The internship I’m participating in this summer consists of twenty students who are all from various backgrounds. Many of us come from Native American tribes or from the Pacific Islands. Earlier this week, we visited a high school in the Ngobe village, one of the indigenous tribes of Costa Rica. We had the opportunity to […]Read more "Cultural Exchange with Ngobe High School Students"
We took a visit to a village of the Boruca Indigenous group of Costa Rica to observe their cultural traditions and unique craftsmanship. Much of their artistry revolves around their woodworking skills in which they carve masks that symbolize devil spirits. These deviled masks represent their ancestors who protected their villages from invaders. The Boruca […]Read more "Visit to the Boruca Indigenous Group of Costa Rica"
This secluded cabin at Las Alturas in Costa Rica served as our paradise for the weekend. We were all stoked to take a break from our research projects. There was nothing planned on our schedules except to relax and enjoy the tranquility. Together, we went on day hikes to the top of mountain ridges, played […]Read more "All Quiet Here"