Food for thought….

Check out The Yum List which features various organic, vegetarian and eco-friendly, socially responsible places to eat in Malaysia and  SE Asia!

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Environmental Education Workshop in Bali!

Want to know more about service learning? Environmental Education? Local Ecology and Natural History of SE Asia?

Come to Bali and experience it first hand!

For more information and registration contact: or call Lyndle: +62 (0)857 9266 7006

Workshop dates (2 dates available!): January 2-5, 2012 OR June 25 – 28, 2012

Location: West Bali National Park
Cost: US$599 (includes workshop fees, instructional materials, lunch and dinner!)

Day 1: Ecology Basics & Marine Ecosystems
Day 2: Birds, Forests and Bugs!
Day 3: Service Learning- Taking Action!
Day 4: Leadership Skills

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I promise you this!

 It is not enough to fight for the land it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it is still there. …… Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to your body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those deskbound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this…. you will outlive the bastards.

– Edward Abbey

It’s not enough to fight for the place.. this land.. this Earth.. we must get out and enjoy it…. run rampant and run amok in the deep and burly mud of our existence… that is the only way we will truly now who and what we are…the rest.. its just 0’s and 1’s translated on this screen…

– Kenny Peavy

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Life on the Traidhos Three-Generation Barge!


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EARCOS Traidhos Barge Workshop Schedule

Discovering the Life-Blood of Thailand
March 26-28, 2012
Lynda Rolph & Kenny Peavy- Bangkok, Thailand
Traidhos Three-Generation Barge & EARCOS Teachers Conference
US$100 (includes lodging on the barge, all food and teaching materials)


* detailed information including a list of things to brings, pre-workshop readings and a list of possible activities will be sent to participants

 Monday March 26, 2012-  On Monday we will meet in the Shangri-La Hotel Lobby, board the barge and head north towards our destination at Bang Sai Bay.

3:00pm- Meet at Shangri-La Lobby & Welcome to Barge
3:15pm- Introduction to facilities & staff, icebreakers, creating community
5:00pm- Activity Session
6:30pm- Dinner
7:15 pm- Activity Session

Tuesday March 27, 2012-  On Tuesday we will visit a market then begin our journey south back to the Shangri-La Hotel

8:00am-   Breakfast
9:00am-   Activity Session
10:15am-  Break
10:30am- Activity Session
11:45am-  Intro to Floating Market
12:00pm- Pathum Thani Market Shopping
1:15pm-    Lunch
2:00pm-   Activity Session
3:15pm-   Break
4:15pm-   Activity Session
6:30pm-  Dinner
7:15 pm-  Activity Session

Wed March 28, 2012- On Wednesday we will debrief and head to the regular EARCOS Conference!

8:00am-   Breakfast
9:00am-   Activity Session
12:00pm- Lunch
1:15pm-    Final reflection and closing
2:45pm-   Pier Drop off at Shangri La

For information please contact Kenny Peavy:

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What language can you translate this to?

What language can you put this in? It’s for my Earth Matters Facebook….


I would like to post it in as many languages as possible.. (especially Indonesian, Malaysian, Mandarin, Thai, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Laotian, Khmer, Tamil.. languages of the people living here in SE Asia.. essentially)

But send it in ANY language you know…

It’s what Earth Matters Institute is about!



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Kemensah Waterfall

Went for a hike over the weekend…

Check out the photos here:  Kemensah Waterfall Photo Album

Species seen include: dusky langur (leaf monkey), gliding lizard, crested lizard, raquet-tailed drongo, bul-bul (various species), selaginella (blue fern-looking plant.. called a spike moss), figs, fern tree and tons more!



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Upcoming workshops in Enviro Ed & related fields!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

Please make note of the upcoming opportunities in Wilderness First Aid & First Responder Certification, Environmental Education, Sustainability & Service Learning!
See website links for more information…

Please contact the respective providers as listed on the flyers/websites for registration..

Wilderness First Aid (WFA)/ Wilderness First Responder (WFR)
Odyssey Institute
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
WFA: October 8-9, 2011 (US$ 180)
WFR: October 8-13, 2011 (US$ 500)

Environmental Education & Stewardship
Discover Nature and Take Action to Become Earth Stewards!
Odyssey Institute  and Earth Matters Institute
January 2-5, 2012 (US$ 599)- State University of New York (SUNY) credit possible!
West Bali National Park
Bali, Indonesia

Aquatic Environmental Education & Stewardship– live aboard a converted rice barge while floating down the Chao Praya River flowing through Bangkok!
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
March 26-28, 2012
East Asian Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) Teacher’s Conference
Traidhos Three Generation Barge
Lynda Rolph & Kenny Peavy, Lynda Rolph

Environmental Education & Stewardship (a repeat of the workshop held in Bali in January 2012)
Discover Nature and Take Action to Become Earth Stewards!
Odyssey Institute  and Earth Matters Institute
June 25-28, 2012 (US$ 599)- State University of New York (SUNY) credit possible!
West Bali National Park
Bali, Indonesia

Coming Soon… Environmental Leadership Workshops in Bali! — addressing the essential components of human nature (mental, emotional, social, physical and spiritual) through environmental education and stewardship!!

Hope we see you soon!

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Why we do what we do…

These rewards are few and far between.. and we dont always know if we’ve made an impact..  but this note came today and made me smile..

I’m spreading the word on the nature hikes you are offering to the U.S. Embassy and there’s really good feedback – people are excited and want to get their families out into nature but apparently need your support – so thank you.

Also, Sidney’s really enjoying your class.  He came home the other day and said that he now thinks that he wants to change his major in college from engineering to biology 🙂 Great work!!
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Wilderness First Aid and First Responder in Bali!

If you lead groups, go outdoors, take field trips, participate in service learning projects, or have off-site lessons or experiences for your students… SAFETY should always be your FIRST CONCERN.

Odyssey Institute in Bali will be offering both Wilderness First Aid (WFA) AND Wilderness First Responder (WFR) courses in October 2011.

To register contact:

WFA October 8th-9th, 2011 Cost: $180 USD
Age limits: 16+ for WFA Certification
2 year US-certification
Emergency medical care in remote environments
Includes CPR

 WFR: October 8th-13th, 2011 Cost: $500 USD
6-day (70-hour) course
Age Limit: 18+ for WFR Certification
3 year US-certification
FREE book: Medicine for Mountaineering – the best resource on remote medical care



















          Hope to see you there!


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