Planting Hydrangeas and Lantanas

Global Volunteers at Santa Elena Cloud Forest Preserve in Costa Rica

Team Journal Entry for Friday, March 11 

On Friday morning we all went off to work at the school, but two of our team left after lunch to return home to Connecticut and Seattle. We will miss them as they were good team members.

In the early morning work with Jorge’s class we painted buckets and inverted old tires into flower planters. It was hard work with the tires but the strong boys and men enjoyed it. Jorge and I planted a hydrangea (hortencia in Spanish) and a lantana in the tires that they bought as examples.

Global Volunteers working at high school in Costa Rica

Bill and Robert with a tire they turned

After morning break we took a walk with Jorge’s class in the woods they have at the top of their campus. We gathered around a very tall ficus that was quite old. On the trail we saw many of the vines, trees, and shrubs we had seen in the cloud forest preserve. It is a good training spot for budding guides. We ate lunch at Tico y Rico. Roberto and I both had ceviche and it was good. At noon I went back to our hotel to change rooms as Vicki and I had a double room and they wanted me to change to a single room.

When I returned to Colegio, I painted buckets for a while and then went to Sergio’s class to teach. We had a good time with various question times and games, including classroom Bingo. We were playing Hot Potato with music on and off. We walked home tired after a good week! After eating pizza for dinner, we fell happily asleep at 8:30 p.m.

 Entry submitted: Sharon

 Message of the Day – Barb: If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” – E.B. White

Global Volunteers with students in Costa Rica

Robert and Vicki with their certificates given to them by students

Global Volunteers planting with teachers in Costa Rica

Teacher Jorge and Sharon planting

 

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