Montessori, Mollusks & Mofongo

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Montessori, Mollusks & Mofongo
Puerto Rico Day 3

We woke a bit early today to prepare for our trip to a nearby K–12 Montessori school, Escuela Casa de los Niños.

We began with an indoor ball-toss icebreaker where we got to know a bit about each other. Next, we helped the Montessori students with projects such as painting the hen house, staining the garden beds, and sorting books in the library. This was a cool project because each of these was completely planned and led by the students of Escuela Casa de los Niños. 

Our visit to this energetic school ended in an epic soccer game which was enthusiastically cheered on by classmates from both Foote and Escuela Casa de los Niños.

We departed for the sea urchin nursery, the Center for Research and Restoration of Marine Organisms (CIROM) in Ceiba. Not only did we learn about sea urchins and their importance in the environment, but also about how this group is working to rehabilitate the coral reefs and reintroduce some large crabs. 

Tired but happy, some students used their downtime to rest, but a group of intrepid volunteers decided to learn how to harvest yucca under the guidance of Don Justino. After much effort, we dug up about two or three pounds of it which he will use in another of his amazing meals: mofongo! We can’t wait for his delicious creation and another day in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Day 3
Puerto Rico Day 3

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