Author Archives: Brittany

FoEME Youth Camp

As part of FoEME’s GWN youth program, yearly camps are organized that bring together youth from neighboring communities from Jordan, Palestine and Israel to learn about their shared environment. I was invited to participate in this year’s youth camp which … Continue reading

Posted in FoEME | 2 Comments

Birds of Jerash

Yesterday I traveled to Jerash, a well preserved Roman provincial town that is an hour outside of Amman. I took some great photos there, but these two are my favorites for the birds that showed up unexpectedly.

Posted in Jordan, Ruins | 3 Comments

GWN Meeting

This week I attended a two-day workshop for the Good Water Neighbors (GWN) project that was held at the  Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark in the Jordan Valley. GWN currently works with 28 cross-border communities that share water resources, be it a … Continue reading

Posted in FoEME, Jordan | 3 Comments

A tour of youth “ecofacilities”

One of my tasks at FoEME is to write a report on the “ecofacilities” piloted through the Good Water Neighbors youth project. These facilities serve to showcase water conservation and educate students and other community members. I spent yesterday in … Continue reading

Posted in FoEME | 2 Comments

Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark

This week I traveled with several colleagues to FoEME’s Sharhabil Bin Hassneh EcoPark, which was developed as a pilot project to preserve biodiversity, facilitate environmental education and promote sustainable development. Some features of the park include: Walking trails Natural and … Continue reading

Posted in FoEME | 3 Comments

Karak, Dana and Wadi Rum

Weekend #2 in Jordan was a road trip to the Wadi Rum desert. It was my first time renting and driving a car in a foreign country, but it had to be done as there is no easy way to … Continue reading

Posted in Escapades, Jordan | 4 Comments


Saturday morning, just three days after arriving in Jordan for a summer internship, I found myself on a bus headed for the famed archaeological park/World Heritage site/world wonder/Indiana Jones filming location of Petra with my roommate Anusha. We had been planning this … Continue reading

Posted in Jordan | 5 Comments

Ramadhan Table

Hi! Still here. For 4 more days anyway. In the last months my biggest accomplishments have been building a magazine with my Access students and helping start-up an American Corner in Sfax with my partner Faouzi Hakim. Yesterday was the beginning … Continue reading

Posted in Food | 4 Comments

Harvesting Wheat

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated, one more week of classes at the Bourghuiba School and then I’ll start preparing for the dreaded two-day exam. Five hours of straight studying every morning is usually followed by a nap in … Continue reading

Posted in Food | 1 Comment


Back in Boulder my free-time revolved around hiking, climbing and vinyasa. Since moving to Tunisia it’s changed to sleeping, eating and sitting in smoky cafes. Well, this past week I wanted to get back to my roots. Taking advantage of … Continue reading

Posted in Beaches, Escapades | 5 Comments