Scotts Valley High School

Photo: SVHS in El Transito, Nicaragua June 2016

Scotts Valley Nicaragua Summer 2018

Boaco, Nicaragua

June 9-June 17, 2018

I definitely gained more confidence and I’m not as shy anymore. I’ve begun to care less of what people think of me and I feel that I can handle anything that comes my way.

Mary Rose Ohlin

GSE Student

Nick has spent over six years in the environmental education and the interpretive field where he has led classes and workshops, supervised the care of wildlife, developed programs, and provided leadership to area schools and the public. He graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2010 with a degree in Environmental Studies.  After graduating, he taught at multiple outdoor schools and summer camps across the Southern California. In 2012 he began teaching practical science based recycling, zero waste, and water conservation courses to students in schools all over San Luis Obispo County. In 2015, he designed a green pathways program for 7th and 8th grade students focused on Salinas River Watershed rehabilitation, and getting students excited about environmental careers. In 2016, Nick is proud to bring his energy and enthusiasm to GSE so that he can continue to share his knowledge and love for the natural world. He has two cats, Pabu and Terra. Contact Nick at gro.y1508756634ssabm1508756634etned1508756634utsla1508756634bolg@1508756634kcin1508756634

 Nick Coonrod – Santa Cruz Program Coordinator 

Santa Cruz Program Coordinator

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Global Student Embassy at Scotts Valley

Global Student Embassy is in its infant stages at Scotts Valley, and we are deeply excited about the developing partnerships! We have been met with a great deal of enthusiasm and energy from Spanish and Environmental science teachers, and are excited to break ground on a demonstrative scale on-campus project soon. GSE, environmental science teacher Mark Andrews, spanish teachers Lee Else and Molly McQuestion, and the Ecology and Spanish clubs will be working together to:
1) Identify and move forward on potential restoration, beautification, and/or school garden projects on campus,
2) Welcome and show our visiting cohort of Nicaraguan and Ecuadorian exchange students on February 1st what SVH students are about!

The community is a place of the highest importance. I have learned to be more honest and helpful within a group; providing constructive criticism and doing my share. Knowing how to work together is what makes a community.

Jamison Burks

GSE Student