Safe Educational Trails for Kids and Teachers

by Fundacion Universidad de Golfito
Safe Educational Trails for Kids and Teachers
Safe Educational Trails for Kids and Teachers
Safe Educational Trails for Kids and Teachers
Safe Educational Trails for Kids and Teachers
Safe Educational Trails for Kids and Teachers
Safe Educational Trails for Kids and Teachers

Project Report | Feb 15, 2019
First kilometre ready

By Oscar E. Quiros | Project leader

Starting to clear a path
Starting to clear a path

Dear friends:

I want to thank you for supporting the construction of trails within the Golfito Field Station. Thanks to your help and that of 8 volunteers from the University of Costa Rica who came for several days with picks and showels in their hands. We worked in two trails that cover all different types of environments from recovering pasture, to secondary forest to primary (virgin) forest. We also had the assistance of two paid workers who were there for the entire week. In five days we were able to set up a little over a kilometre of trails.

These trails are soo easy to walk on that we believe both kids, teachers and researchers will be able to safely acces different sectors of the field station. We still have to build a few bridges just because the cross deep crevices or swampy sections. We also purchased 12 cubic metres of gravel to pour on the trails, but we have to wait for the rainy season so that we can see where it is actually need it. We also hope to make secondary trails from these first trails, in the future. The new trails will move onto the hilly sections of the forest.

In the mean time, please check the pictures we are attaching for you to see some of the work and progress we made the week of the 2st through the 25th of january.

 

Thanks for your support,

Leveling the terrain
Leveling the terrain
Leveling the terrain
Leveling the terrain
Breaking to soil to level it.
Breaking to soil to level it.
A section finished (without gravel).
A section finished (without gravel).
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Nov 15, 2018
Trail Construction Event

By Oscar | Project leader

Aug 7, 2018
Planning work for the dry season

By Oscar | Project leader

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Fundacion Universidad de Golfito

Location: Golfito - Costa Rica
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Fundacion Universidad de Golfito
Oscar Quiros
Project Leader:
Oscar Quiros
Golfito , Costa Rica

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