Show Me Costa Rica Blog

May 30, 2019

PASSPORT READY!!! Costa Rica, here we come!!!!!

 We are so thankful for all your support. For the 7th year in a row because of you these young leaders are headed to Costa Rica and Panama to learn about science and global culture.

Follow closely on our Facebook Page.


January 15, 2019

St. Louis Public Schools Board of Education Meeting. Grateful for everyone who has helped make this possible! We have the best community of students, families, alums, teachers, supporters, and volunteers who make this happen every year!

October 13, 2018

A visit to Clayton High School in the spring of 2012 proved to be a life-altering experience for Samantha Lurie.

Lurie, a 2010 MEd graduate from the University of Missouri–St. Louis, moved to the area to take a Teach for Americapost at Vashon High School, on the north s...

August 10, 2018

The annual effort is called the Show Me Costa Rica Project. Vashon High School Dean of Students Samantha Lurie started the project with 10 students. Now, it claims more than 80 alumni. Read more below.

March 5, 2018


 Watch this inspiring video feature put together by NBC's St. Louis affiliate KSDK.

February 16, 2018

 Thank you to everyone who supported our students and our annual salsa dancing night!

Over 150 guest in attendance. We had a great time. Check out the pictures below.

January 31, 2018

Want Your Kids to Change the World? Start by Volunteering   

By: Rhett Power

  Our students hard work as social entrepreneurs traveling to Costa Rica has been featured in  one of the top business magazines. Check out our feature in point number 6 below. 


September 23, 2017

Another Sale Out at the Tower Grove Farmer's Market in St. Louis!!! Fresh roasted coffee from Costa Rica. This weekend our students were at the Tower Grove Farmers Market offering some of the best coffee in the world to raise money for their educational trip to Costa R...

September 14, 2017

Check out our Show Me Costa Rica Chapter 5 students highlighted in this video from SLPS!! Can't wait to start on this journey with our new cohort of students from 4 SLPS schools. Click on the pic to watch the video. 😄✌ #puravida

May 5, 2017

Just in case you missed our appreciation event last night, check out our Chapter 5 recap video!!! We are grateful for all of your love and support in making this journey possible!

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