Global Environmentalists – Costa Rica
Part of Fairfax County’s International Study Travel Program (ISTP)
Open to FCPS Middle School Students in grades 7-8 (as of Sept. 2016)
Travel Dates: April 8 – 16, 2017 (Spring Break)
Focus: Soak up Costa Rica’s natural beauty and amazing biodiversity from every angle. Students will explore the ecosystems of the Tortugero canals, learn about conservation efforts in National Parks, and hike the Poas Volcano to discover natural phenomenon like hot springs and geysers. The Global Environmentalists will examine how Costa Rica’s efforts to establish national parks and reserves is one of the world’s most progressive to save the earth’s endangered rainforests. Students will discuss and reflect on how a community’s attachment, connection, and feeling towards the land may differ abroad. Experiencing this Central American country first-hand will inspire a lasting respect for the environment.
Thursday, September 15th at 6:30pm in room 116 at Lanier Middle School
There are a limited number of spots available on this tour to Costa Rica, and it is sure to fill up quickly, so please attend the Registration Night if you are interested. Wondering about the educational value, full itinerary, everything that is included, and price of the trip? Then be sure to attend the meeting! An opportunity to show your child the world!
We are excited and looking forward to having your child on this educational trip!
Faiza Alam (Lanier Middle School, Grade 7 Life Science Teacher) – FAlam@fcps.edu