ON THE CALENDAR

  • Dean presenting
    OCT 23 2014

    Dean will be giving a presentation at Wayne State College, Wayne NE on October 23 at 4:00 pm in the student union. If you're in the area, stop in!

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  • butterfly hovering above lavender thistle

    “The fast-moving water of the Dismal River made it a challenge to scope out wildlife”...

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  • Butterfly

    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.

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  • Dean presented with check

    Students at Westridge Elementary in Elkhorn, NE presented Dean with a check on behalf of all the elementary schools in the district for $2,750 to be used for the Achuar Education Project! The students raised money through various fund raising activities to help generate support for the project. So awesome!

  • 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.

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  • students in awe

    An educational experience that began nearly a year ago and logged thousands of miles over land, water and through the air came full circle Wednesday as Dean shared with students his adventures along the Mississippi River.
    Dean spoke to Fremont students prior to his Wondrous Mississippi voyage focusing on his explorations of the Amazon and Nile rivers and compared those to what he might find on the Mississippi. While on his journey down the Mississippi, Jacobs Skyped with classes and now he’s making his way around to Fremont’s elementary schools presenting what he learned and experienced.

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WHAT'S GOING ON

  • UNL students with achuar childrrn

    “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.

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  • 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.

    Smiling Explorer passenger

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    Dean with Achuar students

    Dean with some of his Achuar friends.

    Achuar kids playing soccer

    Achuar children enjoying a spirited game of soccer.

    Achuar kids at school

    Achuar children at school.

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