Costa Rica Eco Study Tour

Cherokee youth have the opportunity to travel to Costa Rica each year
for international experiences in cultural exchange and learning about
the environment and sustainable practices. Cherokee Extension prepare
the youth for travel through an extensive educational series monthly
classed from January to June. Thi stravel experience has allowed
Cherokee youth to grow in their understanding of environmental issues
and cultural appreciation. 2006 youth participants initiated a
community recycling project, inspired by their experiences in Costa
Rica. The youth-led community service recycling project is now
established in four high highschools in Western North Carolina.

Contact Information

Sarah McClellan

Project Director and Extension Educator
(828) 554-6935
(828) 497-6811

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Cooperative Extension,
876 Acquoni Road,
P.O. Box 456,
, NC 28719


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Cherokee Youth in Costa Rica