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A Unique Educator Retreat in the Rainforests of Costa Rica

(July 22-28, 2024)


From the steep decline of the world’s animal and insect populations to the melting of glaciers in the Arctic to the increase in unstable weather patterns on every continent, the global environmental crisis is a constant and increasing threat, not only to our students’ future, but also to their mental health and well-being. Therefore, it is essential for educators to think about how we might help young people navigate these dangerous times.


Matthew Cook, M.A., a development economist and owner of Latin American Service Expeditions, and Bernarda Morales, Indigenous elder of the Bribri community of Yorkin and founder of the Bribri ecotourism association, STIBRAWPA, will lead participants on a unique journey deep into the heart of the Costa Rican rainforest.  On this trip we will explore the problems posed by global climate change and how we can help our students develop the cognitive and emotional tools necessary to face our new climate reality with resilience, courage, and hope.

Our next retreat is July 22-28, 2024. And the fee for the 7 day retreat is reasonably priced at USD$1250, not including airfare. For any group of at least 5 people we can generally customize a trip to run for the dates that are most convenient for you. We understand how essential and urgent this topic is for educators, so we strive to keep the fee down and our dates flexible.

Please contact us for a sample itinerary.

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