Saturday, March 15, 2008


Every other year HHS students travel to Costa Rica to learn about its natural history, its indigenous culture, and the environmental issues affecting its ecology. This year is the eighth time HHS science teacher Jeannie Kornfeld has traveled with students from her class and from the environmental science club. On boat rides they have seen the many blue plastic bags that the plantations leave floating in the river after they are used to cover growing bananas. Students also learn about the plantations' pesticide use. The trip furthers the students' understanding of environmental issues and a culture unlike their own. This year the trip is part of HHS's March Intensive.

The photo shows a baby silky anteater students saw on a trail in a forest in the spring of 2006.