Student Presentations Session #3

Student Group Presentations Session #3

Day: Saturday, April 20th


American International School of Costa Rica

Team #1

Rm 3

Earth Worms

Once upon a time, there were a bunch of red animals… they were called bioindicators, working in the deepest dark places, underground…silently, and caring for the environment. Slimy, hard workers…cleaning the Earth…they are from California, but they migrated to Costa Rica, enriching the field of vermiculture in our country.

Meet the Eisenia foetida, the most amazing and useful animal species. They produce compost rich in protein and nutrients…and more curious things that we are going to discover!

Come and participate in our exploratory workshop, by brainstorming activities with our students. Let´s explore the way earthworms reduce soil contamination, and at the same time, we will understand the concept of biostimulation in these animals.

Share your knowledge about compost production with us! Learn about Vermicompost! Our workshop is designed to make the most of your multiple intelligences!

Join us on this journey and meet the Eisenia fantasticworm!!

The American School Foundation, A.C.

Team #1

Rm 5

ASF Middle School Greenhouse Creation

The American School Foundation is thrilled to be building a greenhouse on our Middle School roof. This greenhouse will be used for current and future generations’ education and in serving the community around them. Plants and produce will be studied, eaten and donated as each greenhouse supervisory council sees fit during their generation. The work of our group is to build, promote and put in place the systems for this greenhouse to be successful for many years.

United World College

Team #1

Rm 26

Looking at Differences

While it is not practical to bring all young people together from all over the world to have interaction and direct culture clashes from which they can grow and learn, the lessons learned can be shared by those who have had the experience. In this way, others who have other perhaps less drastic clashes such as people from one urban region clashing with other people from a different rural region will be able to remember the importance of seeking out the root of the difference.

Country Day School Escazu

Team #1

Rm 12


We are here to present on the importance of Animal Welfare in our community. It is often overlooked when we think of the global issues facing us, and we are here to demonstrate its importance and show you how you can make a difference anywhere in the world to help better the living conditions of animals and become aware of the breadth of issues within the general issue of animal welfare.

American School of Santo Domingo

Team #1

Rm 16

Biodiversity and Ecosystem Loss within the Coral Reef

This Presentation is focused on the Biodiversity and Ecosystem loss that is being presented within ecosystems such as Coral Reefs. The audience is an interactive part of this presentation as their opinions and thought on the Global issue will be constantly asked. The presentation at times will drift from a formal presentation to a play in which situations both common and harmfull for the environment will be portrayed. Constant interaction between the presenters and the audience will be coing on throughout the presentation.

The Catherine Cook School

Team #2

Rm 7


Many of the forests around the world are being cut down for the growing of crops, grazing of livestock and harvesting of natural wood products. Forests not only absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they also provide essential habitat for many endangered species. One area being affected is in Indonesia where forests are cut down for palm plantations. Palm oil is a cheap oil found in many of our favorite food and cosmetic items. We will be focusing on what is happening in these forests and smart consumer options that are available.

The American School of Guatemala

Team #1

Rm 23

From Poverty to Potential to Prosperity Through Microfinancing

If someone gave you $100, what would you do with it? Most teenagers at our school in Guatemala would say that they would spend it at the mall or on something fun, but did you realize that over half of the population of Guatemala would have to work 8 hours a day for two weeks just to earn $100? And with that money, they have to take care of usually a family of five? It may seem like their options are limited and that poverty will always be a part of their lives but there is hope. Microfinancing is one solution to a global problem that has had money thrown at it for years but not money invested in it. Social business is everybody’s business and by investing in your own people and country, everyone benefits.