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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

Costa Rica Expedition!

Oban High and Dunoon Grammar School

2011


Purpose

Purpose? 


Where is costa rica

Where is Costa Rica?


What are we doing

Turtle Conservation Project

BriBri Tribe

Trek through the jungle

What are we doing?


Bribri project

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

Crossing the river to get to the tribe 


Bribri village at night

BriBri village at night


The village children and their school

The village children and their school


Sleeping accommodation

Sleeping Accommodation


Toilets

Toilets


Previous projects

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 system water source

Installing the water systemWater Source


Diggin the trench

Diggin the trench


Laying the pipe

Laying the pipe


Taking a break

Taking a break 


Header tank installed

Header tank installed


The first sink with running water

The first sink with running water!


Building the toilet

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

Getting Started! 


Digging the pit

Digging the pit


Cooling off in the trench

Cooling off in the trench


Collecting stones for drainage

Collecting stones for drainage


Toilet block foundations

Toilet block foundations


Completed toilet and shower block

Completed toilet and shower block!


Constructing a clinic

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

Clinic being built


Draining the site

Draining the site


Digging foundations

Digging foundations


Construction team

Construction Team


A happy worker

A happy worker 


A well deserved rest

A well deserved rest!


The trek

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

Trucks depart


Time to start walking

Time to start walking!


A river crossing

A river crossing


Another crossing

Another crossing


Los patos ranger station

Los Patos ranger station


The camp

The camp


Leaving los patos

Leaving Los Patos


Through the jungle

Through the jungle


Spider monkey

Spider monkey


Toucan

Toucan


Arriving at sirena

Arriving at Sirena


Everyone made it

Everyone made it! 


Pitching tents on the field

Pitching tents on the field…


Or on the platform

Or on the platform


The kitchen block

The kitchen block


Trek oaround sirena

Trek oaround Sirena


Shark spotting

Shark spotting


Fishing lesson

Fishing lesson


Gone fishing

Gone fishing…


What a catch red snapper

What a catch! (Red snapper)


Leaving sirena

Leaving Sirena


Crossing rio claro

Crossing Rio Claro


A few obstacles

A few obstacles


More rivers

More rivers


Keeping in the shade

Keeping in the shade


Carate at last

Carate, at last!


Turtle conservation project

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

Boat ride to the research station


You ve arrived

You’ve arrived!


The cabinas

The Cabinas 


Rice and beans

Rice and beans


Washing up

Washing up


The beach

The beach 


The hatchery

The hatchery


Costa rica expedition

Eggs


Excavating a nest

Excavating a nest


Collecting the eggs

Collecting the eggs


Some don t survive

Some don’t survive 


But many do

But many do! 


Construction projects

Construction Projects

Building a bridge!


It starts here

It starts here..


A bridge support

A bridge support


Making the platform

Making the platform


Almost done

Almost done


It s finished

It’s finished!


Built by friends pura vida

Built by friends – Pura Vida!


Constructing a cabina

Constructing a Cabina


Working on the foundations

Working on the foundations


Putting down the floor

Putting down the floor


First wall frame in place

First wall frame in place


The frame completed

The frame completed


Some interior design

Some interior design


And it s finished

And it’s finished! 


Costa rica expedition

For listening to our presentation!


By poppy honeyman jamie chapman callum macaulay jd cameron and emma gillespie

ByPoppy HoneymanJamie Chapman Callum MacAulayJD Cameron and Emma Gillespie


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