Thank you so much for a great session in the jungle! The entire staff couldn’t have asked for a more laid back 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 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 all were pretty quiet but eager to 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 even got to see toucan and aracaris fighting! Once at homebase, we got adjusted and jump started the week with an awesome tour of the organic farm and surrounding forest, and found ourselves surrounded by spider monkeys. 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 and even though we didn’t see a turtle, you guys were part of the bigger picture of protecting them.Remember that everything is connected and you guys did an epic job patrolling.
Finally, we wrapped the week up with a relaxed day in town, learning to make empanadas and playing volleyball with locals. I hope you guys use this time capsule letter to remember the purpose of your trip here and to continue inspiring those around you. We miss you and please stay in touch with us. Pura vida!
-Kelly, Hannah, and Rudy