On the walls of The Gathering Space at Monte del Sol Charter School, one can find flags from all over the world, representing faculty, students and staff’s histories and countries of origin. Founded in 2000, the school’s focus on sustainability and international relationships has now brought it into collaboration with Face to Face, an international peer education method founded in the Netherlands. Monte del Sol will take part in a peer education project that schools in New York City, Utrecht and Hilversum, (Netherlands), Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata, (Argentina) and Egypt also have participated in. With this approach, students from different countries have collaboratively developed an array of topics and themes from peace to human rights, art, literature and science, and used multimedia and technology to convey their final results and/or showcase their creative expressions.
In conjunction with the student project, from 9:45-10:30 a.m. Nov. 3, renowned Dutch ecologist Prof. André De Roos, a visiting presenter at the Santa Fe Institute, also will give a free lecture, “Fishing Smart and Sustainably” to the student body at Monte del Sol Charter School.