An Evening With Author Cindy Ross
THE WORLD IS OUR CLASSROOM
HOW ONE FAMILY USED NATURE & TRAVEL TO SHAPE
AN EXTRAORDINARY EDUCATION
Cindy’s story begins in the Rocky Mountain wilderness on a unique and extraordinary journey: two parents leading their young children 3,100 miles on the backs of llamas. This Canada-Mexico trek illustrated to Cindy and her husband what experiential education can do. Inspired by the experience, they went on to create a new way of supplementing their children’s education, focusing on two arenas for learning: the natural world and travel.
In this special presentation on Learning from Faith-based Cultures, Cindy will share her family’s experiences around the world. She’ll illustrate with images of Buddhist monks in Nepal, Muslims in Turkish mosques, Christians in Jerusalem, Hindus in India and how it broadened their minds and made them more accepting and appreciative of others who are different. Cindy’s children, Sierra and Bryce, were raised in the UU Church, whose religious educators greatly impacted who they became and influenced their life work. Cindy’s multi-media presentation will be followed by Q&A and a book signing.