At our January meeting, the BEF Board heard from BHS social studies teachers Roger Grande and Astrid Allen about their trip to Puerto Rico this past summer. Along with BHS colleagues Stephanie Hunt and Emily McGinnis, Roger and Astrid received BEF funding to explore the impact of colonialism and climate change on Puerto Rico’s culture, ecology, and industry. They immersed themselves in history, agro-ecology, and culture in diverse settings ranging from the city of Old San Juan to the El Yunque Rain Forest. The BHS educators hope and are planning to translate their learning into a trip designed for students in the next academic year, where BHS students will be able to gain firsthand exposure to different forms of resistance in Puerto Rico.