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 .
Oban High and Dunoon Grammar School
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Building a bridge!