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Tiskita Jungle Lodge

Costa Rica

Accommodation

Tiskita Jungle Lodge

If you live in the USA, and would like to bring soccer supplies for the project on this page contact Soccer.com at this link. Soccer.com in partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Pack for a Purpose will send the first 150 people who complete the form with the necessary information 4 free deflated Passback soccer balls with needles to "Pack for a Purpose" on your trip. (Limit one request per address.)

Project #1

Tiskita Jungle Lodge supports a community library.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Coloring Books

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries

Flash Cards:
(English) Word and English/Spanish

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Language/Grammar, and Environmental Education Books

Educational Games/Toys:
Checkers, Dominoes, English/Spanish Word Games, Environmental Educational Games, Playing Cards, Puzzles, Shoots and Ladders, and Uno Cards

Project #2

Tiskita Jungle Lodge supports Punta Banco School and Ngobe/Guaymi Indigenous Reserve School.

Needs

General School Supplies:
Chalk, Coloring Books, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Erasers, Pencils, Pens, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Flash Cards:
(English) Math

Art Supplies:
Clay, Craft Glue, and Craft Scissors

Educational Games/Toys:
(Spanish) Math and Spelling Games

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Soccer Cleats, and Volleyballs

Project #3

The Macaw reintroduction project has released 71 macaws over the last 10 years. The project has been very successful with breeding pairs having young for the last 5 years.

The turtle project has been ongoing for the last 15 years. It aims to protect turtle eggs from being poached and to increase the survival rate of the baby turtles. Both projects have to be monitored and data collected. Binoculars, cameras and GPS are needed to track the macaw's behavior and GPS and torches are needed for ongoing fieldwork in the turtle project.

Needs

Field Devices:
Batteries of All Sizes, Binoculars, Digital Camera (Small) with Memory Stick, GPS (Handheld), Torches/Flashlights

Clothing:
Sneakers/Trainers (New or Gently Used)

All the needs are current as of October 24, 2014
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you bring for them.
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of bringing candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.