July 21, 2012 Greenlandics and Danes head home
Nivi Rosing of Nuuk was the first student to leave at 8:05am followed closely by Aggu Broberg and Cecilia Heilmann. The Danes left next followed by the Greenlandic and Danish teachers Lisbeth and Torben. By the afternoon we were down to the two US students, 2 US teachers and one Greenlander, Malou Papis who did not fly out until Monday.
We were sad to see our Greenlandic and Danish friends go. We had all become so very close over this past month. Facebook has been a flurry of uploading pictures and tagging everyone.
On July 22 all the US participants boarded a C-130 for Albany. There were flight delays in Albany but everyone did make it home that evening, or early in the morning. I will miss all of my students. I cherished our time together and hope to visit Greenland again soon to see all my new Greenlandic friends. I already have plans to visit Alex Schmidt in Oregon (via Seattle) and Marisa LaRouche in Denver where I will be moving in a few weeks.
Below is a picture just after we returned from NEEM. This picture sums up Science Education Week well. 8 young women and one young man came together and became a family that just may last a lifetime. And as the photo demonstrates, we've got each other's backs.
This is my last post for the 2012 JSEP program. Please email me at my personal email shellyhynes [at] yahoo [dot] com if you need further information. I still have some older blogs to update in the next few days (July 24 - 27, 2012) so check back for updates until the 27th.
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