Learning Through Action

This action learning project appeared to be an enormous undertaking on it’s surface. I imagine many groups of people would have found the action learning to be frustrating and unpleasant. I think because I had such good group members that this assignment was actually fairly easy for me. Working with Reagan and Reed was very enjoyable. I would go so far as to say that having group members I got a long with and felt comfortable working with was more important than having a shared topic of interest. Working with these two people I am confident we would have been able to find common ground and create a meaningful action even if we did not have an obvious entry point.

I learned a lot about myself during this assignment. The biggest thing that I learned was that I did not need my phone — or any other electronics — to get through the day. Before this assignment I could not imagine going an entire hour without using some sort of electronics. I also learned something about the environment. For example I had no idea that a fairly decent portion of Saskatchewan’s power comes from hydro dams.

All in all this was a very positive and enjoyable assignment that I got to complete with awesome people.IMG_3906

If You Need Me…

This is a picture of a dirty creek. Every spring the dry creek bed that snakes through the Katepwa seasonal campground is flooded with water from the melted snow. The creek runs next to a golf course and from the time I was 10 until the I was 18 I spent many summer days scouring the creek bed for golf balls, snakes, and good walking sticks. For the two – four weeks that the creek is filled with water I would try to ride down the slow moving creek in a dingy or on a knee board. These stunts only become more extreme and less successful as I get older.

About ten feet to the right of this picture is where my campsite is. This campsite belonged to my grandparents for many years before they passed it on to my parents. In many ways I grew up in this campground. I learned how to BBQ, I learned how to ride a bike and drive a car. Most importantly I fell in love with the outdoors. This campground has become a sanctuary for not only me but my friends as well. It is a place where everyone is welcome and there will always be a hot dog on the grill with your name on it.

Don’t bother calling because I won’t answer anyways. Just come on down to the sunny cove.