There are so many good ways to see snippets of what we do on the “Road” (we’re on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest), and we want to share even more with you, specifically about our summer community service programs; today we want to share our trip to gorgeous Guatemala. With The Road Less Traveled, teen travel goes so far beyond tourism and Amor Por Los Animales is a perfect example of how layered and enriching our programs can be.
Focused around the care and rehabilitation of animals, we named the trip to Guatemala Amor Por Los Animales for those teens who are inspired to care for and invest in the precious natural heritage of Guatemala–especially their rapidly disappearing wildlife.
We work alongside conservationists and play an integral part in the day-to-day operations of the Wildlife Rescue Center, caring for the animals, helping maintain the facility, constructing enclosures, repairing outbuildings, and making enrichments to the animal’s habitats. Depending on the timing, RLT students may even be involved with a seasonal wildlife release.
Guatemalan people, who have a history abounding in Mayan and Spanish influences, make our trip so memorable. Because while animals are fascinating and lovable, it is the conversations and experiences with local people that prove to be the most enlightening and eye-opening.
We’re so excited to be able to offer the Guatemala: Amor Por Los Animales trip in 2015. Prepare for a vibrant community service program focusing on animal rehabilitation with plenty of native adventure!