Friday, May 17, 2013

Day 5: Moving Earth

Day 2 of our service-learning project contained two tasks. First, we had to level out this dirt ravine. By shoveling and moving the dirt away from the path, we eliminated the risk of a mudslide onto the newly poured concrete.

Here, Kassie, Scott, and Ron work together to move the dirt.

The finished product. After 4+ hours of shoveling, we finally finished this task.

The second task involved picking up and digging out all rocks that stuck above the trail surface. By removing these rocks, we created a flatter surface for the concrete workers to pour onto.

We moved these rocks into piles on the side of the path. This is just one of the many piles we created. 

Jakob, Ryan, and Allie enjoying the service-learning project.

We found the icebergs of Tenorio. This rock started off only sticking ½ inch above the trail surface. However, after we started digging, we soon discovered we had a boulder on our hand. It took five people to get this rock rolled into the rock pile.

Though we moved many piles of rocks, this one was the biggest. It was funny to listen as people walked by and exclaimed, “Look at all those rocks!” Also, almost every Tico thanked us for our service, so hearing their gratitude definitely made all of the hard work worth it.

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