When it comes down to it, this is a Travel Study program. That means our time in Haiti is designed to be educational. Students are taking two or three courses for 7-10 units of credit. They are receiving lectures and lab, taking quizzes and exams, reading books and writing papers. But this trip has taken education to a whole new level. It is beyond educational and into impactful.
Our students continue their work in the pediatric medical clinic. But they have also stepped into the classroom to bring science education to students who have never received the hands-on learning approaches we take for granted in our schools. We can't get out of elementary school with touching something or cutting something up for the sake of biology. Today we showed 11th grade students a microscope for the very first time! Proud of our students for designing and teaching the classes. Thankful for the opportunity to make a difference.