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Intro to Geoversity

Preview: Geoversity helped to produce the documentary The Endangered Generation?

Geoversity is proud to share the trailer of The Endangered Generation? a feature documentary that we helped to produce with the award-winning Australian filmmaker Celeste Geer. It profiles a selection of remarkable people—all sharing their stories of extraordinary achievement in the fight for a livable planet Earth.

The narrative that threads this 80-minute film is the journey of Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker, the Dean of Geoversity’s School for Biocultural Leadership (GeoSchool) from our new conservancy and campus in the Anza-Borrego desert of southern California to Panama to join up with the young Guna woman and Geoversity designer who led 42 Guna women in the creation of the Bamboo Ark Mola Sail and brought it to COP26 in Glasgow last fall. Together, they make the trek from our Mamoní Valley Preserve over to the Guna Atlantic coast to meet up with the elders of Agar’s island community, one of the many in Gunayala imperiled by a rising sea.

As the story moves to the drama of COP26, you meet Juan Carlos Monterrey of Panama, whom Obama praised as the Obama Foundation Youth Leadership fellow who rose to become the youngest head of mission at COP26. We are pleased to say that Juan Carlos is now the Executive Director of GeoSchool.

Stay tuned for the Panama release date later this year!

Life Changer Programs

Through our Life Changer Programs, we’ll collaborate with your staff in creating hands-on learning and cross-cultural team-building opportunities for the students willing to go beyond their comfort zones and step up to the challenges of leadership for a healthy world.

In our Life Changer Programs, we immerse our students in Panama’s diverse local ecosystems, cultures, and worldviews. They learn to discern unique local patterns and potential—what do these particular places and people seek to be and how can this be applied to other places around the world? Our biocultural leaders learn how to see and develop this energetic potential, to design for and catalyze regeneration in their own communities—hotspots of care, commitment, and clarity for ongoing biocultural renewal. Because here’s what every ecologist, farmer, and forager knows: when the right seeds are planted in the right time and place, their growth is irrepressible. In time, with the right care and relationships, such seedlings become thriving forests, making and supporting more life. 

Our Geoversity soil is fertile. Could you be our next seed?

Tamsin Woolley-Barker, Ph.D.

Founder and Principal, TEEM Innovation Group, LLC
‍Dean, Geoversity’s School for Biocultural
Leadership in Panama

Mamoní Valley Preserve

Geoversity’s main campus is the Mamoní Valley Preserve, which encompasses 5,000 hectares (12,500 acres) of rainforest and aspires to geographically include the entire 12,200 hectare (28,900 acre) upper Mamoní watershed and its 1,500 hectares (3,900 acres) of old-growth forest.

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At Geoversity we do our best to stay carbon neutral. Our Life Changer programs take place on our almost self-sustainable off-grid conservation campuses and travel on the Life Changer grid is done mostly by sailing, mountain biking, trekking, paddling, and horseback riding. Even so, international participants will normally produce a flight carbon footprint that we recommend you neutralize by using our Flight Carbon Offset mechanism.

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