Category Archives: Potrero Youth

AM Field Trip: Gelato at the Heladeria

by Becca Hurliman We started off the first of our field trips this session with a visit to the Heladeria Italiana in the nearby Villagio Flor del Pacifico. A small group of kindergarten and first grade students congregated last Saturday … Continue reading

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Scientists for a Day: Field Trip to Reserva Conchal

by Becca Hurliman All 19 students arrived on time in front of the kid’s club, and all 19 students were quite eager to be scientists for the day. They were decked out in hats, long pants, and closed-toed shoes, just as … Continue reading

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Crafting and Learning: A Week of Environmental Education

by Claire Geers Last week has been quite exciting for the kids in Potrero. Not only did their regular school start in the mornings, but we had a special guest come and teach for the week. Carolina Sanchez is studying … Continue reading

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Students Show Off Their Work at Conchal Expo

By Vinny Losasso “I’m nervous.” “I don’t want to talk in front of people.” “What if I don’t remember the answers?” These were a few of the comments whispered by our students before taking center stage in the Salon Comunal … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Thermo Mania

By Rachel Gallucci About a month ago, a sixth grade student took me by the arm and led me ominously away from the crowd of other people I had been standing with and said, “Rachel, I want to ask you … Continue reading

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Personal Transformation in Potrero

By Tara Yanez Three months ago I wrote a blog about my experiences starting as the new youth development director at Abriendo Mentes and rereading it now going into the fourth session, I realize how far I have come as … Continue reading

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Watermelon Jack-O’-Lanterns: Celebrating Halloween in Potrero

By Christie Vogt While Halloween may be a bigger tradition in the United States than in Costa Rica, the kids here have no trouble getting on board with an event that means candy, games, and costumes. On October 31st, AM … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Conchal Take Three!

By Christie Vogt On October 9th and 11th, a group of our third through sixth graders visited the conservation area Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Mixto Conchal for their third of four planned excursions. The trips have been organized to … Continue reading

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A World of Possibilities

By Rachel Gallucci The theme of kids classes last week at AM was Transportation and Travel. Through various projects, crafts, and activities, the kids were learning valuable vocabulary words and, more importantly, how to think beyond the scope of Potrero. … Continue reading

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Abriendo Mentes y abriendo puertas

Por: Nerea Rojas Hoy en día nos encontramos en un momento histórico caracterizado por la comprensión del espacio-tiempo, la instantaneidad de la información y la facilidad de las comunicaciones. El mundo parece haberse convertido en un lugar mucho más pequeño: … Continue reading

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