Costa Rica — 2020

Trip Details

List of 4 items.

  • Dates

    May 29 – June 5, 2020
  • Learning Objectives

    • Students will explore how education is used by local leaders to fight poverty in high-risk communities.
    • Students will learn about harnessing Costa Rica’s volcanic activity as a safe and sustainable energy source.
    • Students will gain an understanding of how educating local farmers about bee cultivation and honey production has served to both empower them and aid reforestation and watershed protection efforts.
    • 10-12 service hours available
  • Cost

    Travel Grants Available
  • Registration Deadline

    February 10, 2020
    To register, email Mr. Tokarski with student's first and last name, grade level, and trip he/she is interested in.

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1 – Friday, May 29

Departure from Jackson; Arrival in San Jose; Explore the city

Day 2 – Saturday, May 30

San Jose: Leadership Workshop at Costa Rican Humanitarian Foundation; Global Exchange with students from a local city school

Day 3 – Sunday, May 31

Travel to Rincon de la Vieja; Leadership at an oyster farm; Exploring sustainable harvesting

Day 4 – Monday, June 1

Guanacaste Coast; Hike in a national park; Leadership workshop with a local volcanologist and a renewable energy sources specialist; canopy tour via zip-line

Day 5 – Tuesday, June 2

Guanacaste Coast: Leadership workshop at Intertidal Explorer Program
Snorkeling along inshore reefs; Leadership workshop with community entrepreneurs to host an up-cycling workshop for local-kids to find new ways to re-purpose simple times to generate profit

Day 6 – Wednesday, June 3

Guanacaste Coast: Leadership workshop in the local fishing industry and promotion of sustainable consumption of seafood; Boat tours with fishing; Hands-on sea-to-table experience

Day 7 – Thursday, June 4

Guanacaste Coast: Leadership workshop on reforestation and watershed protection; enjoying the last day at Nicola Peninsula designated as one of the world’s “Blue Zones” where residents lives the longest and healthiest

Day 8 – Friday, June 5

Departure for Jackson, MS

South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001