Pura Vida from Costa Rica!

Print Greetings from Costa Rica!

We all made it here safe and sound with all of our luggage (after a couple celebrity sightings at LAX), and we had a busy day here in San Jose. We visited INBioparque, where we learned about the biodiversity of Costa Rica, then toured Cafe Britt and learned about how coffee in produced. In the evening we had mass at a cathedral downtown, and ate dinner at the hotel afterwards. There are many pictures to come! Today we leave for Arenal, with a stop at a volcano along the way 😀 Adios for now!

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Science trip to Costa Rica – Round 2!!

Print                                        ~ PURA VIDA ~

                    Costa Rica Here We Come – AGAIN!!!

We depart today on another amazing adventure!!!

What: Science department trip to Costa Rica.

When: We depart on Friday, July 25th and return on Sunday, August 3rd.

Why: To participate in an engaging, hands-on experience with a focus on science, inquiry and adventure.

Who: 30 Mater Dei students (2014-2015: sophomores, juniors and seniors) and 5 excited chaperones.

Throughout our trip we will be posting to Mane Message with exciting updates and pictures. You can already see some highlights from the first group’s trip here from July 11th to July 20th. We would love to have you follow along with us as we, too, get to explore everything this beautiful country has to offer.

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Costa Rica Memories

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These are some of the pictures taken throughout the trip. So many amazing experiences and memories created.

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Costa Rica Memories

This slideshow is when our students got to plant trees in the middle of the rainforest. The reforestation project is to create a corridor (highway of trees for the animals) that houses over 5 million trees. Even though we just planted seven trees, we were making a difference and working towards the goal, one tree at a time.

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Costa Rica Memories

Here are some pictures from our Costa Rica trip. This slide show is from our visit to the elementary school- AguaAzul. It was an amazing experience for both their students and ours. We learned some cultural dances, showed the kids our Mater Dei Alma Mater, got a tour of their two-room school, had a snack (watermelon), took lots of pictures together and of course played outside (soccer and tag). I know it was an enlightening day that our students will never forget.

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Enjoy.

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Pura Vida from Costa Rica

imageActually from LA… We have landed safe and sound at LAX! Now to go through customs with our group of 36. The students are looking forward to seeing their families and having a nice double double from In-And-Out :) such an incredible trip… This final group picture was taken at the cultural dinner overlooking the beautiful city lights of San Jose. More pics to come soon. Pura Vida.

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imageimageLoving the waterfall and the beautiful beach.

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