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LIVE Virtual Expedition: La Esperanza, Guatemala: Meet the village and their new water system! FREE!

from Adventure Kids Learning

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Adventure Kids Learning's expeditions begin with an introduction of AKL team and others present, their location in the highlands and detail about the Mayan culture and language being spoken in La Esperanza. 

AKL's location in the village changes daily so students may experience meeting children in the village school (morning connections only), a family home with demonstrations of daily tasks such as backstrap weaving or tortilla baking, or the tank construction site where the team is building several 10,000 liter water tanks.

AKL often poses questions to the remote class as to their water sources at school and at home, then guiding them to understand how different it is in a developing country where women often spend 4-6 hours a day getting water for their family's daily use. 

With a roving camera, AKL provides a tour of the location, detailed information about the water system, family home, or spring site allowing Q & A with the team or family. 

When hosting from the village school, AKL facilitates a cultural exchange, allowing students to ask each other questions such as, "What is a typical day like for you?" or "Can you explain the traditional clothing you're wearing?"

Spanish speaking remote classes are welcome, however please note: Spanish is not the native language so it's a learning experience for BOTH sites!

Connection time may be between 30-45 minutes. 

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   based on 9 evaluation(s).

About This Program


Multipoint: $0.00



30-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Minimum participants:

1 classroom (30)

Maximum participants:

2 classrooms (30)

Primary Disciplines

Service Learning, International, Social Studies/History, Foreign/World Languages

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Booking Information

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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Adventure Kids Learning

United States

Adventure Kids Learning (AKL) provides FREE virtual
expeditions bringing the global water crisis into your classroom. AKL hosts
interactive video connections anywhere there are active water projects or
crisis. Expeditions are hosted from Central America, Flint Michigan or wherever
a water story needs to be told. Discover firsthand how water impacts lives here
in the United States OR in underdeveloped nations.<o:p></o:p>

Adventure Kids Learning is the creator of “Ripples Make
Waves” the global 24-hour, interactive video event on World Water Day- March
22. This UN Water supported event brings students of the world together to
share water stories, discuss change and advocate FOR EACH OTHER, the need for
every child to have safe water.<o:p></o:p>

Celebrate World Water Day with Adventure Kids Learning and
provide an opportunity for your
students to listen, learn, share and ACT!


Program Details


1. Each connection opens with introductions of participating classrooms and the AKL team in Guatemala.

2. AKL asks students where THEIR water comes from and to hypothesize as to where/how the village families currently get their water for daily use/consumption.

3. AKL then offers an explanation and tour of the system being built and how different it will be for the families once the system is in place.

4. Remaining time is spent interacting with available village residents to learn the cultures and experience the Cacique language. The primary language of this village is Cacique, with secondary being Spanish. Expect translation delays.

4. Throughout the connection, Q & A is welcomed and encouraged.

Every day, AKL's broadcast location changes, based on availability of the school, village residents and progress of the construction. AKL makes every effort to provide cultural interaction between villagers, whether it's students, residents and their activity or village leadership.


Students will relate their own water access and sources to those of their Guatemalan counterparts, thus developing an appreciation for clean, safe water access in their own lives.

Students will engage in a cultural discussion/exchange with the residents/students of Sacbochol hearing a Mayan language (with English or Spanish interpretation), thus expanding world language and cultural bridging.

Students will discover that 1/3 of the world's population does NOT have access to clean, safe water, how developing countries deal with water scarcity and how important it is to respect and take care of their own water resources.