Shriver Fellow participants included (l to r) Kyrgyzstan RPCV Meghann Shutt, Honduras RPCV Katie Long and South Africa RPCV Rian Parent.
Meghann reported on her experience!
On January 23rd, four Peaceworkers, one alumn, a few friends, and the director of the Shriver Peaceworker Fellows program headed down to Annapolis, Maryland to take part in the Chesapeake Climate Action Network’s 5th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, and man was it cold! The Peaceworker program has been a friend and supporter of CCAN's Founder, Mike Tidwell (RPCV Zaire) for a number of years, and our group was proud to continue the tradition of taking a frigid swim to help "Keep Winter Cold"! So, donning nothing but our swimsuits we joined 150 other bathers plunging into the Chesapeake Bay to raise awareness about the impact of climate change. Compared to the Nordic temperature of the water (someone said the Bay was 36 degrees), the 40 degree day felt like summer. We enjoyed the rest of it warming up, noshing at The Rockfish and rehashing the classic Bill Murray movies of our youth..."I said Good Morning, Gill!" (for the What About Bob geeks out there) What a day!