SEED published its collection of 83 math puzzles in one volume earlier this year. The Amazing Puzzle Book from SEED has 170 pages and more than 40 co-authors from around the world! It is also published in seven languages. I have tried most of the puzzles myself and I have to admit that I am often stumped! It's a good thing we have so many math and science experts on our team and within our volunteer ranks!
A video sent to our Team by our SEED President and Founder, Simone Amber:
"When you have 19 minutes and want to be inspired, please watch the video about education, creativity and intellectual diversity. SEED is totally in line with this talk as we are bringing different ways of learning including hands on science, understanding systems and our world (from water to climate change) as well as finding out the best environment for learning and appreciating each other's smartness."
I'm writing to you one last time from the collaborative workshop in beautiful Macae, Brazil. The experience has opened my eyes once again to the unrelenting dedication of the SEED coordinators, volunteers, educators, and staff, whithout whom these special events could not be possible, or nearly as impactful as they are; and to the unmatched spirit and energy of the teachers, students, administrative staff, and their families at our SEED schools, who have taught me not only new principles about science and technology, but about the desire to learn in today's classroom.
Good evening again, everybody!
It is day 2 of the workshop and we have moved into the topic of water. We had a visit this morning from the Brazil GeoMarket Manager Jose Firmo and members of his management team, followed by a tour of the water treatment facility at the base. Everyone is now so focused and excited about their projects that it took three announcements for the afternoon break before they decided to stop working!
Enjoy these pictures,
What a beautiful base we have in Macae where we are holding a collaborative workshop this week. We worked over the weekend to train facilitators and get set up. We are in a spacious room and we have the luxury of a shaded terrace where we can enjoy our meals. We have an amazing and dedicated team here that is making everything possible, down to the most minute of details. We also have an interpreter Niels who is facilitating a good communication between all of us.
I have to admit that I am learning Portuguese fast , thank goodness for my French and for the kindness and patience of brazilians!
We started with introductions by Brazil Personnel Manager Ignacio Armento Conde, SEED Coordinator Zenobio Matos, the SEED educators, and SEED Coordinator for Russia Nadezhda Alekseeva, who is visiting Brazil to learn from this pilot workshop so she can replicate it in Russia. Then it was my turn. I mentioned the team who could not be here, but who cares and works so hard to make these workshops happen.