Post: Rainforest Camp/Teachers' Professional Development
Posted by Nancy Aitken on 3/17/05
Environmental Education at Campanario Eco Lodge and
Environmental education for students of all ages !! !!
Proyecto Campanario's second mission is to promote
environmental education to all who spend time at
Campanario, both local and international visitors.
Campanario offers 4 basic programs to accommodate different
age levels, interests, and different lengths of stay.
Please select the program best suited for you:
Ecological Tourism Expeditions for the adult or family
group. Rainforest Conservation Camps for families and/or
middle and high school students. Tropical Ecology Student
Courses for university, high school, and middle school
students. Tropical Ecology Teachers' Programs.
"Give the gift of a nature trek to your family." Ecological
Tourism Expeditions for the adult or family group.
Rainforest Conservation Camps for families and/or middle
and high school students. Tropical Ecology Student Courses
for university, high school, and middle school students.
Tropical Ecology Teachers? Programs.
"Get away for retreats and your own personal adventure."
Enviromentally minded individuals, families, groups of
friends, and corporate executives who want to plan their
vacations, annual get-togethers and retreats are welcome at
Campanario. You can spend your days hiking with our
naturalists, or you might also choose to go fishing,
kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling. Be sure to plan time
for just relaxing on the beach or in a hammock. Our goal is
to have you absorb as many of the sights, sounds, and
smells of the rainforest as possible. A minimum of a 4-day,
3-night trip is necessary, but a 6-day, 5-night trip is
recommended to more fully absorb the wonders of the area.
"Become involved in environmental education." Conservation
Camps are special programs we've designed for families and
middle and high school students. The camps are usually
scheduled during school vacations and last 6 days and 5
nights. They are limited in size to ensure adequate
instruction and supervision. Students of all ages
participate in extensive hikes and workshops in the
rainforest to appreciate all its wealth. Evening sessions
look into the history of the area and discuss deforestation
and other social pressures affecting the tropics.
Tropical Ecology Teachers' Programs are designed to give
hands-on experience to the active instructor who wants
personal knowledge of the tropics to complement the area
which he or she teaches. This rigorous program, which runs
two weeks, includes most course materials, requires a small
amount of pre-program reading, and assumes a basic
understanding of biology on the part of the participant.
The program spends one week on site at the Proyecto
Campanario facilities in the rainforest and another week
traveling to different areas of Costa Rica for experience
in other life zones. It is hoped that you, as a teacher,
will take back to your students the understanding of the
urgency to work together to conserve what is left of the
Two course formats are offered: a two week course and a 3
week course. Credit is offered at two levels (see below):
(1) Professional Development and (2) Degree Applicable.
Academic credit is given through Lewis and Clark College in
New Schedule 2005 offer in June, July and August, Programs
for Teachers Professional Development: Habitats and Culture
of Costa Rica and Rainforest Conservation Camp.
Contact directly at 506 258-5778
E-mail: Campanario@racsa.co.cr. http://www.campanario.org
Leslie Harley Marketing Campanario Staff
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