Dear Friends of the Forest!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2011 promises to be a fantastic year for the Children’s Eternal Rainforest – celebrating its 25th year! We’re joining the Monteverde Conservation League’s celebration by offering two trips to Costa Rica and this special forest! For the first time with MCLUS you can explore the Atlantic side of the Children’s Eternal Rainforest and learn about this unique and fascinating ecosystem. You’ll experience the Arenal volcano, bubbling mud pits, river wildlife, mist netting for birds, night hikes, local culture, service activities and much more!
JOIN US AND BE AN ADVOCATE FOR THE FOREST BY SHARING MCLUS TRIPS!
As we build enrollment in the trips it is clear that word of mouth is our best form of advertising. Last year our one trip was nearly full. We are asking those on our mailing list, and particularly those who have traveled to Costa Rica with MCLUS in the past, to take the time to thoughtfully consider who among your family, friends, and coworkers might be interested in this experience. Please seek them out and share our website. Send them an email with a link to the trips and follow up with a phone call or face-to-face conversation! Show them your photos and tell your stories! For those who have been, a trip to the Children’s Eternal Rainforest and Costa Rica is a fascinating and life-changing experience!
NEW! In 2011, our first trip is to Pocosol from June 25 – July 4. Our second trip, always a favorite, is to San Gerardo from July 2 – 15. Each trip has an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT of $100 – offered through February 1, 2011. This extended early bird discount is in celebration of the United Nations resolution declaring 2011 the International Year of Forests, to raise awareness for conservation and sustainable management of forests of all kinds. We want you, and those you know, to have the special opportunity to learn about tropical ecology and Costa Rican culture.
Check out the MCLUS website at http://friendsoftherainforest.org/eco-tourism/ to see costs, itineraries and to download our trip registration form.
We look forward to having you traveling with us in 2011!