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1 Come Discover Classroom Earth!

2 Sun Prairie Expeditions 2011

3 Come Discover Classroom Earth! Today’s Agenda Introductions Why Travel? Why Global Explorers? Costa Rica & Galapagos details / itinerary Costs and Fundraising Questions and answers

4 Why International Travel? Reflect – put things in perspective

5 Why International Travel? Discover new cultures

6 Why International Travel? Explore new ecosystems

7 Why International Travel? Be inspired to make a difference

8 Why International Travel? Conquer new challenges and overcome adversity

9 Why International Travel? Make new friends

10 Why International Travel? Learn a new language!

11 Why International Travel? Have FUN!!!

12 “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

13 Global Explorers Programs

14 International Field Workshop Follow-Up Service Preparatory Curriculum Global Explorers 3-Phase Program

15 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!

16 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

17 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!

18 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

19 International Field Workshop 7 days in Galapagos!!!

20 Ecuador Map

21 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

22 Galapagos Itinerary: Day 2 Visit Charles Darwin Research Center Learn about tortoise conservation issues Shop for handicrafts in the town of Puerto Ayora

23 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

24 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

25 Galapagos Itinerary: Day 5 Visit local farm School visit Community service project such as a beach clean-up Group Evening Activity: Service Discussion

26 Service and Leadership “My favorite part was the service project!” Sara – 15 yrs old

27 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

28 Galapagos Itinerary: Day 7 Breakfast in the islands Return home

29 International Field Workshop 10 days in Costa Rica!!!

30 1.San Jose: Capital City 2. Tortuguero: Canals and Sea Turtles 3. Sarapiqui: Tropical Lowlands Rainforest 4. Monteverde: Cloud Forest Costa Rica

31 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


33 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





38 Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 3 Early morning boat float Service project in Tortuguero Back the wild canals in search of wildlife Search for sea turtles once again! Overnight in Tortuguero






44 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





49 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



52 Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 6 All day service project with the Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center Overnight in Tirimbina





57 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!



60 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


62 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

63 Costa Rica Itinerary: Day 10 Travel Home - ¡Pura Vida!

64 Follow-Up Service Project “Going away from home makes home more important!”

65 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

66 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!!!!!

67 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)

68 “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

69 Come Discover Classroom Earth! The Experience of a Lifetime!

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