On Friday, June 9th, World Rhythm Academy threw a launch party at 3 Black Cats Cafe in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NY. It was well attended by our musician friends who brought their instruments and jammed with us. The goal was to let the community know that we are here and eager to provide opportunities to enjoy great live music and soulful experiences.
We also set out to raise funds for the GeoArts Summer Program that begins soon. Check out the photos from our party.
I am the program manager for the CarbonEARTH program places graduate fellows (scientists) in K-12 classrooms to enhance science communication. This program, funded by NSF, benefits the graduate student, the classroom teacher, the students and the general public as a whole as it aims to break down complex carbon-related themes into easy to understand inquiry-based concepts.
This year we were able to send several graduate fellows abroad to establish international research collaborations. The poster (below) very briefly summarizes some of the experiences.
I was fortunate to have my 11 year old son, Farris, tag along with me during the first phase of my dissertation research in Ethiopia and Djibouti. The experience was amazing for both of us. We bonded and Farris amazed his teachers this past year with his ability to tie classroom topics to broader global issues of poverty, inequality, environmental change, etc.
My son traveled with me to Ethiopia and Djibouti. Life changing experience!