Ramey School-Todd Cobb
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico | February 28, 2018
AVID Program Visits Casa Pueblo - Adjuntas
The Ramey School AVID program attended a special study trip to Adjuntas, Puerto Rico on Thursday February 22, 2018. Highlighting the trip were visits to Casa Pueblo and the Bosque Escuela. Casa Pueblo (casapueblo.org/) is a community organization based in the beautiful mountain town of Adjuntas. For their efforts they have been awarded the prestigious Energy Globe Award.
Established in 1980, the main purpose of the organization is to preserve the environment and bring awareness to residents and the world community. They have successfully blocked efforts to clear Puerto Rico’s forests for big business mining. Mining would have introduced chemicals into the eco-system, including our water supply.
Students also gained exposure to the Bosque Escuela (bosqueescuela.org/). This is an open air school in the middle of the forest. A guide from the Casa Pueblo escorted students on a well-marked trail with pauses in open-air classrooms to explain the importance of the environment, along with plant and animal life.
“I learned that we have to protect and preserve our land, so we don’t destroy it.”
- Alyssa Bonanno – 6th grade AVID student
“My favorite part of the trip was eating lunch on top of the mountain.”
- Daniela Sermini – 6th grade AVID student
“I learned that certain plant life can help fight sicknesses.”
- Coral Ramos - 6th grade AVID student
“It was an eye opening experience that exposed the positive community and environmental
programs here in Puerto Rico.”
- AVID Seniors (Frances Caban, Maya Cortes, Tiara de la Rosa, Alanis Flores)