Mrs. Holden travels to Costa Rica, brings back experiences of a lifetime
Fourth grade teacher Mrs. Holden recently returned from her trip to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal as part of her activities as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with the National Geographic Society, and is still buzzing with ideas and enthusiasm from her experience.
She was one of only three teachers in Texas and 45 throughout the United States selected for this award.
On this expedition, she was part of a group of 68 guests, and her activities included hiking on forest trails in Corcovado National Park, swimming in a cool waterfall deep in the Oso Peninsula, and snorkeling at coral reef off of Coiba Island.
One afternoon, she and her group visited Playa Blanca and witnessed firsthand the research methods of the biologists of Latin American Sea Turtles, and got to release a hawksbill sea turtle back to the sea.
Now she’s urging her fellow teachers to obtain National Geographic Educator Certification, to give them the intellectual tools to help equip the next generation of curious explorers, conservationists and those who are ready to make a difference in the world.