With our student travel programs or even a family vacation it is not about coming down and planting 50,000 trees and instantly feeling more oxygen in the air. What we try to do is educate our guest on the importance of being involved in eco-projects. One project that we do is take our groups to a reserve that 11 years ago was cow pasture. This reserve is called Ecocentro Danaus which is located near the Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica. Over the past 11 years the area has grown to be beautiful jungle being a passage many different animials species.
The project starts by most importantly educating the kids in the importance of saving trees. We give the kids different statistics on different areas that they can relate to in their everyday lives. We let them know things they can do on a daily basis that can make a big difference. We also emphasize that very small things can make the big difference. We then allow everyone to get their hands dirty as we plant some trees and make it more of a symbolic moment of doing small things.