This blog is for a team of teachers to share their experiences as they prepare for and participate in an intensive field study program called ECO-Classroom at La Selva Biological Preserve in Costa Rica
Thursday, August 6, 2015
River Rafting Trip
Today was our rafting trip down the Rio Puerto Viejo. We took a school bus upstream to a sight to meet up with boats from the Green River Rafting company. Here is us all suited up and ready to go. It was sunny and dry.
We hopped in the boat, all ready to start paddling down the river.
The river was not exactly full of rapids. I asked what the rating was on the difficulty scale from 1 to 6 and our guide said it was -1.
Almost as soon as we pushed of it started to rain. And rain. And rain. It seems to do that a lot this time of year. Still, we saw lots on our trip. Lots of Howler Monkeys, another Sloth, many many birds. We added 28 new birds to our list today between this trip and our early morning birding hike.
Near the end of the trip we stopped for a snack. Our guides took a boat and turned it over to make a table for our fruit. Look at how pretty it is! It tasted so good! The funniest part of the trip was when we finished the fruit and our guided started skipping watermelon rinds across the river. They must practice a lot because they were really good at it.
Check out the figurehead our guide made for us out of the top of a pineapple. We all kept calling it the hood ornament for the boat because nobody could remember what it was supposed to be called.