March 27, 2012
In the Corcovardo Forest with a primeval Ceiba Tree.
This is just a short post until we recharge the battery. March 26 was another incredible day: the students experienced the complex ecosytem and challenges faced bu the Costa Ricans seeking to balance economic dvelopment and conservation: In the horseback ride through the rain forest we saw signs of illegal lumberinb and faced the conundrum of needing gravel paths for the jeeps to get us - eco-tourists- closer to the forest, with the realization that doiing so itself, upsets the delicate balances. The glorous thunderstorm that drenched us and cooled off our hardy yet trusted steeds, gave meaning to the term "rain forest". The other half of he group- all the WHHS boys went creeking with Mr. Schnure, where besides the POISON DART FROGS, they also enounteres group of tourists with no guide tramping down he creek, Again a clash of economis vs. conservation.
Next blog wil describe the actual experiences from their journals.
Love the rivers
Our heritage is based on a profound love of our rivers. The founders had it in their blood and it is here where we like to cast light on the great outdoor experience.
P R E V I O U S P O S T S
- FLMSP Trail News, April 2016: Monarch & Bee Lifeline
- Walnut Hills Students feeling the Pura Vida
- Have you fooled with Mother Nature Lately?
- St Mary's Group arrives safely in Costa Rica!
- The St. Mary's School's 8th graders Prepare for their Big Adventure!
- Friday March 30- Our last day: Community Service
- March 28 update from John and Peter
- Day 3 - Creeking and riding in the Rainforest
- Day 4
- Walnut Hills High School Arrive in Costa Rica
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