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  1. Come Discover Classroom Earth!

  2. Sun Prairie Expeditions 2011 www.GlobalExplorers.org

  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

  4. Why International Travel? • Reflect – put things in perspective www.GlobalExplorers.org

  5. Why International Travel? • Discover new cultures www.GlobalExplorers.org

  6. Why International Travel? • Explore new ecosystems www.GlobalExplorers.org

  7. Why International Travel? • Be inspired to make a difference www.GlobalExplorers.org

  8. Why International Travel? • Conquer new challenges and overcome adversity www.GlobalExplorers.org

  9. Why International Travel? • Make new friends www.GlobalExplorers.org

  10. Why International Travel? • Learn a new language! www.GlobalExplorers.org

  11. Why International Travel? • Have FUN!!! www.GlobalExplorers.org

  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

  13. Global Explorers Programs www.GlobalExplorers.org

  14. Preparatory Curriculum Global Explorers 3-Phase Program International Field Workshop Follow-Up Service www.GlobalExplorers.org

  15. A Typical Travel Day • 6:00 –7:30amSunrise forest hike • 7:30 – 9:00amBreakfast – fresh fruit and local fare! • 9:00 – 12:00pmMorning Workshop Session – local school visit • 12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch – freshly caught fish, rice and plantains • 1:00 – 2:30pmJournaling, Reflection and Free Time • 2:30 – 5:30pmAfternoon Workshop Session – zip lines! • 5:30 – 6:30pmJournaling, Reflection and Roundtables • 6:30 – 7:30pmDinner – something local and delicious! • 7:30 – 9:30pmEvening Program – Cloud Forest night hike • 9:30 – 10:00pmWind down and free time • 10:00 – 6:00amSLEEP! www.GlobalExplorers.org

  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

  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! www.GlobalExplorers.org

  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

  19. International Field Workshop 7 days in Galapagos!!! www.GlobalExplorers.org

  20. Ecuador Map www.GlobalExplorers.org

  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

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

  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

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

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

  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

  28. Galapagos Itinerary: Day 7 • Breakfast in the islands • Return home www.GlobalExplorers.org

  29. International Field Workshop 10 days in Costa Rica!!! www.GlobalExplorers.org

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

  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

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  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

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  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

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  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

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  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 www.GlobalExplorers.org

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