Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Chicas

Name: Rebecca Bartola
Age: 16

Hello, my name is Rebecca Bartola and I'm a rising senior from Pottstown, Pennsylvania. I chose to participate in the Costa Rica Environmental Filmmaking trip because I love to travel and in the future I want to becom
e either a foreign correspondent or a photojournalist. Places I've traveled to include France, Alaska, and Icela
nd. My favorite food is pasta and my favorite song of the moment is Alejandro by Lady Gaga.

Name: Arin Morse
Age: 15

Hi, my name is Arin Morse. I come from Topeka, Kansas. I will be a sophomore at Washburn Rural High School. I can quote many movies I have seen. I love almost any kind of film. I joined the Discover the World of Communication trip to Costa Rica because I love to travel and I have never been to a place like Costa Rica. I want the chance t
o explore the culture of the country and make a film about the importance of the National Park System on the culture.

Name: Kavita Myneni
Age: 17

Hey! I'm Kavita Myneni and I live
in Mesa, AZ. I am 17 years old and will be a senior at Mountain View High School. I love watching movies and spending time with my friends and family. Photography is my passion and I love to write. I have been traveling abroad since I was 10 years old. I love to see the differences in culture and food. I'm excited to see the wild life in Costa Rica. I really wanted to participate in this trip because I love to take photos and I wanted to take photographs somewhere I have never been.

Name: Chelsea Powers
Age: 17

Hi, I live in Grass Valley, CA. I'm 17 and I will be a senior at Nevada Union High School. I'm very passionate about storytellin
g and I love getting to know people. I chose to take this trip to have the experience of a lifetime.

Name: Erika Sacks
Age: 14

Hey guys! I'm from Rochester, NY and I will be a freshman at Mendon High School. I love photography and that is why I am exited about my trip to Costa Rica. This is my first chance to shoot photographs on location in such an exotic place. I'm excited to learn about the culture and see all the animals. I love bike riding, spending time with friends, and singing.

Name: Sarah Wendt
Age: 13

Hello, I'm from Arlington, VA and I will be a freshman at Washington-Lee High School. I'm very passionate about filmmaking and the environment. I am excited to go to Costa Rica because this will be my first international trip. I am very excited to see all the wild life up-close and in their natural habitat. I love sushi, friends and Lady Gaga.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Short Introduction

Hello Everyone!

We are very excited for this blog! This is our opportunity to share our Costa Rican experience with you. We invite you to follow us on our journey to create lasting and meaningful wildlife and environmental documentaries and photography.

We will spend two weeks in Washington, D.C. and two weeks in Costa Rica working on our projects. At the end of our trip, we will have produced documentaries that will be shown at Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica throughout 2010.

Here, you can see a short video introducing some of the places we will visit. Our group bios and first video journal entries will be coming soon. We hope you enjoy our blog as much as we are going to enjoy creating it.

Costa Rica's Chicas