The program seeks to inspire theteaching of environmental and cultural stewardship through cross-curricularapproaches. Participating teachers will be encouraged to develop creativeteaching strategies for all subject areas using their experiences in Costa Rica. While visiting Costa Rica, participants will interactand learn from native peoples. Educators will observe classes and interact withCosta Rican students and educators. Participants will also exploreenvironmental projects, speak with experts and community advocates, and takepart in group learning activities aimed at encouraging an internationally andenvironmentally-oriented interdisciplinary curriculum.