Sir Francis Drake High School
The Barbara McCune Memorial Garden was started in 2012 by a group of students who returned inspired and motivated from their exchange trip to our location in Bahia de Caraquez. Every year, the garden hosts a project by the environmental academy at Drake, SEADISC. Drake students are highly involved in GSE programs and have initiated several sustainability projects on-campus, in addition to participating in many international exchanges.
Thursdays at lunch,
Thursdays after school,
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Work alongside students in Latin America on projects in their communities, practice your Spanish, experience the culture and natural beauty of their country and reflect on your growth as a leader.
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Develop projects with your peers that address pressing social and environmental issues, while building leadership skills (and an impressive resume!) in a fun and safe environment.
Meet Your Educator, Angelica Andrews Buot
Angelica, originally from Southern California, completed her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Planning, Conservation and Restoration and a minor in Biology at Sonoma State University. It was during her time at SSU that her passion for sustainability and environmental education was put into action. She interned at the Fairfield Osborn Preserve, where she became a Certified Naturalist and acquired first-hand experience in leading groups of elementary children and adults on guided hikes through the preserve, exploring local history and biology while emphasizing the importance of preservation. Angelica participated in a working internship with the Sonoma Ecology Center, assisting their horticulture specialist and developing sustainable practices at their large organic farm. She also aided in many large-scale restoration projects throughout her studies with local nonprofits such as the Laguna de Santa Rosa and Sonoma Land Trust.
After graduation from SSU, she taught preschool with a focus on environmental concepts and designed and planted a children’s garden with the students. Her passion for cultural awareness and food accessibility heightened when she began volunteering with Project Reach Network and traveled to the Philippines to work with children and young adults alongside regional groups, like Kid's Hope, and witnessed social issues that young people face abroad. Most recently, she worked at the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society as the head History and Environmental Educator, and her joy of working with young people has only grown since. Angelica is ready to carry the mission at Global Student Embassy forward and help young adults discover their own passions and ability to make change happen.