A Day At The Marine Mammal Center

A Day At The Marine Mammal Center

A day spent at the Marine Mammal Center in Marin, CA is always an amazing day. My organization, Root Solutions is working with the Marine Mammal Center to help them spread the message about the dangers of marine debris, and the negative effect it is having on all sea creatures, specifically marine mammals. So in […]

 

A Guide to Bafia – Written by my students

A Guide to Bafia – Written by my students

To all of my blog readers, I hope you will enjoy this entry written by guest authors: my 8th grade English students in Cameroon! A Guide to Bafia       Written by 4eme B (German and Chinese) of G.H.S. Bafia Edited by Laura Preston, Peace Corps Volunteer, English Education, Bafia, Cameroon (2015-2017) Government High […]

 

Night Diving

Night Diving

Imagine absolute darkness. The lightless, shockingly empty void is a velvety thick colorless black. That is what the ocean can be like, at night. It …

 

Waiting for the Rain – a perspective on dry season

Waiting for the Rain – a perspective on dry season

The heat as usual was unbearable. As I walked in the dust down the road at midday I could see I wasn’t the only one suffering. Men sat at the local bars, swatting at flies as they sipped at their lukewarm beers, silently contemplating unknown thoughts. Women sat or laid out on their porches with […]

 

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

I’m not going to lie. A Christmas where I can surf, swim, and sleep without being stressed out and in good company is a pretty darn good Christmas. Happy Holidays from Limbe, Cameroon!

 

Coral Gardening Updates Phase 2 & 3

Coral Gardening Updates Phase 2 & 3

Ongoing monitoring of the coral nurseries in Tanagan have revealed that my dive team in Tanagan are mermen!  I have never seen anyone so capable, …

 

Learning a Community

Learning a Community

“We made it!” Janet shouted, as arms and legs became more entangled and thrown in every direction as all of us passengers attempted to crawl out of the dusty car with a burning desire to breathe. I looked around for something familiar about Gadji, that would remind me of Bafia, but I couldn’t see it. […]

 

IPSS Fellow Gaelen Hayes Writes About Her Experience at the Andean Alliance

IPSS Fellow Gaelen Hayes Writes About Her Experience at the Andean Alliance

Gaelen Hayes, IPS, 2015 IPSS Fellow Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development, Calca, Peru 1. Please describe your experience at MIIS (your program, courses, what motivated you to apply for IPSS, and any other details that you think are relevant). I was in the IPS (now IPD) program at MIIS. When I first came to MIIS I was […]

 

Testing Testing

Testing Testing

“Testing!” 🙂 Can you hear me now?

 

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