Michael Datura joined host Manda Aufochs Gillespie on November 17th to give a reading and lesson on existentialism, climate change, and bees. Michael is the new principal of the Cortes School and this episode was recorded live off-the-floor in the Cortes School portable. Join us for a conversation about bad faith, truth, goodness, and philosophy.Continue reading Folk U: Michael Detura on existentialism, climate change, and bees
The next Conversation Cafe asks ‘what does quality and accessible education look like and how do we support it? Colin Funk, President of the Cortes Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA), will be the facilitator of this public meeting in the Pioneer Room of Mansons Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, November 16.Continue reading What Does Quality Education Look Like On Cortes Island?
On September 29, host Manda Aufochs Gillespie was joined by Briony Penn and Hannah Carpendale for a live FolkU Friday discussion about forest carbon. Recorded live off-the-floor and edited for the radio, join us for a conversation on climate change, the ways misinformation shapes our policy and discourse, and carbon sequestration.Continue reading Folk U: Briony Penn and Hannah Carpendale talk about Forest Carbon
The sun was shining on Cortes Island school Friday Sept 29, as the Parent Advisory Committee shared orange T-shirts with all the children. With a new principal, the team and students were busy all month preparing to observe the day of memorial by raising a Residential School Survivors’ flag.
Klahoose Elders visited to share their lived experiences and share song, drumming, and hope. Sisters Rose Hanson and Jessie Louie, joined with singer Brenda Hanson.Continue reading Raising a flag to remember: Cortes Island School marks Orange Shirt Day
After more than a decade of service, the Oyster Bay schoolhouse was barged over to Whaletown in 1950. There it opened its doors to the children of a new community.
Brigid Weiler started attending the Whaletown School in 1959.
Her earliest memories are in that area.Continue reading Memories of the old Whaletown Schoolhouse