Merrick Arts Council will present its third program of the 2014-15 season with “Dean Jacobs: Wondrous Journey” on Sunday, February 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Central City Performing Arts Center in Central City, NE. Admittance is by season membership or $15 for adults, $8 for students. Jacobs will share his experiences of his many travels since 2001 through his captivating stories and photos.
This program is presented with the financial support of Merrick Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council, and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. For more information, please call Suzanne Philippi at 308-940-0274.
Dean's happy to announce his new school program, "The Wondrous Mississippi!" If you don't have an author visit set for the 2014-15 school year, Dean would love to be considered. As a biologist, author and world traveler, Dean invites you to bring him in to explore the world of wonder – and the wonder of self.
For a group of about 150 Fremont students from Grant and Washington elementary schools, Friday offered a unique learning opportunity to develop observation and writing skills as students, teachers and administrators joined local author and world traveler Dean Jacobs at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha.
“Welcome to Ecuador,” I announced to 11 people as they walked through the door of the customs area in the Quito airport.
For several years, I have been asked if I would ever lead a trip abroad. This idea has held limited appeal; I like the freedom to move. I’m comfortable taking risks with my own life, not with others.
With persistence, the students of Sig Ep Fraternity from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln pursued the idea of having me lead them on a journey. Nine active members, one alum and one chaperon were now my traveling companions.
I agreed to this trip under three conditions: first, I am not a babysitter; second, understand this is not a trip to the Henry Doorly Zoo rainforest exhibit; and third, and most important, come with the attitude to give.
During my trip on Enrichment Voyages' MV Explorer this past December, I asked a few people to write down their dream for 2014.
It was a fun exercise that gave me the opportunity to connect with people and more importantly, a chance for them to express to the world something important.