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Theme: Becoming Global Citizens in a Local Community: Changing Lives, Protecting the Environment.

Partner Organization: Mundo Hispano S. A.

Team Costa Rica had an amazing time working in the community of San Miguel in the Sarapiqui region of Costa Rica. They had the opportunity to live with community members for ten days and really got involved in the community. They worked at the local elementary school teaching English to first graders and helping students make recycled paper. They also painted a bus stop and the outside of the local soap factory. They helped a local farmer clear his land for pasture use and helped to care for the red and endangered green macaws that nest on his property. Unfortunately during their time at Tortuguero National Park no sea turtles came up to nest, but they were able to learn about the work the conservatory is doing and how it impacts the local community.