Barb Bilgre ARIS Ghana
IBMYP & IBCAS Coordinator, IBESS Teacher, Al-Rayan International SchoolAccra, Greater Accra, Ghana
- Languages : English
- Last Login : Nov 9, 2018
I am a Secondary School MYP curriculum coordinator and science learning facilitator (the term teacher is so outdated now) specializing in the Life Sciences (Biology and Environmental Science) and I am a wildlife biologist.
I have been an educator in formal secondary institutions since 2001, with over 10 years at international schools in four countries on 4 continents. I am very passionate about helping students become problem-solvers and critical thinkers. I tend to focus more on the development and refining of skills than on content. These kids know how to find 'answers'. I need to help them understand when answers are incomplete, incorrect or wrong for the situation. I love engaging my students in opportunities like #decarbonize #decolonize as it makes learning relevant to them.
I studied wild populations of dolphins and manatees for 9 1/2 years in Belize, French Polynesia and Midway Atoll before becoming a teacher. I have continued to consult and perform surveys on the dolphin project in Belize. In addition, I have volunteered at different wildlife rescue centers in the different countries where I was teaching and working.
Currently, I am engaged in a long-term collaborative project with the Ghana Forestry Commission on the photoidentification of African elephants at Mole National Park. We are looking at the social hierarchy and behavior of males in the tourist areas and to look at any negative impacts of tourism on the elephants.
A) What is your vision for a sustainable world?
People need to realize that healthy ecosystems are both medically and economically healthy for humans. I would love to see a reduction of wasteful use of materials and resources.
B) What are you planning to do to make this vision a reality?
First, I am a high school science teacher and I am providing my students with tools and skills to make a positive impact on this planet to ensure a sustainable future. In addition, I am working within the local community at Mole to help them appreciate wildlife and realize how they can benefit from the protection.
- My Interests
Animal Rights, Climate Change, Education, Environment, Global Citizenship, Global Education, Green Spaces, Informal/Experiential Learning, Sustainable Development
- Countries I've visited
Aruba Bahamas Belize Botswana Cambodia Canada Cayman Islands China Costa Rica Czech Republic France French Polynesia Germany Ghana Greece Guatemala Hong Kong Indonesia Israel Italy Jamaica Kenya Malaysia Mexico Midway Islands Monaco Morocco Mozambique Netherlands Antilles Peru Portugal Puerto Rico Sao Tome & Principe South Africa Spain Tanzania Thailand Turkey United Kingdom United States United States Virgin Islands Vatican City Zimbabwe