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Sunday, February 2, 2014

EXA Invitation to Participate in the Inauguration of Krysaor's first Satellite Signal & Video



 Teacher note: The Ecuadorian Civilian Space Agency (EXA) invited students who had participated in one, or both, of their pilot programs regarding satellite education. The purpose of the event was to celebrate in the inauguration of the signal and live video of its second satellite, Krysaor, as well as witness the recovery of the signal of its first satellite, Pegasus; which had previously been sideswiped by space debris. The trip to Guayaquil, from Quito, Ecuador, was a memorable event for one and all; and undoubtedly, the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) event left a memorable impression for our 21st century learners!






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Outward Bound Camping in Nanegal, Ecuador (Student Reflections)

Teacher note: Written by city kids who live at 9,500 ft...so keep that perspective in mind (where we rarely live with insects).

(By B. A) I woke up at six AM. I was ready to go at 7:20AM. When I got to the bus, the engine started. I was ready to go! I shouted, "Bye Mom! Bye Dad!" They shouted the same. When we got to Nanegalito, everyone was excited. That camping night I was so hyper! I giggled all night. The hardest part was to quiet up. I learned that you don't need to be afraid of bugs. I passed my most happiest day of my life.


(By A.C.G) Wow! I loved it! it was awesome! My first camping trip was the best, and all my friends were there with me. I learned lots of lessons. Being with bugs all night was challenging, BUT I'm glad I did it because now I know that bugs aren't bad and they are also scared of us. I learned that you have to know which plants you can eat, and which plants you can't eat. The farmer who worked there cut two giant pieces of sugar cane, and we ate it ALL. We were so hyper that we laughed all night. The next day, when my group was getting the tent down, we found a super, extra weird grasshopper with huge legs! We went on a 3 hour hike and pretty much the only thing we did was talk and drink water (and pee)! When I woke up the next day my hair was all puffy, and Mr. Millis (our PE teacher) loved it. It was the best trip ever!