Trek To Learn provides service learning and educational travel programs for middle and high school students in the United States.


2012 Expedition: Costa Rica


In the summer of 2012, we took a group from the Adams12 school district to Costa Rica.  It was an amazing experience for all, our students, parents, and the local Costa Ricans! We had the opportunity to see amazing wildlife in the costal forests on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. This is home to snakes, spiders and sloths!

Then, we ventured to the inner region of Costa Rica where we hiked around volcanoes, and experienced the rich biodiversity of the cloud forest.  We spent an entire day on a reforestation project planting avocado trees, the food for the Three Waddled Bell Bird. All along the way, we spent time experiencing local customs, food, and culture.  You trip culminated in an amazing zip-line tour of the cloud forest – one zip-line alone was over a mile long! For a more detailed description of our experiences, check out our blog posts from the trip.


2010 Expedition: Tanzania


In 2010 we took the group to Tanzania. These six students spent a week working with the Jane Goodall Foundation on service learning projects to improve the lives of the members of the town of Moshi, right at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro. Check out the video link below to see some of the trip.

Trek To Learn Photo Gallery
Check out some photos of our trips below.

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Past Expeditions

Many of our past expeditions have focused on bringing technology into developing countries through service learning projects. In 2003 a group of our students brought and installed a full computer lab to The Arusha Secondary School in Africa. Our students spent a full week teaching the Tanzanian students how to use their new technology, and establishing incredible friendships. Click the link below to see a video and learn about the expedition (video may take a few minutes to load).

Tanzania Expedition video link