This week in Peace Corps: Protecting national parks and endangered species
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This week in Peace Corps: Protecting national parks and endangered species

The Tico Times - August 27, 2018

Last Friday was National Parks Day in Costa Rica, a day instituted with the intent for people to reflect and actively participate in conservation actions and respect…

Katja Bader and the animals of Jacó
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Katja Bader and the animals of Jacó

Mary Ann Stark - August 23, 2018

Animal life in the Pacific coast area of Jacó turned around completely in 1998 with the arrival of Katja Bader. Spay and neuter campaigns, health checks, educational…

This week in the Peace Corps: Training to be a Peace Corps Volunteer
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This week in the Peace Corps: Training to be a Peace Corps Volunteer

The Tico Times - August 21, 2018

Last month Peace Corps Costa Rica received over 40 new trainees in the Youth Development (YD) and English (TEFL) sectors. The aspiring volunteers spend their first three…

This week in the Peace Corps: Building sustainable recycling projects
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This week in the Peace Corps: Building sustainable recycling projects

The Tico Times - August 13, 2018

From the Caribbean to the Pacific, Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) work with local communities on environmental awareness, trash collection systems, and recycling projects. PCVs Tanya, Laura, and Paige…

This week in the Peace Corps: Keeping up with computers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Keeping up with computers

The Tico Times - August 6, 2018

Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Taylor started a computer class with new computers given by the Ministry of Public Education. Taylor teaches basic computer literacy while incorporating important…

This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating a scout anniversary
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This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating a scout anniversary

The Tico Times - July 30, 2018

Many Peace Corps Volunteers across the country have the opportunity to work with the Guías y Scouts, including the troop pictured above, which was formed one year…

Comedy for a good cause
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Comedy for a good cause

Katherine Stanley - July 24, 2018

Come one, come all: A night of "sit down comedy" featuring renowned journalist Glenda Umaña and blogger Esther Lev, held at the Eugene O'Neill Theater at the…

This week in the Peace Corps: Brick to Bread ovens
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This week in the Peace Corps: Brick to Bread ovens

The Tico Times - July 23, 2018

Peace Corps Volunteer Collin traveled from his site in Talamanca, on Costa Rica's southern Caribbean coast, all the way to the Northern Zone earlier this year to…

Creating new opportunities in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific
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Creating new opportunities in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific

The Tico Times - July 20, 2018

Costa Rica’s Central Pacific region ranks among the country’s lowest-ranked when it comes to human development, but if the entrepreneurs, municipal leaders and institutions behind an ambitious…

This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating English learning
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This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating English learning

Katherine Stanley - July 16, 2018

Costa Rican public schools are returning from vacation this week, and many students are still riding high on their successes during June's educational celebrations. ​During that month,…