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Barb Bilgre ARIS Ghana

IBMYP & IBCAS Coordinator, IBESS Teacher, Al-Rayan International School
Ghana Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
  • Languages : English
  • Last Login : Nov 9, 2018

About Me

I am a Secondary School MYP curriculum coordinator and science learning facilitator (the term teacher is so outdated now) specializing in the Life Sciences (Biology and Environmental Science) and I am a wildlife biologist.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
    ArubaAruba      BahamasBahamas      BelizeBelize      BotswanaBotswana      CambodiaCambodia      CanadaCanada      Cayman IslandsCayman Islands      ChinaChina      Costa RicaCosta Rica      Czech RepublicCzech Republic      FranceFrance      French PolynesiaFrench Polynesia      GermanyGermany      GhanaGhana      GreeceGreece      GuatemalaGuatemala      Hong KongHong Kong      IndonesiaIndonesia      IsraelIsrael      ItalyItaly      JamaicaJamaica      KenyaKenya      MalaysiaMalaysia      MexicoMexico      Midway IslandsMidway Islands      MonacoMonaco      MoroccoMorocco      MozambiqueMozambique      Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antilles      PeruPeru      PortugalPortugal      Puerto RicoPuerto Rico      Sao Tome & PrincipeSao Tome & Principe      South AfricaSouth Africa      SpainSpain      TanzaniaTanzania      ThailandThailand      TurkeyTurkey      United KingdomUnited Kingdom      United StatesUnited States      United States Virgin IslandsUnited States Virgin Islands      Vatican CityVatican City      ZimbabweZimbabwe