MCLUS loves it when individual children decide to get involved with helping to save the rainforest. We have had a number of schools do this, but it is especially rewarding when children work on their own to help raise money. Seven year old Jorie is one special young lady we have recently been working with. She wants a healthy world and thriving rainforests.
“My name is Jorie Bachus. I am 7 years old and in first grade. I love the rainforest because everything about it is important to us. It gives us oxygen and medicine, but what I love most is how many animals and plants live there. My Grandma and Grandpa have told us all about the Children’s Eternal Rainforest and this year my family got to go to Costa Rica and see some of it. It is amazing! This year, for my birthday, I asked my friends and family not to give me gifts but to help me raise money to help the Children’s Eternal Rainforest. I learned a lot about the Rainforest and tried to teach all of my friends. I even got to talk in front of my whole Girl Scout Troop. All of them were excited and helped me reach my goal of $1,000. We did it in two weeks and some people are still sending checks. I think we are almost at $1,300 now. In this next year I hope to raise a lot more.
When we went to Costa Rica I got to meet some of the people who work to save the Rainforest. I even got to meet the President of the Monteverde Conservation League, Mark Wainwright. They were all so nice and I like knowing who they are.
My sister Julia helped me a lot. We both liked going on a night hike in the Children’s Eternal Rainforest. We didn’t see any big animals but saw a lot of really neat bugs. Our guide, Henry, knew a lot. My Grandpa went with us. He loves the Rainforest and so do we.”