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Trips sponsored by

World Wildlife Fund


Total cost of 8 trips: $27,881.36


Traveler: Thomas Burris (from the office of Lindsey Graham)
Destination: KENYA, AFRICA
Purpose: TO FAMILIARIZE AND EDUCATE THE DELEGATION OF THE CRITICAL ROLE CONSERVATION PLAYS IN PROMOTING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR THE US AND OTHER COUNTRIES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Greer (from the office of F. Allen Boyd)
Destination: KENYA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Ray Smith (from the office of Ander Crenshaw)
Destination: KENYA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION ISSUES
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $2,547.92
source

Traveler: Christine Pollack (from the office of E. Clay Shaw)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC (DULLES) TO NAIROBI, KENYA (VIA LONDON, ENGLAND). IN KENYA: CHYULU HILLS, AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK, KIUNGA MARINE NATIONAL RESERVE, MASAI MARA
Purpose: OBSERVE VARIOUS CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AROUND KENYA AS LEAD STAFFER FOR CONGRESSMAN E. CLAY SHAW JR., WHO IS CO-CHAIR OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION CAUCUS
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Johanna Polsenberg (from the office of Tom Udall)
Destination: KENYA, AFRICA
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Edward Burrier (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: EXPLORE US SPONSORED CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN KENYA - PROJECTS SPONSORED BY WORLD WILDLIFE FUND AND USAID. EXPLORE REGIONAL SECURITY AND COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS IN EAST AFRICA. STUDY EFFECTS OF THE US STATE DEPARTMENT'S TRAVEL WARNING ON KENYA.
Date: Dec 4, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source

Traveler: Jesse Price (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: TO VIEW LAND AND ANIMAL CONSERVATION AND STOW AND SHIP PROGRAMS FUNDED IN PART BY THE WWF AND TO OBSERVE THE IMPACTS OF THESE PROJECTS ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
Date: Dec 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,715.92
source

Traveler: Rick Limardo (from the office of Ralph Regula)
Destination: NAIROBI, KENYA
Purpose: FACT FINDING RELATED TO CONSERVATION
Date: Dec 4, 2005 (10 days)
Expense: $3,602.92
source



American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.