Category Archives: Youth Exploration Society

Haiti Journal: Part III

Haiti Journal, March 14 (continued) Windows down as we drive at 50+ mph on a two-lane highway toward the town of St. Marc, the nearest place to buy wood for the cafeteria ceiling. Large piles of trash sit in the street that we drive around without slowing. It could be that the piles have been […]

Haiti Journal: Part II

March 13 Our quarters at Canaan are on the second floor above the crouche (pronounced “crush”). The crouche is where the babies are kept. I can hear one of them crying. The building is cinderblock with a tin roof. There are two sets of five steps, at a right angle to the door, which is […]

Haiti Journal: Part I

March 13 On flight from Miami to Port-au-Prince. Isle seat, 13C. Total flying time just under 2 hours. I am traveling with my wife’s cousin Ricky, his wife Shae, two or their children, 6 and 4, and their nephew, 14. We are en route to the Canaan Christian Community, an orphanage and school, in Montrouis, […]

Travel As Service: A Mission Trip to Haiti

Travel can do many things. It can excite, or it can frighten. Travel can relax and it can also be trying. The beauty or chaos of a new place can awaken senses that lie dormant when we are at home. Travel can introduce us to new people, cultures and environments. It can teach and it can inspire. Travel can even change our perspective on life. The best travel, I believe, does all of these things.

Jane Goodall Movie

A movie on the life of Jane Goodall is coming to theaters near you! One of the great champions of the nature world, Jane Goodall left England at 26-years old to study human beings closest relative, the chimpanzee. Setting up a camp in the Gombe Forest of Tanzania, equipped with little more than a notebook […]

How Do Hurricanes Form?

This past week Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas. Before the flood waters have even receded, another powerful storm, Hurricane Irma, is developing in the Atlantic. Hurricanes are the most powerful storm on earth. But how do hurricanes form? How Hurricanes Form Hurricanes form when moist air rises over warm ocean waters. The humid, warm […]

Disneynature’s Born in China Comes to Theaters

Disneynature’s latest movie, Born in China, comes to theaters April 21! This epic film takes viewers to some of the most spectacular wildernesses in China and features three of the country’s most iconic creatures — the giant panda, golden monkey and the snow leopard. Just as Travels with Gannon & Wyatt brings “the magic of the natural world and […]

Earth’s Wildlife Vanishing

The earth’s wildlife is vanishing. According to the World Wildlife Fund’s Living Planet Report, there has been a 58 percent decline in vertebrate populations between 1970 and 2012. At this rate, it could be 66 percent by 2020. Vertebrates include mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. So, what’s killing off the world’s animals at such […]

I Am the Hummingbird

Wangari Maathai was a great champion of human rights and environmental conservation. She founded the Green Belt Movement, which helped replant tens of millions of trees in Kenya, and started the Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies at the University of Nairobi. In 2004, she became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She passed away in […]

A Voice for Mother Nature

Browse the weekly news and you are certain to come across articles on topics such as climate change, air pollution, oil spills, melting ice caps, sea level rise, acidification of oceans, and deforestation. Scientists almost unanimously agree, the earth’s climate is changing and our actions are contributing to this change. In their latest ad campaign, the non-profit organization […]