Hi--I am a mother of two young daughters, an Environmental Education researcher and curriculum designer and huge supporter of the Children & Nature Movement.  My contribution is to share the passion I feel toward nature and the outdoors and inspire others to feel the same.  I provide opportunities for people to have direct, immersive experiences in nature.  I especially like impacting teachers of young children who can bring their amazing experiences back into their classrooms to inspire their young students.  There is nothing like the impact of a passionate teacher. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have the magical experience of being in the presence of a sea turtle when she lays her eggs.  We can only bring a small group because of the sea turtle interaction part, which is a real privilege and a once-in-a-lifetime experience.    My contact information is provided on the registration homepage.  http://discoveryexpeditions.org/index.php/upcomin/preco

All the best,

Kim

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Registration is Now Open!  For Puerto Rico: Sea Turtle Nesting and Immersive Ecology and History Trip (and optional Graduate Course Credit)

http://discoveryexpeditions.org/index.php/upcomin/preco

The trip is an immersive field educational experience in a Spanish speaking country within the United States Common Wealth of Puerto Rico (adults only due to very late night for patrols and strong physical endurance that is required for excursions). We will be helping with leatherback sea turtle nesting patrols (the largest and most ancient of all sea turtles), as well as other immersive learning opportunities, such as kayaking on a bioluminescent bay, hiking in the rainforest, touring some caves and a coastal nature reserve, and historical tours in Old San Juan over Memorial Day Weekend.  The trip is an accredited course through Dominican University and 2-3 graduate credits are available.  The trip is also available as a trip on its own, without credit.  http://discoveryexpeditions.org/index.php/upcomin/preco

Click here for Trip information and registration:  http://discoveryexpeditions.org/index.php/upcomin/preco

Dates: May 20-25 (6 days over Memorial Day Weekend)

Location: based in San Juan (This is a domestic trip, no passport needed for Puerto Rico)

Graduate Accreditation: 
The trip is offered as an accredited course through Dominican University (Accreditation is optional, you can also take the trip without credit and have the option to decide after the trip whether to request credit if you so choose).

Flight and accommodation included!
Sign up soon -- this trip is for a very limited number of people since we can only have a few at a time in the presence of turtles.  It is a very rare opportunity and a privilege very few people experience, so sign up soon if you are interested.

Dates: Wednesday, May 20-Monday, May 25, 2015 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Total Trip Price: $1895 all inclusive (Double Occupancy. For Single, add $350.)
(Includes: flights, ground transportation, majority of meals (except when group is dispersed to explore on your own), guides, and gratuities.)
Logistics are coordinated through Academic Expeditions as one of their Discovery Expedition Tours (read "About Us" on the webpage)
http://discoveryexpeditions.org/index.php/upcomin/preco

Destinations/Highlights:
*  Leatherback sea turtle nesting patrols on Dorado Beach in northern PR (one night)
*  Meet the Sierra Club and hear their story of sea turtle and habitat conservation in Puerto Rico at our Welcome Dinner on the first night
*  El Yunque Rainforest and sample the amazing diversity of food at the Luquillo food kiosks on Luquillo Beach
*  Las Cabezas de San Juan Natural Reserve and Historic Lighthouse
*  Kayaking tour on Bioluminscent Bay/Laguna Grande
*  Rio Camuy Caves Park and Arecibo Obervatory (the largest single-dish radiotelescope in the world)
*  Old San Juan historical sites


Please pass on to friends!

Hope to have you on our journey!

Kim  contact me here: http://discoveryexpeditions.org/index.php/upcomin/preco

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