Helen’s kids are leading the school at rural Peria! In addition to the tapestry, these guys took me to the nearby stream where we found invertebrates and a baby eel! We wished Elvis a safe journey upstream. They’re even giving me a bus ride tomorrow to visit and feed some tame eels that live near one of the kids. COOL! I had tears in my eyes when I said “goodbye” to these little environmental activists! Their genuine appreciation for the tuna program is the greatest reward I could have. I hope to keep working with Peria once I’m back in the Sonoran Desert… and want to visit them again.
Also, a BIG thanks to Soozee McIntyre (center of photo below) for all the sewing and support… this thing would not be happening without her!