My name is Josh and I am a student at the Robert J. Lister Academy. My mission in this class is to go to Monteverde, Costa Rica to study the native plant and wildlife. The reason I want to study those subjects is because I have always been interested in foreign countries and nature. I also want to study the geographical terrain for my future plans of joining the military when I am of age. We need to raise about $1,800 per person to be able to go. We have done alot of hard work already. This is not a vacation - this is a learning opportunity of a lifetime. We have a class we are taking and we will be studying topics like the economy, ecology, world affairs, etc. Another reason I want to go is because I have never left the country. This will change my life to be exposed to a new culture besides here in America. The reason it will be a life changing experience is because most people do not get the chance to leave the country, and I could be one of them. I also want to see what it is like in a country without a military, unlike America. In a place like America, everywhere you look there is some type of military image. I want to see how the people of Costa Rica live without a military. In Costa Rica, I will study hard, and make the best of the time spent there.

Monday, March 7, 2011

My Research Project

The topic I have chosen for my research project is comparing different animal species that we have here in America, and down in Costa Rica that are the same. The four species of animals will be porcupines, white tailed deer, raccoons, and bats. The reason that I have chosen this topic is because I want to know how the same species of mammals interact and survive in a different environment. The things that I will study is how they search for food throughout the year. The reason that I chose this is because here in New Hampshire, animals who are active year round, have to search and dig for food when there is snow. In Costa Rica the animals deal with nice weather with rain each day and do not have to search much for food. I also want to know the life expectancy of the mammals there compared to mammals here.