This fundraiser is to raise money for our high school group to participate in an amazing opportunity. We will be going on a service trip to Costa Rica with No Barriers. While on our trip we will be working closely with Nicaraguan refugee families and school children. We will also be restoring/creating new natural wildlife habitats. Donations to our group as a whole will not only support all of the families of students participating in the trip, it will also help support our purchase of Montessori materials to bring to schools in Costa Rica. However, donations to individual group members (like me) will support that particular student and their family in funding this trip.
I have been looking forward to the possibility of this trip for quite a while, so I was very excited when I found out I would be able to participate. I am looking forward to the entire trip, but especially to the time we will be spending with the refugee families and school children. In addition to this, I am looking forward to the service aspect of this trip. I love opportunities to be able to help others and support our environment, so I think I will really enjoy our time spent doing service on the trip.
Preparation for this trip will be a learning experience in itself. Just several months into trip preparation, and we have already started learning about some of the wildlife in Costa Rica. For example, A student in our group did independent research on different turtle species on two different Costa Rican beaches and presented it to our group. We learned a lot about the different turtle species and their behavior from him. As we get closer to our departure, we will research more and more about the culture and wildlife of Costa Rica, specifically the places we will be visiting during our trip.