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THE APPRENTICE GOES TO
COSTA RICA





        You have all landed a spot on the latest version of  "The Apprentice".  Donald Trump has turned over the leadership of this next venture to the CEO of one of his large resort development companies.  This particular CEO  is very interested in the environment and eco-tourism. . Donald wants to develop an extravagant resort in Costa Rica, but the CEO wants to make sure that the ecosystems of the rainforest and the flora and fauna are not destroyed.  In order to compete to become Donald's next "Apprentice" you will each travel to one of the National Parks or Nature Reserves in Costa Rica.  
You need to gather pictures and information about the park to bring to the Conference room table.
In order to win the competition you need to prove the following:
1) Your location is the prettiest, most interesting, and the overall best place to build a tourist resort in Costa Rica.
        a) You will use great pictures of your park to prove this.

2) You have a plan as to how the resort can be built without damaging the ecosystem.
        a) You can prove that you are knowledgable about rainforests, how to protect them and how important they are to Costa Rica and to the global environment.
        b) You can prove that you know what the impact of destruction of the rainforest can be on endangered species.
3) You can work within the regulations of the Costa Rican government to get the resort built.
        a) You can add to the stability of the Costa Rica economy by providing more opportunities for Eco-tourists to visit.
        b) You can add to the stability of the Costa Rica economy by providing more jobs for Costa Ricans.

You and your partner will incorporate your research and your views in a PowerPoint presentation to persuade Donald and the CEO to choose your project in your National Park.  If you can, you will hear the words:  "You're hired!"


Explore these parks and choose the one that you want to represent:

CENTRAL AMERIC.COM
MANUEL ANTONIO NATIONAL PARK
ARENAL VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
PALO VERDE NATIONAL PARK
BARRA HONDA NATIONAL PARK
PIEDRAS BLANCAS NATIONAL PARK
BRAULIO CARRILLO NATIONAL PARK
PLAYA GRANDE MARINE TURTLE NAT'L PARK
CAHUITA NATIONAL PARK
POÁS VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
CHIRRIPÓ NATIONAL PARK
RINCÓN DE LA VIEJA NATIONAL PARK
CORCOVADO NATIONAL PARK
SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK
GUANACASTE NATIONAL PARK
TENORIO VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
IRAZÚ VOLCANO NATIONAL PARK
TORTUGUERO NATIONAL PARK
 JUAN CASTRO BLANCO NATIONAL PARK
WHALE MARINE NATIONAL PARK  
GANDOCA-MANZANILLO WILDLIFE REFUGE
Monteverde Cloud Forest National Refuge



PHOTO SITES, GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT COSTA RICA
http://www.downtheroad.org/PHOTO.htm
Photos from bike trip in Costa Rica
 http://www.planetware.com/ Guatemala, Costa Rica Photos
http://www.costaricapages.com/core/phototour.htm
Costa Rica Photo Tour 
h ttp://www.costaricamap.com/index.html
Costa Rica Biodiversity Website
http://www.infocostarica.com/general/
Costa Rica Info
http://costaricaphotos.com/
Costa Rica Photos
http://www.ecofuture.org/pk/pkar9512.html Costa Rican Rainforest Photo Tour
http://www.monteverdeinfo.com/photo_gallery.htm Costa Rican Cloud Forest
http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Central_America/Costa_Rica/
Earth Trek Photo Journey
http://www.costaricabureau.com/nationalparks.htm
Costa Rica National Parks Site
http://www.costaricatour.com/home2.htm
Costa Rica Destinations
http://www.govisitcostarica.com/travelInfo/nationalParks.asp
Costa Rica National Parks


  RAINFOREST INFORMATION, STATISTICS AND MORE
How Stuff Works- How Rainforests Work
Rainforest Live- Facts and Figures
Rainforest Facts
Passport to the Rainforest
Teaching Tropical Rainforest Biology - Table of Contents
World Rainforest Information Portal
Articles on Biodiversity Conservation in Costa Rica
Forest Conservation Portal
National Geographic Deforestation
Tourism's Economic Impact on Costa Rica
Costa Rica Tourism Board, National Parks regulations
Benefits of Ecotourism


1. Take notes (either on 3x5 note cards or notepaper).  Find a minimum of 12 factual pieces of information that will help support your case.  Reference each item by number to your bibliography.  Submit to the teacher for approval.
2.  Make a bibliography of the websites and sources that you have used.  This bibliography should be included in your presentation.  Be sure to use the proper format.  Use the following website for documentation:
          NoodleTools Citation Link  

          Landmark Citation Machine

3.  Brainstorm with your partner for effective methods of persuasion for your presentation approach. Use the guide at this site:
4.  Create a storyboard for your PowerPoint slides (minimum of 16 slides).  The teacher should check this before starting production of your PowerPoint presentation.  Five of the slides can be just pictures if you wish. One will be the bibliography.
5.  Build a PowerPoint presentation (minimum of 16 slides) to convince The Apprenctice CEO to choose your project.  Be sure to include the bibliography. 
6.  A rubric will be used to evaluate your project.  You will receive a copy of this.