Read to page 50 for discussion on Wednesday, March 1st.
Allegedly the Turkish government has begun launching bombing raids on areas of Kurdistan and Rojava. Reports suggest these attacks have been carried out by US built A-50 bombers. Though the extent to which the United States is possibly involved is unknown. President Erdogan denies these attacks have been targeted at the Kurds. They say any attacks they launch have been targeted at ISIS or Kurdish “terrorists.”
Please add agenda items for Communitas 21.
A general membership meeting is scheduled for 2/24, 6:00 p.m. at u.school. All u.school parents/guardians and students are invited to attend. See e-mail for discussion particulars.
First Bumblebee Declared Endangered in U.S.
The rusty patched bumblebee population has declined 87 percent over the past two decades.
“Bumblebees are among the most important pollinators of crops such as blueberries, cranberries, and clover and almost the only insect pollinators of tomatoes,” according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s rusty patched bumblebee profile. “The economic value of pollination services provided by native insects (mostly bees) is estimated at $3 billion per year in the United States.” (See seven intimate pictures that reveal the beauty of bees.)
Here is the link to the Process essay I talked about in class. It can get pretty dry but some of the writing process ideas are helpful if you are stuck with how to start and/or how to structure your writing.
Keegan’s mom is looking for volunteers to participate with their group at Convoy of Hope on the evening of February 28th. If you are interested in volunteering, please see one of the teachers for more information.