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UWRF Students Travel Down Under

FEB. 15, 2008--University of Wisconsin-River Falls elementary education majors who will be student teaching in Australia gathered recently for an evening of planning with some guidance from Brent Greene, director of UWRF Global Connections, and Associate Professor Gay Ward, coordinator of the trip.

The UWRF seniors will depart on June 8 for two months in the Australian Study Abroad for Early Childhood student teaching program. They will visit Queensland for five days and spend some time snorkeling off the Great Barrier Reef and trekking through Rain Forest to view wild life such as kangaroos and crocodiles (from a safe distance). The group of teachers-in-training then travels to Perth in western Australia where they will teach in preschools and kindergartens. The group will also have the opportunity to visit sites around Perth and the Fremantle port city as well as northern cities including Denham, Shark Bay and Monkey Mia.

Front, left to right: Ashlee Quilling of Menomonie, Michelle Reams of Hudson, Bobbi Jo Danger of Braham, Minn., and Gay Ward. Back Left to right: Bethany Barnett of Kenosha, Michelle Abts of La Crosse, Rachel Wilber of Trempeleau, Stephanie Phillips of Clintonville, Cathy Polnaszek of Andover, Minn., and Brent Greene (not pictured: Jessica Krautkramer of Marathon).


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