Teach at our school in Limon and explore Costa Rica

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Costa Rica

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    22/07/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    In the words of iconic animal researcher and conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall . . .

    “Each of us makes a difference. It is up to you to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

    All classes and experiences at our school, will be conducted in the manner inspired by Dr. Goodall’s example, where all life, regardless of species, is deemed worthy of respect and the right to a peaceful existence. The school aims to expand your child’s vision of the natural world and to make their own future decisions based on ethical and environmental values.

    “Peace for ALL Species”

    - Awareness and sensitivity to the environment and environmental challenges.
    - Attitudes of concern for the environment and motivation to improve environmental quality.
    - Skills to identify and help resolve environmental challenges.
    - Participation in activities that lead to the resolution of environmental challenges.

    COURSES WILL INCLUDE THESE AND RELATED TOPICS OF STUDY

    ) Animal / Marine Ecology
    2) Permaculture
    3) Indigenous Culture
    4) Recycled Art
    5) Roots & Shoots Projects
    6) Environmental Films

    WEEKEND EXPERIENCES
    7) Sea Turtle Trip
    8) Sanctuary Trip
    9) Amphibian Trip
    10) Volcano Trip
    11) Botanical Trip
    12) Art Trip
    13) Indian Reservation Trip
    14) Farm Trip

    TEACHERS . . . exchanges are in 13 week sessions - you may apply for as many as three consecutive sessions.

    This is is “the culmination” of a conservationist’s lifelong career of raising awareness. A life’s work which included field work in the East African bush, and more than a quarter of a century in rural Costa Rica working on projects ranging from the introduction of recycling programs to efforts that provided corridors for wildlife through former ranchlands.

    Among the most important of wildlife corridors in Costa Rica, "the Barbilla-Destierro Corridor" which acts as a vital land bridge between two key protected wildlife areas that, offer habitat to jaguars and other endangered and threatened species. The flora and fauna in the area is considered by many in terms of “a tropical paradise” and this feeling is pervasive throughout this activity filled region.

    Additionally, the region is home to the Pacuare and Reventazón Rivers, notable for whitewater rafting, the area has long been considered one of the world’s very best for running the rapids.

    Archeologically, the Guayabo National Monument is the most important historical site in Costa Rica, dating back to 1000 AD. Hike the trails, learn about the ancient civilization that lived there and see the ruins, only a short distance from the place.

    The internationally renowned, Tropical Agronomy Research and Learning Centre (CATIE), is also relatively close, as are numerous other trails and informative and entertaining activities. Appealing rural communities offer countless diversions: where homemade cheese is among the finest in the nation; nature and volcano parks; zip lining; and even, an amphibian rehabilitation center. All in our general vicinity.

    This is an opportunity for those who are looking for an eco-based experience, and also sharing their environmentally oriented lesson plans geared to adolescents aged 11-14.

    There Are Nine (9) Seasonal Sessions : Winter, Spring, Summer - you may apply for any one, two or three CONSECUTIVE sessions. Lessons will be Monday through Friday, with half day session on Saturdays, and Sunday will be field trip or for those who prefer, a free day.

    You will be expected on site at least three days prior to the start of your begin date, (you may arrive as early as one week before, but no sooner than that please.) You will also have a week following each three week session for which you are scheduled. Lots and lots of time for you to explore and experience on your own.

    FOR EACH OF THE THREE WEEK SESSIONS WE WILL NEED

    (4-5) Qualified environmentally oriented instructors
    (4-5) house / kitchen help.
    Minimum 13 week commitment : three, 3-week sessions with four weeks vacation and training.

    For Now, Tomorrow and Forever

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Art Projects
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Among the most important of wildlife corridors in Costa Rica, "the Barbilla-Destierro Corridor" which acts as a vital land bridge between two key protected wildlife areas that, offer habitat to jaguars and other endangered and threatened species. The flora and fauna in the area is considered by many in terms of “a tropical paradise” and this feeling is pervasive throughout this activity filled region.

    Additionally, the region is home to the Pacuare and Reventazón Rivers, notable for whitewater rafting, the area has long been considered one of the world’s very best for running the rapids.

    Archeologically, the Guayabo National Monument is the most important historical site in Costa Rica, dating back to 1000 AD. Hike the trails, learn about the ancient civilization that lived there and see the ruins, only a short distance from the place.
    The internationally renowned, Tropical Agronomy Research and Learning Centre (CATIE), is also relatively close, as are numerous other trails and informative and entertaining activities. Appealing rural communities offer countless diversions: where homemade cheese is among the finest in the nation; nature and volcano parks; zip lining; and even, an amphibian rehabilitation center. All in our general vicinity.

    This is an opportunity for those who are looking for an eco-based experience,

  • Help

    Help

    This is an opportunity for those who are looking for an eco-based experience, and also sharing their environmentally oriented lesson plans geared to adolescents aged 11-14.

    There Are Nine (9) Seasonal Sessions : Winter, Spring, Summer - you may apply for any one, two or three CONSECUTIVE sessions. Lessons will be Monday through Friday, with half day session on Saturdays, and Sunday will be field trip or for those who prefer, a free day.

    You will be expected on site at least three days prior to the start of your begin date, (you may arrive as early as one week before, but no sooner than that please.) You will also have a week following each three week session for which you are scheduled. Lots and lots of time for you to explore and experience on your own.

    FOR EACH OF THE THREE WEEK SESSIONS WE WILL NEED

    (4-5) Qualified environmentally oriented instructors
    (4-5) house / kitchen help.
    Minimum 13 week commitment : three, 3-week sessions with four weeks vacation and training.

    COUPLES ARE IDEAL - instructor and general helper/cook/etc = our idea of a perfect couple!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Swahili (Kiswahili): Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Geared to couples and shared housing. All meals provided during the three week sessions, vacation and training weeks will be by mutual agreement based on needs.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is “the culmination” of a conservationist’s lifelong career of raising awareness. A life’s work which included field work in the East African bush, and more than a quarter of a century in rural Costa Rica working on projects ranging from the introduction of recycling programs to efforts that provided corridors for wildlife through former ranchlands.

    Among the most important of wildlife corridors in Costa Rica, "the Barbilla-Destierro Corridor" which acts as a vital land bridge between two key protected wildlife areas that, offer habitat to jaguars and other endangered and threatened species. The flora and fauna in the area is considered by many in terms of “a tropical paradise” and this feeling is pervasive throughout this activity filled region.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 5 days per week

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