by Liseth Manrique Zeder -- octubre 29th, 2012
To tell you the truth, something that I was looking forward to, were the trips. I love traveling. I thought the trips were going to be a good way of learning something new, meeting new people, going to new places, take some rest from work, doing some shopping… However, the first place based session surpassed all my expectations.
As the first place based session approached, more and more readings and assignments had to be completed. I thought that I had some extra time to keep my old lifestyle, I couldn’t be more wrong. The first book arrived; it was called ” Listed”. The book was really interesting and fun to read, it had some impacting stories about threatened species listed on the endangered species act. Stories like the one of the snail darter that got extinct on the Little Tennessee River after a dam was built. We also got some e-readings, to get ready for class. Starting this readings gave me a glance of what was I going to get into.The day arrived, and I had a long trip from Lima to Durham (with 2 delayed flights). It felt really nice to arrive at the Washington Duke Inn and be welcomed by a really nice man from Ghana. The next day early in the morning I met the first DEL MEM person, she was looking for the bus stop on the wrong side of the road, like me. On the bus I met more girls of the program, we spend some pretty interesting minutes trying to find the class room, everything looked closer on those maps.
If I tell you everything that happened, it would take me days to write. The schedule was so tight that we even had to eat during bus rides. At the end of this amazing and challenging week I was exhausted!
This photos will tell you more than words can tell…
I would like to thank some people for sharing pictures: Sonia Brubaker, Mildred Guzman, Niles Barnes, Anthony Garza, Cheryn Robles, some pictures belong to the DEL facebook page, so thank you to the FB page administrator too.