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1. Environment .... I saw a few wild animals in the rainforest including a couple kind of monkeys, an armadillo and racoon. I didn't see the Poison Dart Frog, even though it was high on my wish list. However, you can see one on the webpage by the North Carolina Museum of Art, as well as a lesson plan with several ideas.

3. Environment .... One of the endangered species in the waters of Central America and the rest of the world is the Leatherback Turtle. This lesson by National Geographic Xpeditions introduces students to this animal.

4. Environment .... The rainforests are being destroyed at the alarming rate of two football fields a second. This website by kids.mongabay.com has lesson plans and a wealth of information about rainforests.

5. Environment .... There are lesson plans on this site by Discovery Student Adventures, but my favorite part are the videos The capuchin monkey is one of the kinds of monkey I found on my trip into the rainforest.

6. Environment .... I love the question posted by this PBS website. Why so many frogs? My answer would be because there are so many insects for them to eat. This Lesson Corner includes several more sites to explore for ideas on Costa Rica.

7. Art .... Animal pinch clay pots, inspired by pre-Columbian artifacts in the region, are a great activity for elementary students. This lesson by Costa Rica Vacations can get you started on a fun project.

8. Art .... It really is the number one souvenir to bring home from Costa Rica. They have beautifully decorated ox carts. They come in sizes small enough to bring home in a carry on bag to large enough to make you gasp, "What would anyone do with that?" Make your own cart in this lesson with Hot Chalk.

9. Art .... Molas, from Panama, are beautiful cloth pictures of animals. However, in this lesson by Huntsville City Schools, students can make their own molas with construction paper. And, if molas don't float your boat, the page has a lot of other ideas from different corners of the globe.

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