Day 9: Vamos a la playa: El ultimo dia
Hello from all nine of us from our current stay at Horizontes!
Today began with breakfast at the “comedor”, the dining area at the research center. Bella would like to note that it was “more rice”. Erin would also like to add, “it was rice rice baby”. After, we had another few hours of science. First we visited some trees to discover some symbiotic relationships with ants… again. Following this, we helped Michael, the resident arborist, to plant some Guanacaste trees. We also learned about the importance of these trees to the native cultures of the Guanacaste province. All of this was followed by lunch. Erin and Bella say it was “rice”. Then, at last, we got to go to the beach. Andreea notes that there were “lots of fun waves”. There were still many cool organisms to look at: hermit crabs, small mussels, and herons… oh my! We were warned that we may see an American Crocodile. Erin thought she saw a croc but it turns out it was just her shoe. Shortly after swimming and snacks, we were kicked out by some nasty lightning and rain. While hustling to the van, we noticed a fire smell coming from the woods behind the parking spot. As it turns out, lighting had hit the tree! Then came our last dinner in Costa Rica. Erin and Bella say “it was good, there was less rice”. It’s amazing of how close all of us have become, and how much we have learned in such a short period of time. We also had the chance to talk about a second year trip dealing with bioinformatics through Seeds for Change, which is another amazing opportunity some of us may see in our futures. We would all like to thank our parents and other family supporting us during this time. This program would not be possible without all of our teachers, and we would not be able to do any of the amazing activities we did without our amazing drivers. See all of you very soon!
Alexis, Allie, Andreea, Bella, Benny, Erin, Grace, Kinga, & Logan