In the last two months, I put quite a bit of time into an application for summer study. It included collecting together a team of 4 teachers from different schools in the district, completing an application, collecting letters of recommendation and preparing a written proposal of how we would apply what we learned. So I just found out this week that the application was accepted. I will be traveling to Costa Rica for two weeks this summer to stay at La Selva Biological Preserve. While there we will learn about all kinds of ecosystem monitoring techniques. From carbon sequestration calculations to quadrant counting and camera traps, we will spend days trekking around the jungle with 15 teachers from all over the country. I'm so excited!