dia nueve - Crossing Boundaries Mexico has been an amazing experience and definitely a highlight in my teaching career. All of the people that I have met in Mexico have been so warm and interested in us I hope that in some way we can reciprocate with our Mexican friends, colleagues, and associates. I would be remiss not to thank the birds of Mexico for allowing us to observe, listen, identify, explore, investigate, learn, and additional verbs. So if any birds were able to locate this wiki page and actually make sense of this text here is a big thank you - chirp, cheep, hoot, chip, chip cheep.

One of my favorite bird sounds I heard while I was here was the call of the pygmy owl - a tiny little owl that uncharacteristicly for owls is more active during the day than night (how convenient for us).


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(That's not my finger by the way.)

Alas all good things must come to an end. But not yet... the real work is only beginning. Now it is our turn to take all of the experiences we had and things we learned to create a curriculum regarding migratory bird conservation projects that can be shared between schools in the US and in Mexico. Then we want to get students communicating about what they learn and the challenges and accomplishments that they experience in so doing.

After I wake up this morning I must get back to my family and to my students tomorrow morning. Here is my return trip itinerary...

GDL to PHX to PHI to SYR to PUL
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20 NOV 11 - SUNDAY
AIR US AIRWAYS FLT:324 COACH CLASS
LV GUADALAJARA 655A EQP: AIRBUS A319
DEPART: TERMINAL 1 02HR 49MIN
AR PHOENIX 844A NON-STOP
ARRIVE: TERMINAL 4 REF: EMELBN
HEFTI/JAMES SEAT-19A

20 NOV 11 - SUNDAY
AIR US AIRWAYS FLT:250 COACH CLASS FOOD FOR PURCHASE
LV PHOENIX 955A EQP: AIRBUS A321
DEPART: TERMINAL 4 04HR 37MIN
AR PHILADELPHIA 432P NON-STOP
ARRIVE: TERMINAL B REF: EMELBN
HEFTI/JAMES SEAT-27E

AIR US AIRWAYS FLT:4016 COACH CLASS
OPERATED BY US AIRWAYS EXPRESS-AIR WISCONSIN
LV PHILADELPHIA 701P EQP: CANADAIR REG JET
DEPART: TERMINAL F 01HR 08MIN
AR SYRACUSE 809P NON-STOP
REF: EMELBN
HEFTI/JAMES SEAT-6F