Theme: Education is Transcendent
Description: Students from the Burke traveled to Ecuador for a week in the Amazon River Basin. In this vastly different environment, students and teachers were pushed beyond their comfort zone… and they thrived! Their projects included harvesting coffee beans with local farmers and their families. The team also experienced the true meaning of Minga, or community, as they worked hard together, carrying huge boulders across the river and shoveling dirt to make a cement path for a local community center.