Each PM, as nervous as any new wizard to Hogwarts, took the stage to don the sorting hat of project selection. How will the hat pronounce? Will it be environmental, community or a trek? Who will be your team mate/s? Only the magic hat can decide.
|Jae receiving pronouncement from the sorting hat|
|Pedro and Barney - judging pudding|
|Alpha 5 in the dance off|
So, now fully bonded over cooking and dancing, the teams are assembled and ready to go. The running order for the Project Groups is as follows:
Alpha 1 - Coast to Coast Trek, Costa RicaNicole, Dave and Natalie
This Trek has taken various forms over the past few years, but Expedition 12L will feature a particularly exciting version, starting at the Caribbean Sea and ending on the Pacific Coast. Crossing a continent as well as a country.
|Nicole, Dave and Natalie - Alpha 1|
David and Claudia
Starting in the far north of Nicaragua, near to the Honduran border, the Miratombo Trek meanders through the diverse landscapes of Esteli and Leon.
|David and Claudia - Alpha 2|
Jim, Clare and Tracy H
Working to preserve the turtle populations of Hermosa beach, this project will collect turtle eggs, ensure that they hatch safely and release the turtles back into the wild where they have the best chance of survival. This team will spend the second half of their phase at Carara National Park (see below).
|Jim, Clare and Tracy - Alpha 3|
Pauline, Jae and Sarah
Starting in the Carara National Park this group will work to clear the Lago Meandrica trail, previously inaccessible in the rainy season. This work will enable many more visitors to the park, and therefore increase the revenue for the Park and allowing them to continue their other environmental work. This team will spend the second half of their phase at Hermosa (see above). Where they will be joined by Charlie.
|Jae, Sarah, Pauline and Charlie in the background - Alpha 4|
Sarah, Florian and Vic
This project group will work with the local community of Los Loros in Achuapa to develop a gravity-feed water system to bring clean and safe drinking water to 40 families living there.
|Sarah, Florian and Vic - Alpha 5|