man, the Myth, the Legend: Gooch

Anna & Caroline W, Participant

Misting rain, strong winds, and a dog named Beauregard. Starting this week in Ajo, we learned about the destruction the mining industry can do in a community as well as the environment. We also learned about the economic draw and the jobs offered by......Read More

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The Group is on the Way Home to KC!

Jac Kovarik, Participant

Hola, familia y amiguis! The NDSION Arizona crew is currently at the Tucson International Airport, waiting to board their 12:15 pm MST flight to Kansas City (routing via Phoenix Sky Harbor). Everyone will be home tonight, with the cold and snow......Read More

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Visit to Bisbee

David Haffeman, Instructor

Hola, familia! Today we spent the day in Bisbee, AZ in Southeast Arizona. In Bisbee we continued to explore themes related to extractive mining and immigration rights, as well as labor rights and environmental justice. In the morning before we......Read More

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Snow Day in the San Rafael Valley

Jac and Liam, Instructor

Hola, familia y amiguis! We had an amazing, full day in the San Rafael Valley with Gooch Goodwin, a 4th generation rancher from the Valley. This was our second day of programming with the Borderlands Restoration Network, a network of conservation......Read More

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A Reservation and The Border

Elyssa and Lauren, Participant

Hey it’s Elyssa and Lauren writing today’s Yak! First, we visited a reservation of the Tohono O’odham, which was very eye- opening because it is very different than what our elementary education taught us originally about the......Read More

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We have arrived in the Desert!

Jac, Instructor

Hola, amigues y familia! The NDSION Southern AZ crew has arrived safely in Phoenix. In fact, their plane arrived almost an hour early! The crew spent some time getting fueled with coffee and tea in the airport, and made sure to fill their water......Read More

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The Lull Before The Launch…

Liam & Jac, Instructor

Hey team, There is often a moment before the storm, where everything is calm and quiet, and just for a minute you forget about what is coming. Maybe you are in that moment, at your breakfast table, on your front porch, walking down the sidewalk. Or......Read More

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Our Journey / Nuestro Viaje!

Jac, Instructor

¡Saludos, NDSION families and students! 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 about......Read More

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¡Saludos from the Desert!

Jac Kovarik, 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 Liam, your other Dragons Instructor, and I will share info for you before your trip, and also where......Read More

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¡Saludos from 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 Liam, your other Dragons Instructor, and I will share info for you before your trip, and also where......Read More

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Hello future friends!

Liam DelMain, Participant

Hey y’all! My name is Liam, but you can call me Li! I use they/them pronouns, and I will be one of your two Dragons instructors on our upcoming adventure in the Sonoran Desert, along with my good friend Jac. I am so excited to meet you all and......Read More

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Welcome!

Amina, Dragons Admin

Greetings, NDSION Students! It’s exciting to introduce you all to the Notre Dame de Sion and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for the upcoming course, “Southern Arizona: The Sonoran Desert”! We are thrilled to be a part of your experience in......Read More