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Cuba: Professional Research Program for Educators
February 15, 2013 - February 25, 2013
Total due: January 15, 2013
Deposit: $ ** To apply for this program please follow the directions below and contact Marazul Charters. Do NOT click on the following link that says, “Click here to apply for this trip.”
Deposit due: January 10, 2013
Click here to apply for this trip.

Farm to School in the U.S. is broadly defined as a program that connects schools (K-12) and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing agriculture, health and nutrition education opportunities, and supporting local and regional farmers.

On this professional research trip you will learn how ordinary Cubans are engaging in Farm to School during visits with local communities and schools, labor collectives and cooperative farms. You will meet with students, teachers and sustainable agricultural workers and be able to compare and contrast your own experiences with Farm to School in the United States to the Cuban model.

Possible Trip Highlights:

  • Visit urban farms and meet with children and teachers from neighboring schools
  • Meet with Cuban professionals to discuss techniques used in permaculture, farmers markets, and urban gardens
  • Dialogue with Cuban citizens about campaigns in Cuba that promote sustainable development at the national and local levels
  • Discuss methods for incorporating fresh fruits and vegetables, farm tours, and garden education in school experiences with Cuban students and faculty
  • Meet with teachers and school officials to learn about means of producing free, nutritious school meals
  • Dialogue about the impact of U.S. policy on the everyday lives of Cuban citizens
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Please contact Marazul Charters, Inc., a licensed travel service provider, for more information about legal travel to Cuba on this professional research program. This professional research program is for educators who want to conduct professional research in education areas, including Farm to School and other agricultural programs. Full-time professionals conducting a full work schedule of noncommercial, academic research that has a substantial likelihood of public dissemination and is in the traveler’s professional area are authorized to travel to Cuba under a general license.

Reminder: do not click on the link below that says, “Click here to apply for this trip.”

Click here to apply for this trip.
For more information about this delegation, please contact:
Delegation Coordinator
Luisa Sanchez, Marazul Charters
(201) 319-1054