I go to school in Portsmouth, NH at The Robert J. Lister Academy, I have a mission to go to Costa Rica! The reason for this mission is first of all I decided to take a class all about Costa Rica and believe me it's no walk in the park on a sunny day. I have to fund raise $1800.00 for myself. I am currently studying tourism for when I get to Costa Rica. Everything about Costa Rica is so amazing to me, I love animals, nature, adventure, and the travel. For myself this trip is a once in a life time chance. The reason the trip is a once in a life time chance for me is because I don't come from a wealthy family at all so it really cuts what I get to do.

This trip could even be life changing to myself as well as others in my class. I have always loved the outdoors and animals so its amazing that I get to do something like this and pursue my dreams. Before this year i have always been a slacker in school, this year really changed me and my teachers really showed me to be mature and do what I want to do. I really want to have more knowledge on the Costa Rican culture, lifestyle, and just live the life of the Costa Rican for 10 days. As of right now we have already started to fund raise by having a car wash, gardening at our school, held a booth at the Stratham fair (and met Gov. John Lynch), we raffled a laptop. If you would like to donate to our class, or to myself please contact my email. mshattuck.student@gmail.com
or you can contact my teach Bryan Mascio at

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010


My name is Mariah. I currently attend school at Robert J. Lister Academy. I decided to sign up for a year long class that is studying Costa Rica! Our first assignment was to read a chapter and post a blog, so here it goes. In chapter one of Walking With Wolf it was interesting to know how many people Wolf has inspired. Wolf's real name is Wilford Francis Guindon.

As I read more and more I also found on page 2, that "Wolf and his wife Lucky had lived in Monteverde since arriving in 1951 as part of a small group of American Quakers."
Even though
I don't know this Wolf gentleman or ever met him for that note, this man is an older,gentle, big hearted and VERY dedicated man. On page 2 it states that Wolf and others have been cutting and maintaining the trails through the Penas Blancas valley that follows throughout the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

Wilford Francis Guindon literally amazes me. Ever since Wolf moved to Costa Rica the rain forest
has been his life. The fact that someone could commit their whole lives to a bunch of trees' and animals is absolutely incredible. I just wish when my class and I go to Costa Rica we get that chance to talk to Wolf about his stories and adventures first and.

More posts to come soon..

1 comment:

  1. This is a good first post. I think that our work is, in large part, going to be trying to blend the two ways that you write. The beginning of the post is all about the information, and then the last paragraph is your actual voice - we're going to talk about how to bring those together.