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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


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


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


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


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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