Monday, November 19, 2018

Stop Motion with Isabella

As the semester is coming to a holiday break, Engaged Cornell student Isabella Armas-Leon got together with community researcher and actor Jose Miguel Hernandez Hurtado and with Karen Purcell to produce a stop motion video. This project is part of the dissemination materials being produced to share the work of the ICBOs in creative ways (transmedia storytelling).

Karen Purcell and Jose Miguel Hernandez Hurtado. Photo by Marilú López-Fretts.

It was fun and refreshing as the two took on  their roles explaining with body movement one of the ICBO Research results: "Access."

Isabella Armas-Leon directs the piece. Photo by Marilú López-Fretts.

Reflection from Our first presentation in San Diego

We'd like to share a look back at when we (the ICBOs), first presented our research results as a group panel in our annual meeting in San Diego on March 22, 2018. The meeting took place at the WorldBeat Center and included almost all the ICBOs (including our dear friend Pepe Marcos-Iga). It was our first presentation of our final results as an entire group.

Ever since, it's been an exciting and non-stop journey. Our collective perspectives have traveled throughout many conferences since then!

Here we share a few of our slides from our presentation on March 22, 2018.

We also received lots of feedback on the workbook for STEM-serving institutions. This great resource is now revised and it has been well received wherever we go. We're still requesting feedback on the workbook and revising the content.




Monday, November 5, 2018

Remembering our friend Pepe

Our ICBO family is missing one of our members, friend and ally... Jose Pepe Marcos-Iga. Pepe passed away September 18, 2018.

To you, Pepe, we dedicate our work!

 Pepe Marcos-Iga
January 5, 1974-September 18, 2018

Pepe leaves an important legacy in the field of environmental education, conservation, equity and inclusion; his inspiration and contribution to this work has been invaluable. We’ll miss your sense of humor, your brilliance and your passion to build a more equitable society. We are honored to have you as one of the ICBOs. Forever, we thank you, Pepe.

And one day
As I'm sitting here nostalgic of things to come
Remembering fondly what's still to be
The laughs will stop
The smiles will be no more
I will be distant from the warmth of hope
And I may be only left with memories
If I fail to see
The moments I have between you and me
Are these
Right now

 I've come to see
That to me
You'll still be there
Like a star from afar
Even if distant and gone
Your light will reach me
From the past
It's luminosity will last
As I hope to be
A star for others
Like you've been for me

Written by José González after hearing the news —Thank you José.


Pepe leaves behind his wife Tania and two amazing children. 
For those who wish to help Pepe's children's education, you can contribute to

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