National Aquarium’s Education Department has announced a new workshop adventure, Costa Rica: Showcase of Conservation!
Join our Director of Education at the National Aquarium in Washington, DC, Bill Simpkins, for a 9-day excursion (July 9-18, 2013) as he transforms the vibrant and diverse ecosystems of this Central American treasure into a classroom.
Each educator on the tour will receive a certificate of completion for the hours spent in “classroom” activities for verification and credit, if accepted by their school. Non-educators interested in joining the group are also welcome!
Workshop highlights include:
- A visit to Tortuguero National Park
- 3 nights of participating in the Sea Turtle Conservancy’s Turtle Tagging Program
- Exploring the rain forest in Braulio Carrillo National Park
- Exploring the Monteverde Cloud Forest
- A visit to the Arenal Volcano
- A visit to the Tabacon Hot Springs
- Wildlife/plant identifications
- Learning about the National Aquarium’s conservation initiatives in Costa Rica
- Discussions on the ecosystems visited and how to incorporate them into curriculum
- Lesson plans and activities on sea turtles, rain forests, cloud forests, volcanoes and hot springs
To learn more about this workshop and how to reserve your spot, click here. Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.