• Posted on June 22, 2017 6:09 pm
    By MMG
    MMG
    No comments

    Babeldoab, Palau – Taro patches in Melekeok and Ngaremlengui served as classrooms for nine Palau Community College students recently. Instructor Juliet Ngotel serves as both an instructor at PCC, as well as a staff member at Palau Conservation Society. To carry out this 'experiential learning', Ngotel took students from the Environmental Science 249 course to two of PCS’ project sites that focus on using traditional farming practices to implement solutions to climate change. Students had the opportunity to observe test sites where project partners are monitoring sediment flow over time and especially after big rains. Instructor Ngotel used the taro patch experience to further explain scientific inquiry and scientific method, concepts the students are currently studying. One student commented that previous to the experience, he had been unable to make a clear connection to the concepts. Being in the field opened his mind to what he had been learning about in class, he said. Since August 2016, PCS, with funds from United States Agency for International Development, has been working with women from various communities in Babeldaob to revive taro patches that have been abandoned in recent years. Studies have demonstrated that traditional taro farming methods can help to slow the flow of water and prevent soil erosion. Beyond the conservation and climate change implications, the project, whose official name is “Reviving Traditional Croplands to Improve Community Climate Resilience,” also serves to promote food and economic security. PCS has also engaged in community outreach and capacity building for partners. The project has a third site in Ngarchelong and will extend through mid-2018. For more information, please contact Palau Conservation Society at 488-3993.

    Education
  • Posted on June 19, 2017 2:58 pm
    By MMG
    MMG
    No comments

    La Grande Observer Eastern sends off senior class La Grande Observer The two keynote speakers were David Panuelo, a 1987 EOU graduate who is currently a representative of Pohnpei in the 20th Congress of the Confederated States of Micronesia, and Presidential Scholar Charlotte Bowers, who was graduating with a degree ...

    Education
  • Posted on June 17, 2017 4:06 pm
    By MMG
    MMG
    No comments

    Opinion: No significant impact from FAS students Pacific Daily News This means there is no significant financial impact from the increased percentage of Micronesian students in public schools because total student enrollment did not increase. Please include these facts in future editorials on the cost of Compact Impact ...

    Education
  • Posted on June 14, 2017 8:49 am
    By MMG
    MMG
    No comments

    La Grande Observer EOU graduation set for Saturday La Grande Observer Eastern Oregon University alum and At-Large State of Pohnpei Representative to the Twentieth Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia David W. Panuelo will take the stage Saturday at EOU's Commencement ceremony to speak to the graduating ... and more »

    Education