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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It is hard to believe it has been just over 2 months since we got back from Costa Rica when it feels like we left 2 days ago. Looking back at all the new experiences and friendships that I encountered while there. As most of you already know, we had to choose a independant research project. I did mine on 3 different mammals found here in NH and down in Costa Rica, my goal was to compare them to each other to see how they interacted with their enviroment and how those interactions effected their enviroment. I would like to say thank you to all the people out there who supported us.