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About gailrys

I coordinate the graduate programs in the School of Education at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE. I have been at UD for almost 25 years and love working with both undergraduate and graduate students. In my spare time, I am actively involved in rehoming retired racing greyhounds through Greyhound Pets of America - Delaware Chapter. I have been married for over 40 years to my first husband, Bob, and we have three grown children and a beautiful little granddaughter.

Wednesday, June 20 (Part Trois)

After leaving Port Arthur, we travelled only 10 minutes up the road to the Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary for the last part of the day.  YouDee travelled with us on our expeditions today, but he was too scared to go into … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 20 (Part Deux)

Part of our visit to Port Arthur involved a boat ride past the Isle of the Dead – a very small island where over 1,100 people who had died at Port Arthur were buried. Only the few officers who are … Continue reading

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Wednesday, June 20

Today was a very long and tiring but interesting and fun day.  We had two excellent excursions planned back to back that allowed us to imagine that we were primary teachers taking a bus load of children on two very … Continue reading

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Tuesday, June 19

Today we flew to Tasmania, the southernmost and smallest of the Australian States.  There are about 500,000 people in Tasmania and about 200,000 of them live in Hobart, the capitol.  We were picked up at the airport in a huge … Continue reading

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Monday, June 18

Today was our last day in Melbourne, and I have to admit that I saw a lot of sad faces among our students (and faculty) today.  Melbourne has been our home during the last 2 1/2 weeks and we have … Continue reading

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Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17

Lots of exploring Melbourne this weekend….nothing spectacular, but a lot of small successes.  Saturday was spent shopping.  We went to a vintage clothing warehouse sale and to the Rose Street Market, both in the artsy area of Fitzroy again.  Here … Continue reading

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Friday, June 15

Today was the start of the “Free Weekend” for everyone on our study abroad trip.  Nine of the students went up to the Great Barrier Reef and nine of the students stayed in Melbourne to do some further exploring.  Kathy, … Continue reading

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