Educational tours are run all over the world. High school trips and university study tours make their way to some of the most ancient cultures in the world to the most modern designs of our planet to make just about anything educational.
Traveling to Costa Rica lends itself to educating about an amazing culture and of course a very bio-diverse environment surrounded by breath-taking scenery. When dealing with educational tours for teens it should be mentioned that kids being lectured to for their stay will not get the attention you might need.
One of the most important things that can be learned when operating educational tours have been taught to us by some of the oldest cultures. The idea of the invisible classroom has been referred to the high levels of knowledge by indigenous tribes who never really had formal education but are some of the most knowledgeable individuals when it comes not only to the different plants and animals of the tropics but also living and with respect to the land and respect to other people.
Much of the indigenous knowledge has surpassed those of PHD's in the similar field. Naturalist - Jon Young has coined the term "Invisible School" which is a fascinating way of getting kids to learn during a short travel program without boring them with full lectures. An educational tour needs to focus on some of the basic educational tools that all teens have but sometimes find difficult to use. Many of these tools start with our senses and observational skills.
During our programs we challenge each student to be aware of their surrounding, to focus in on when, where, how, and why certain things are the way they are. We then get the kids talking by asking questions that allow them to reflect their observations.
We also involve journaling which is a lost art of learning and requires that each student rediscover or discover their childhood imagination. All of this makes for a much more educational experience which is tied in with facts about the many wonders of the tropics and the rainforest making for the perfect educational tour of facts but also more importantly an openness to the natural world of seeing and observing just how humans relate to the natural world around us.