Thank you so much for a great session in the jungle! The entire staff couldn’t have asked for a more enthusiastic, fun, and curious group for our Sea Turtle Initiative program. Even though we were together for a week, it felt like we got to know each other so well by the end. By the time you get to read this, you will have adjusted back to normal life in your homes, but we wanted to share a few memories to relive our time here.
It seemed like the first day you were already excited to get to know each other and begin your Costa Rican adventure. What better way to start the program than with zip-lining and going through the canopies of the lush rainforest? We got to see beautiful birds as we soared above the trees on 11 different cables! Once at homebase, we got adjusted and jump-started the week with an awesome tour of the organic farm and surrounding forest with Jason, where we learned together about different plants and animals of the Caribbean rainforest.
Walking to town was also fun as we discussed Costa Rican environmental issues and then learned about sea turtles and the importance of protecting them. The night patrols were awesome with dark skies against this dense coastal forest, listening to the waves crash as we patrolled the area. You guys were rewarded for your hard work! How beautiful was that massive leatherback? Remember that everything is connected and you guys did an epic job patrolling and protecting their nesting habitat in various ways. Don’t forget that your impact does not need to end in Costa Rica. Keep learning, playing, and exploring. Best of luck in all your future adventures!
-Hannah Calloway, International Director