Soquel High School

Photo: Soquel in Boaco, Nicaragua June 2016

Soquel Ecuador Spring Break 2018

Cuenca, Ecuador

March 30 – April 8, 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.y1508755625ssabm1508755625etned1508755625utsla1508755625bolg@1508755625kcin1508755625

 Nick Coonrod – Santa Cruz Program Coordinator 

Santa Cruz Program Coordinator

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Global Student Embassy at Soquel

Global Student Embassy at Soquel High is new, and we are excited and eager for a momentous launch. We will be partnering with history teacher Matthew Bruner and agriculture teacher Miriam Kaplan, and establishing collaborative relationships. We will be working towards building a solid cohort and identifying sites on campus for students to engage with local restoration and/or school garden projects.

GSE will be meeting with club students to focus on project details on Thursdays, from 3:00 – 4:30. We invite you to reach out to your local program coordinator for further details and information.

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