We want to share an article in one of the national newspapers of Costa Rica. The Green Week which took place in recent days, was so well received and echoed in different media of the country that the news has not been made wait. The only experience I had in days past students of different colleges SEK, has been an example for young people aware about the environment and what is being done to protect and inherit the future generations.
Isla del Caño. Green Week SEK-CR
The last day began at 5:30 am when the students boarded buses to travel to the small, quiet village of Sierpe which is located in the province of Puntarenas, Osa Peninsula, about 30 km southwest of Palmar Norte . This town serves as a gateway to the largest mangrove reserve in Latin America: "The National Térraba-Sierpe."
At approximately 9:00 am we left the Caño Island Biological Reserve. In addition to its biological importance, this island has a great archaeological significance as it was used as pre-Columbian cemetery.
Wetland follow the path down to the river mouth, where we are now heading for the open sea to the island in search of marine mammals. During the trip to the island many dolphins were spotted, which accompanied the boat for part of the journey.
And near the island snorkeling activity took place in the area of coral reefs. Participants were able to see many schools of fish of different species. Some also enjoyed the beach, waves and others hike the trails of the island.
We got back to Sierpe around 4:00 pm for the journey back to San Jose. We arrived in the capital at around 10:00 pm with the satisfaction of having shared with students and teachers from schools in other countries SEK, the natural beauty of Costa Rica in addition to our idiosyncrasy.
PURA VIDA all, the soon in our country.
Author: Prof. Geovanny Cordero (Coordinator Green Week)
Our third day in Green Week- Costa Rica, was very interesting and fun as the previous two. In the afternoon we visit the Hanging Bridges near Arenal Volcano National Park. In this place we could find 12 suspension bridges in different heights and lengths and drove a path through a forest where we saw a great diversity of flora and fauna. We learned that the forest is divided into three parts: canopy, understory and understory and we could see it from these three levels. The highest bridge is about 45 meters high, which allowed us to watch the treetops, as you probably do birds!
It was a fun experience. To cross the bridges we had to walk down the middle, trying to be not much moved, putting one foot before the other to maintain balance and avoid bumping the side netting because they walk many insects, such as bullet ant, for example. It was not very easy, very moved and it was inevitable occasionally get close to the net. The floor allowed us to see what was underneath because it is a kind of mesh. What vertigo, but how cute!
Authors: students Estefanía Proaño, Camila Ullauri, Sharon Van Mourik, María José Vallejo (SEK Los Valles - Quito)
We sailed about an hour and a half by the Rio Grande de Tarcoles. This river despite its pollution, home to significant biodiversity. We were able to see lots of birds, reptiles and even a troop of monkeys.
After a while, we find the long-awaited crocodiles. As a strategy to attract the guides hit the river water with leftover chicken. Before this offering guides, crocodiles stealthily approached and so had the opportunity to see how beautiful are these ancient animals.
Authors: Ilva Salazar, Ma. Elisa Navarro y Geovanny Cordero (Profesores Colegios SEK)
Manuel Antonio National Park. Green Week SEK-CR
Isla Verde between seas of concrete.
Just we start walking through the park when we saw white-tailed deer (Odocoiles virginianus) which is our national mammal. By continuing forward also we had the opportunity to watch a sloth with her baby, and a troop of monkeys, a group of raccoons and several agoutis.
The warm waters of the Pacific coast relaxed our students the hard grind of activities. They enjoyed and shared for nearly two hours on the white sands of Manuel Antonio.
This experience reminds us of the importance to continue safeguarding our conservation areas and thus maintain a focus on sustainable development Country that can display all our natural beauty for future generations of this great family SEK.
Authors: Ilva Salazar y Geovanny Cordero (Profesores Colegio SEK Costa Rica)