educational travel (4)

Kayaking on lagoon at Lirio Lodge Costa Rica

The incredibly biodiverse area of Tortuguero should definitely be on your “bucket list” of places to see in Costa Rica.

Tortuguero canal by Lirio LodgeCalled the “Little Amazon” of Costa Rica, Tortuguero on the northern Caribbean Coast is an untamed stretch of wild jungle and desolate beaches. You have swamp, lagoons, canals, marshy islands, dense rainforest, black sand beaches, and an amazing abundance of animal and plant life. This is the Western Hemisphere’s most important nesting site for the endangered Green sea turtle,

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Organizing a School Trip for Children



If you are a teacher or parent chaperone involved in taking children on field trips of any sort, then this article might be an interesting and helpful one for you to read. If you have been entrusted with the task of taking children on educational trips and making them fun for them at the same time, then you have been bestowed with a rather tedious task. Organizing an educational trip that will be

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Tramping around a damp rainforest in the dark with big rubber boots and headlamps is not the usual picture of a university spring break vacation. But for a group of first year Ph.D. students studying herpetology at Harvard University, it was perfect.

In April 2016, on the students’ spring break, they visited Costa Rica with Harvard University professor Jonathan Losos – Professor of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, and the Curator in Herpetology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology – who has l

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Teacher-Student Travel Tips

9008617288?profile=originalAfter sleeping under the stars with snoring teens in tents all around me, I have discovered students can be a different breed of traveler than adults.  For instance, they can be picky (perhaps suspicious is a better word!) eaters, but I haven't met one yet that I couldn't get to at least try the local locro or quinoa soup.

Away from their parents, teens can be coaxed into a state of open-mindedness that doesn't always exist when Mom or Dad are hovering.  (we encourage family travel, but just want

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