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Costa Rica Expedition!. Oban High and Dunoon Grammar School 2011. Purpose? . Where is Costa Rica?. Turtle Conservation Project BriBri Tribe Trek through the jungle. What are we doing?. BriBri Project .

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Costa Rica Expedition!

Oban High and Dunoon Grammar School

2011


Purpose? 


Where is Costa Rica?


Turtle Conservation Project

BriBri Tribe

Trek through the jungle

What are we doing?


BriBri Project 

We will be doing building projects to help the village grow and develop. We will be;

Making a difference

Improving Basic living conditions

Make an achievement

Form a close bond with the tribe

Have an Impact

And make memories!


Crossing the river to get to the tribe 


BriBri village at night


The village children and their school


Sleeping Accommodation


Toilets


Previous Projects… 

They have done a variety of building projects in the past including;

Install a fresh water supply

Constructing the first ever flushing toilet

Constructing a clinic


Installing the water systemWater Source


Diggin the trench


Laying the pipe


Taking a break 


Header tank installed


The first sink with running water!


Building the Toilet!

This required students to dig a substantial pit and a long, deep trench in very harsh conditions. The trench and base of the pit were then filled with masses of stones collected from a nearby riverbed. A toilet block and shower was then built above the pit. This has help improve the sanitary conditions in the communal area.


Getting Started! 


Digging the pit


Cooling off in the trench


Collecting stones for drainage


Toilet block foundations


Completed toilet and shower block!


Constructing a Clinic 

Students built a clinic in the communal area of Namu Wökir. Once the clinic was built the government agreed to provide a nurse and visits from a doctor. Not only did this improve the health care for the community our students learnt many new building skills.


Clinic being built


Draining the site


Digging foundations


Construction Team


A happy worker 


A well deserved rest!


The Trek 

The trek is through the jungle of the Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula in south-west Costa Rica, and we trek for 3 days


Trucks depart


Time to start walking!


A river crossing


Another crossing


Los Patos ranger station


The camp


Leaving Los Patos


Through the jungle


Spider monkey


Toucan


Arriving at Sirena


Everyone made it! 


Pitching tents on the field…


Or on the platform


The kitchen block


Trek oaround Sirena


Shark spotting


Fishing lesson


Gone fishing…


What a catch! (Red snapper)


Leaving Sirena


Crossing Rio Claro


A few obstacles


More rivers


Keeping in the shade


Carate, at last!


Turtle Conservation project!

Whilst at the project you may help the biologists in the hatchery to clear out old nests and record the number and state of unhatched eggs. You will also be able to go on night petrols to look for turtles as they lay their eggs and during the day you will be able to release the hatchlings.


Boat ride to the research station


You’ve arrived!


The Cabinas 


Rice and beans


Washing up


The beach 


The hatchery


Eggs


Excavating a nest


Collecting the eggs


Some don’t survive 


But many do! 


Construction Projects

Building a bridge!


It starts here..


A bridge support


Making the platform


Almost done


It’s finished!


Built by friends – Pura Vida!


Constructing a Cabina


Working on the foundations


Putting down the floor


First wall frame in place


The frame completed


Some interior design


And it’s finished! 


For listening to our presentation!


ByPoppy HoneymanJamie Chapman Callum MacAulayJD Cameron and Emma Gillespie


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