www.GlobalExplorers.org Sun Prairie Expeditions 2011
www.GlobalExplorers.org Come Discover Classroom Earth! Today’s Agenda Introductions Why Travel? Why Global Explorers? Costa Rica & Galapagos details / itinerary Costs and Fundraising Questions and answers
www.GlobalExplorers.org Why International Travel? Reflect – put things in perspective
www.GlobalExplorers.org Why International Travel? Discover new cultures
www.GlobalExplorers.org Why International Travel? Explore new ecosystems
www.GlobalExplorers.org Why International Travel? Be inspired to make a difference
www.GlobalExplorers.org Why International Travel? Conquer new challenges and overcome adversity
www.GlobalExplorers.org Why International Travel? Make new friends
www.GlobalExplorers.org Why International Travel? Learn a new language!
www.GlobalExplorers.org Why International Travel? Have FUN!!!
www.GlobalExplorers.org “What gives me the most hope for tomorrow, is the youth of today. Young people are inspired to care about the world around them thanks to the work of organizations like Global Explorers” - Dr. Jane Goodall
www.GlobalExplorers.org Global Explorers Programs
www.GlobalExplorers.org International Field Workshop Follow-Up Service Preparatory Curriculum Global Explorers 3-Phase Program
www.GlobalExplorers.org A Typical Travel Day 6:00 –7:30am Sunrise forest hike 7:30 – 9:00am Breakfast – fresh fruit and local fare! 9:00 – 12:00pm Morning Workshop Session – local school visit 12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch – freshly caught fish, rice and plantains 1:00 – 2:30pm Journaling, Reflection and Free Time 2:30 – 5:30pm Afternoon Workshop Session – zip lines! 5:30 – 6:30pm Journaling, Reflection and Roundtables 6:30 – 7:30pm Dinner – something local and delicious! 7:30 – 9:30pm Evening Program – Cloud Forest night hike 9:30 – 10:00pm Wind down and free time 10:00 – 6:00am SLEEP!
www.GlobalExplorers.org Who Travels With You? Ann and Geri Global Explorers Expedition Leader At least one local guide Various other scientists, guides and educators will join us
www.GlobalExplorers.org Galapagos/Costa Rica World Leaders in Conservation & Sustainable Development High Biodiversity: Species & Ecosystem Safe & Well-Traveled Science: conservation and sustainable development Culture: visit local communities, interact with local people Service: engage in service side- by-side with local community members Leadership: take some time to reflect in this stunning place!
www.GlobalExplorers.org Galapagos vs. Costa Rica Costa Rica -Closer to Sun Prairie -More affordable -Slightly less exotic -Includes full preparatory curriculum Galapagos -More exotic -Difficult to travel there without assistance -More expensive -Modified GEx Program without curriculum
www.GlobalExplorers.org International Field Workshop 7 days in Galapagos!!!
www.GlobalExplorers.org Galapagos Itinerary: Day 1 Arrive in Galapagos at Santa Cruz Island Explore Tortuga Bay Get geared up with snorkeling equipment Overview of Galapagos Islands Optional Group Evening Activity
www.GlobalExplorers.org Galapagos Itinerary: Day 2 Visit Charles Darwin Research Center Learn about tortoise conservation issues Shop for handicrafts in the town of Puerto Ayora
www.GlobalExplorers.org Galapagos Itinerary: Day 3 Boat to Seymour Island and Bachas Beach Possible Wildlife: magnificent frigate birds, blue footed boobies, land iguanas, sea turtles… Snorkeling pending conditions Optional Group Evening Activity
www.GlobalExplorers.org Galapagos Itinerary: Day 4 Boat to South Plaza Island and Punta Carrion Possible Wildlife: Sally lightfoot crabs, land iguanas, red-billed tropic birds, boobies, sea lions, cactus finches, Audubon’s shearwater bird, common noddies, white tip reef sharks, rays… Snorkeling pending conditions Overnight stay in highlands with chance to see wild tortoises
www.GlobalExplorers.org Galapagos Itinerary: Day 5 Visit local farm School visit Community service project such as a beach clean-up Group Evening Activity: Service Discussion
www.GlobalExplorers.org Service and Leadership “My favorite part was the service project!” Sara – 15 yrs old
www.GlobalExplorers.org Galapagos Itinerary: Day 6 Boat to Little Bartolomé Possible Wildlife: penguins, rays, sharks, fish, whales Most photographed view of the Galapagos Islands Snorkeling pending conditions
www.GlobalExplorers.org Galapagos Itinerary: Day 7 Breakfast in the islands Return home
www.GlobalExplorers.org International Field Workshop 10 days in Costa Rica!!!
www.GlobalExplorers.org 1.San Jose: Capital City 2. Tortuguero: Canals and Sea Turtles 3. Sarapiqui: Tropical Lowlands Rainforest 4. Monteverde: Cloud Forest Costa Rica
www.GlobalExplorers.org Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 1 Travel to San Jose from Fort Collins Visit InBioParque Settle in to the Buena Vista hotel Take in the stunning views, eat a delicious dinner Overnight in Alajuela
Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 2 Travel to Tortuguero Tortuguero community visit and Caribbean Conservation Center Settle into our beach-side lodge Search for nesting sea turtles! Overnight in Tortuguero
Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 4 Travel to Sarapiquí Visit a pineapple plantation – sample the freshest fruit on earth Lazy river boat tour to on the Sarapiquí River! Bat activity and overnight in Tirimbina
Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 5 Visit La Selva Biological Field Station Explore the lowland and montane tropical rainforest of Sarapiqui Understand connections between science, economics and culture Explore the rainforest with a night hike
Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 7 Travel to Monteverde – eat lunch on the way Arrive to UGA San Luis Research Station and tour our home for the next 3 nights Night hike through the cloud forest! Overnight at San Luis in Monteverde This is where you’ll sleep tonight!
Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 8 Canopy zip lines through the cloud forest! Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve Shopping at CASEM handicraft cooperative Tour the famous Monteverde cheese factory Overnight at San Luis in Monteverde
Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 9 Early morning bird hike Carbon offset program at San Luis – lessen our impact Visit Finca la Bella – a small sustainable farm Night hike through cloud forest Overnight at San Luis in Monteverde
www.GlobalExplorers.org Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 10 Travel Home - ¡Pura Vida!
www.GlobalExplorers.org Follow-Up Service Project “Going away from home makes home more important!”
www.GlobalExplorers.org Costs and Fundraising Costa Rica Program Cost =$1,995 ESTIMATED Flight= $700 Total Est. Cost =$2,695 Galapagos Islands Program Cost =$3,700 ESTIMATED Flight= $1,200 Total Est. Cost =$4,900
www.GlobalExplorers.org What does this include? All food, lodging and travel, except where noted All daily activities Guides, staff and tips Preparatory books and curriculum for C.R. T-shirts, journals and travel guides Staff support for logistics of preparing Basic travel insurance THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME!!!!!
www.GlobalExplorers.org What does this NOT include? Spending money for souvenirs Immunization costs Passport fees Personal travel items (e.g. clothes) National Park entry fees in Galapagos ($100) Ingala Transit Card in Ecuador ($10)
www.GlobalExplorers.org “It was the most wonderful, enlightening and meaningful thing I have ever been a part of… I felt this swelling inside, like my consciousness, my confidence, my inner self was literally just growing. I have never felt more comfortable with myself or any other group of people in my life.” - Jaclyn, Student Explorer
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