Wednesday, November 12, 2014

This week, Bay and Paul fellows met and began brainstorming ideas to host an educational activity during the annual Peabody Evolutions DinoSnore event. Our group came to the decision that we will create a mock-conference between several different nations, such as China, Brazil, Nigeria, Fiji, and the United States. Each nation will have economic interests such as protecting their resources in the form of oil, forests, and goods so that they may gain or retain wealth, and also environmental concerns. These concerns will include problems that these nations face in real life, such as poor air quality, deforestation, and pollution. The Bay and Paul fellows will perform a short skit demonstrating these needs and issues that countries face, and then the students participating in the activity will be assigned a role as a nation and collaborate to reach a consensus that will benefit all of the nations, and protect their interests. Our meeting today was very productive, and we turned several different ideas into one solid project to work on for the event.

George Baldwin