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Let’s Grow EduKudos and Give More Teachers a Break

After attending the EduKudos launch last July, teacher alums are now helping promote and fund the second annual EduKudos Teachers’ Retreats in the cool climes in mountains of Northern New Mexico.

If the crowdfunding campaign meets its goals, four groups, ten educators each, will be invited to attend 4-night retreats July 2019.

These all-inclusive Teacher Retreats will be free-of-charge for deserving educators accepted into the program.


What guest Teachers said about their EduKudos retreats in 2018:

“ Every teacher deserves this type of support, encouragement, relaxation and connections!”

“ Thank you SO MUCH. You’ve really helped me realize the importance of taking care of myself: ‘Fill your cup first’.”

“ This was truly innovative. One of the things I thought about this morning is that professional development is not typically a vacation . . . but here I have come away with a deep desire to do, share and create new!”

The EduKudos Dream

  • To reduce “teacher burn-out”.

  • To thank effective educators for their hard work and commitment to their profession.

  • To offer teachers opportunities to mentor, network, inspire and be inspired with their colleagues.

The EduKudos Experience

Casa Veranda, Llano, NM elevation 7800 ft.

Casa Veranda, Llano, NM elevation 7800 ft.

No "roughing it" here

No "roughing it" here

  • Four designated groups, ten teachers each,  will convene Monday morning - Friday afternoons, starting July 8th, 2019.

  • Arrival is Monday morning at Casa Veranda, located in mountain valley between Santa Fe and Taos, in time for celebratory welcome lunch.

  • Guests are housed two to a room or “glamping” lodging furnished with comfy single beds, nice linens.

  • Pampering R&R includes outdoor options such as massage, art, meditation, yoga, and plenty of time for conversation, rest and respite in nature. Meals are locally prepared, food-to-table and FUN.

  • Optional activities include hiking, in-the-field biology, geology, astronomy, written as well as visual art-in nature instruction, social camaraderie or peaceful solitude.

  • Only required activities:

a. Join presentations / group discussions for developing innovative skills in advancing environmental literacy.

b. With colleagues, discuss options for innovative means for growing the EduKudos project.

c. Commit to being a change-agent in your own community.

Reward teachers and advance environmental literacy


Get Involved

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The 2019 programs will be made possible by a teacher-driven GoFundMe campaign. Blair Brown will subsidize lodging / facilities / management at Casa Veranda for educators’ ecoRetreats. 

How you can help

Your contribution to EduKudos GoFundMe will be an investment in Teachers Retreats, to include

  • Activities for learning and exploring . . . biology, astronomy, geology, art-in-nature . . . while enjoying quality time with colleagues

  • Professional and personal renewal.

  • Delicious farm-to-table meals, social camaraderie.

  • Amenities to pamper body and spirit . . . massage, yoga, hammocks!

  • Transportation allowance

100% of all donations go directly toward costs of the program, providing teachers' transportation allowances, meals, cleaning, program and amenity costs, professional honoraria and fees. EduKudos team members are donating their time and expertise. 

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Yoga by the river with Roxy… bliss!

Yoga by the river with Roxy… bliss!