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EDventure Camp in Costa Rica building life skills
$10 raised
2% of $600 goal
1 contributor
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Ended Nov 24, 2013
Sometimes it is difficult to put into words, or capture a photographic image which fully and truly capture “being there” – you know, that moment in time or a shared experience which defies anything able to capture it, except vivid emotion and ...

Sometimes it is difficult to put into words, or capture a photographic image which fully and truly capture “being there” – you know, that moment in time or a shared experience which defies anything able to capture it, except vivid emotion and stirring of the inner spirit. We can never capture in a video or photograph the true sense of heat & cold, humidity or the smell of a place. You just had to be there to know it.

Costa Rica boasts a vast array of exotic species. Unfortunately because of hunting, illegal pet trade, loss of habitat, or accidents, many of these species need refuge. Some stay and live at the refuge, and others can be nursed back to health and released back into the wild. For endangered species, such as sea turtles or iguanas, wildlife shelters operate breeding programs to help sustain their numbers, and then release them into their natural habitats.

As a volunteer, I will receive guidance from the shelter trainers who will explain how to provide nutrition to the animals by chopping fruit to feed them, how to handle each animal properly with care, and any aspects of your volunteer experience that will help make it a positive and memorable one.

The wildlife centers are typically small, which means I will have lots of time to handle the animals, such as baby monkeys, reptiles and tropical birds. It will be noisy, and probably a little smelly, and I might get scratched accidently by a clingy sloth, but the contact I will have with these animals, and the opportunity to help them and learn about their environment is incredible.

Every day, in some way, I will get to protect part of the eco-system in Costa Rica by caring for these amazing animals. When was the last time you had a chance to do that?

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