This is the first post about a bio-geo-cultural education course on the Colorado Plateau. The Plymouth State University (PSU) travel study course is visiting the four corners region of the United States March 16-27th. We will be sharing our experiences and learning about this region before, during, and after the trip. Highlights of our trip will include raftering the San Juan River, exploring Ancestral Puebloan rock art and ruins, examining Southwest geology, visiting culural sites, and interacting with teachers and students from diverse Mormon, Navajo, and other reservation schools. This course is part of the Bioregional Outdoor Education Project, a program of the Four Corners School.
The PSU students will be assisting with a book project, entitled, 'Discovering our Watershed: Voices and Images from students on the Colorado Plateau.' If you're a student in grades K-8 living on the Colorado Plateau you are eligible to submit an entry, by May 1st, 2006. Entries can be poetry, artwork, interviews, or essays about the Colorado River Watershed on the Colorado Plateau.
If you decide to follow our journey, a bonus feature is that a PSU librarian will be assisting us in answering questions that arise as we explore the region.
--Mary Ann McGarry, instructor