PtC Global Trek
Costa Rica

Itinerary: Costa Rica STEM + Arts

Each day starts with Survival Spanish and Prep for STEM & Arts field work.

Day 1: Arrive in Costa Rica

Our day starts with travel and prep for our Costa Rica program.

- breakfast and travel to Costa Rica

- lunch at a local eatery and Spanish 101

- orientation and safety briefing

- cultural introduction and youth exchange

- follow the beat local dance & music

- wrap up day & lights out

Day 2: Native Culture & Turtle Conservation

Culture and science blended to provide amazing adventures.

breakfast  and prep for the day

- Guatil Pottery town and cultural center

- the town of Santa Cruz & Lunch

- turtle nesting and protection

- math measures  - cooking class

- wrap up day, vlog/blog & lights out

Day 3: STEM Field Work - Genetics & Farming

Our hands on curriculum brings STEM to life and learning fun.

- breakfast and prep for the day

- genetics and engineering with Earth U.

- engineering methods with Ad Astra

- lunch with a historian from Liberia

- cultural exploration in the town of Liberia

- waterfalls and community sustainability

- wrap up day, movie night & lights out

Day 4: STEM Field Work - Renewable Energy

Costa Rica runs on 100% renewable energy and we investigate how!

- breakfast and prep for the day

- natures best energy through engineering 

- typical lunch

- volcano crater hike, natural spa with mud 

- meet-up and beach bonfire with youth 

- wrap up day, vlog/blog & lights out

Day 5: STEM Field Work - Rain Forest Flora    & Fauna 

Making a difference can mean a world of opportunities.  

- breakfast and prep for the day

- rainforest hike and discovery

- farm to table lunch and learn

- coco farms and the science of chocolate

- blog/vlog, journal and STEM findings report

- wrap up day & lights out

Day 6:  Oceans Alive and Youth-to-Youth Community Engagement

Spend the day exploring the Pacific Ocean, and ways to protect our waterways.

- breakfast and prep for the day

- offshore excursion with marine biologist

- culture and conservation talks with local school or community center activity

- final presentation prep

- wrap up day & lights out

Day 7:  Youth to Youth Exchange & Adventures

Youth to Youth exchange continues with a final day with new family and friends.

-breakfast and prep for the day

- zip lining at the Congo Trail

- lunch in Playas del Coco 

- dinner with a host family in the Barrio (neighborhood) of San Martin.

- wrap up day, pack and organize & lights out

 

Day 8:

Final day in Costa Rica, US bound.

- farewell breakfast and prep for departure

- awards ceremony

- depart for the airport 

- lunch & dinner at the airport

- home safe

Your all inclusive experience includes:

Regional-style Meals and Healthy Snacks

Eye Opening Lessons & Adventures

Airfare & Ground Transportation

Lodging

Sustainable Travel