Outdoors Athletics and Environmental Conservation with K-12 Students

I am reading a book entitled the “Last Child in the Woods.”  I dream of working with the outdoors and athletics to build my body, mind, and spirit and the body, mind, and spirit of others.  It is really inspiring to hike the Appalachian Trail recently.  I met a great assortment of people, got to learn about mountain water and forests, and was able to get back into Mother Nature.  I love getting outside and feel that the outdoors offers a place for getting back to simplicity and peace.  God’s Nature is essential to life, and we living in urban environments sometimes miss the sheer importance of getting outside and in our bodies in athletics.  Last night, I wrote a mission statement for my next chapter of life.  I am now moving towards getting back into a routine for my life in Atlanta after AmeriCorps.  Working towards creating a positive simple life that emphasizes service.  I seek to serve a healing role for people in need.  I wish to inspire youth in academics and athletics.  My goal is to live in a way that balances body, mind, and spirit.  Take a look at my photographs from my trip on my Instagram account.  My dream is to lead with a fit body, mind, and spirit.  I will work hard to help make my dreams of building up others with positive life experiences each day.

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About kayaerbil

I am a Berkeley educated chemistry Ph.D. who is moving into the area of working on developing appropriate technology for communities that are subjected to socio-economic oppression. The goal is to use simple and effective designs to empower people to live better lives. Currently, I am working with Native Americans on Pine Ridge, the Lakota reservation in South Dakota. I am working with a Native owned and run solar energy company. We are currently working on building a compressed earth block (CEB) house that showcases many of the technologies that the company has developed. The CEB house is made of locally derived resources, earth from the reservation. The blocks are naturally thermally insulating, keeping the house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Eventually, a solar air heater and photovoltaic panels will be installed into the house to power the home and keep it warm, while preserving the house off the grid. A side project while in Pine Ridge is a solar computer. I hope to learn about blockchain encryption software for building microgrids. In addition, it is an immediate interest of mine to involve local youth in technology education.
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