Latest 2017 Southwest Discovery ECS Posts

February 01, 2017

Southwest Discovery | Course Description

Southwest Discovery: The many layers of the colorful life of the American Southwestern region This ECS will involve immersion into the magic of the American Southwest. While exploring this land not all that far from here, we will experience the wonder of southwestern culture, art, and nature. We will spend time in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico and in various locales in the Navajo Nation in Arizona and Utah, such as Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, and Rainbow Bridge. Through hands-on...
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Painting with Patience Hyle March 18, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | Lots of Art, Literature, and Culture, Oh My!

On the 16th, we traveled to the Mabel Dodge Luhan house. Our tour guide, Judy, went into detail about Luhan’s life and experiences. Mabel built her magnificent house on her 12 acres of meadowland, two miles from the Taos Pueblo. As we toured her house, we learned about Luhan and her engaging life...
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March 16, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | Farm, Art, & Music

This morning we went back to the Red Willow farm for the morning and some of the afternoon. We worked on composting, digging up weeds, washing vegetables, and preparing for the farmers’ market tomorrow hosted at their farm. We learned that Daniel, the manager of the RWF, started a landscaping...
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March 14, 2017

Southwest Discovery ECS | Deep Experiences and Deep Knowledge

  For our fifth day in New Mexico, we started our day by walking to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church to attend Mass on what many of us discovered was the second Sunday of Lent, the season before Easter. This experience was pretty different from an experience that many of us had had before...
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