Next Year – Neah Bay Project – apply by May 23rd

Do you love working with elementary students?  Are you interested in immersing yourself in the beauty and strength of the Native Makah culture?  Do you want a deep, engaging, non-traditional learning experience in the Pacific Northwest?

If you answered yes to the above questions, consider applying for the “Telling the Stories of Neah Bay” project, via a partnership between the UW’s Pipeline Project and Neah Bay Elementary School on the Olympic Peninsula.  During the 2011-2012 school year, a small group of UW students will take part in a year-long project with Neah Bay Elementary students.  Using oral histories, digital story-telling and photography, UW students will learn about the rich history and culture of the Makah people while mentoring 5th grade students to deepen their understanding and exploration of their own Native tribal culture.

To learn more and to apply, go to http://www.washington.edu/uwired/pipeline/neahbay-index.html

Check out the Neah Bay Team blog at http://neahbay.wordpress.com/

Application deadline:  Monday, May 23rd at 5 pm

Requirements for participation include:

�    Non-negotiable 3-quarter commitment.

�    Participation in 3-week immersion experience during September (9/10 � 9/14 in Seattle and 9/15 � 9/24 in Neah Bay), and in Neah Bay (3/18 – 3/23) during spring break.

�    Participation in weekly 1.5 hour seminar for each quarter (day and time TBD).

�    Minimum 2-credit EDUC 401 enrollment per quarter (maximum 12 credits/year).

There are no fees besides tuition.

For additional information, feel free to contact Christine Stickler at castick@uw.edu.

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