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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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

☮ ♥ =) ..Peace Not War.. (= ♥ ☮

While reading Walking With Wolf this week i got very interested in why and how Costa Rica was founded. In 1949 4 Alabama Quakers got arrested for refusing the Korean war draft. One of the men was Wolf Guidon. The reasoning to refuse the draft was because their religion beliefs are peace not war,no killing, no fighting. Peace and love not war.
After getting out of jail their family wanted to go to a country free of army. So when Wolf's mother got sick they left her back home while they all went to Costa Rica, undeveloped, quiet, and far away. Costa Rica is war free, peaceful, undeveloped, and the colder climate was good for his fathers dairy farming.The Quakers farmed a large amount of land, which they eventually set aside for conservation.This land was eventually a safe reserve, which was named the Reserva Biológica Bosque Nuboso Monteverde (Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve), has become a major tourist attraction.

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