Jessica Burpee writes: The talk will be about my experience giving an Ecotourism course in Costa Rica, where our group stayed at an indigenous village and learned how they built their ecotourism lodge from the ground up, building on their inherent worth and dignity. As a result, they are showing others in the country how to farm while conserving tropical rain forests and other ecosystems, instead of clearing forest for ranching.
They are also learning how to diversify in order to ensure their own financial sustainability.
- Service leader – Gary Spiller
- Musician – Kerry-Anne Kutz
- Hospitality – Heather Falconer & Catherine Forbes