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                 COURSE ITINERARY

PRE-TRAVEL DAY

6:45pm--Meet at Agricultural Hall packed and ready to depart for trip

7:00pm--Depart Stillwater; Travel to Tulsa for overnight stay at motel

Lodging:--La Quinta Inn (Sheridan and I-240, Tulsa)

 

DAY 1

4:15 am--Depart La Quinta Inn; drive to Tulsa International Airport

5:45 am--Departure flight from Tulsa to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, with layover

               in Houston; Breakfast at Houston Airport

11:00 am--Lunch: on plane from Houston to San Pedro Sula

12:20 am--Arrive at San Pedro Sula airport

                 Meet:

      • Ing. Elmer Mauricio Cruz Garcia from ENSACIFOR; Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Forestales (National School of Forest Sciences)
      • Ing. Menelio Bardales (OSU Alumnus '95)

                  Drive to Jardin Botanico de Lancetilla (Lancetilla Botanical Garden)

                  at Tela 3:00-5:00 pm--Program at Jardin Botanico de Lancetilla and

                  walk through the arboretum.

6:30 pm--Dinner: Restaurante Telamar (Tela)

LODGING:--Dormitory at Jardin Botanico de Lancetilla (Tela)

ESNACIFOR HOST:--Ing. Elmer Mauricio Cruz Garcia

         

DAY 2

5:15 am--Desayuno: Centro de Visitante (Visitor Center) at Jardin

           Botanico de Lancetilla

6:00 am--Depart Lancetilla; drive to Tela

6:30am-4:00 pm--Program with Fundacion PROLANSATE (Fundacion

                  para Punta Sal, Lancetilla y Texiguat)

             Meet:

          • Rafael Sambula (Director Ejecutive)
          • Efrain Ruiz (Presidente de Fundacion)
          • Salomon Benitez (Administrador General)
          • Juan Pablo Lino (Guia)

              Program at Parque Nacional Jeanette Kawas:

          • Overview of PROLANSATE organization
          • Boat Tour of Punta Sal & hike in tropical rainforest
          • Swim break in the Caribbean Sea
          • Almuerzo: La Playa de Cocalito, Punta Sal
          • Boat tour to Laguna de Los Micos
          • Visit PROLANSATE project in sustainable community development at Los Cerritos
          • Visit visitor center and community at Miami
          • Learn about Garifuna culture

6:30 pm--Cena: Restaurants Caesar Mariscos (Tela); includes

           Garifuna music and dance program.

LODGING:--Dormitory at Jardin Botanical de Lancetilla

ESNACIFOR HOST:--Ing. Elmer Mauricio Cruz Garcia

         

DAY 3

6:15 am--Desayuno: Centro de Visitante at Jardin Botanical de Lancetilla

7:00 am--Hike in Biological Reserve at Jardin Botanical de Lancetilla

11:30 am--Almuerzo: Centro de Visitante at Jardin Botanical de Lancetilla

12:30 pm--Depart Jardin Botanical de Lancetilla; drive to Copan Ruinas

5:30 pm--Arrive at Copan Ruinas

6:30 pm--Cena: Restaurante Tunkul (Copan Ruinas)

LODGING:--Hotel Camino Maya (Copan Ruinas)

ESNACIFOR HOST:--Ing. Elmer Mauricio Cruz Garcia

         

DAY 4

7:00 am--Desayuno: Llama del Bosgue (Copan Ruinas)

8:00 am-3:30 pm--Program at Parque Arqueologico de los Copan Ruinas

             (Archeaological Park of the Ruins of Copan)

             Meet:

          • Oscar Cruz (Jefe Regional de Occidente del Instituto Hondureno de Antropologia e Historia)
          • Oscar Lara (Guia)

             Program:

          • History and overview of Maya culture and the Ruins
          • Guided tour of ruins
          • Visit archaeological sculpture museum
          • Walk on nature trail

12:00 pm--Almuerzo: Cafeteria Rosalila (Copan Ruinas)

3:30 pm--Free time to relax, shop for souvenirs, etc.

6:30 pm--Cena: Choice of restaurants in Copan Ruinas.

LODGING:--Hotel Camino Maya (Copan Ruinas)

ESNACIFOR HOST:-- Ing. Elmer Mauricio Cruz Garcia

 

DAY 5

7:00 am--Desayuno: Llama del Bosque (Copan Ruinas)

8:00 am--Depart Copan Ruinas; drive to Finca las Glorias (Lago Yojoa)

12:00 pm--Arrive at Finca las Glorias Almuerzo: Restaurante Finca las Glorias

1:00-3:00 pm--Sightseeing trip to Pulhapanzak Falls

4:00-5:00 pm--Boat tour on Lago Yojoa

6:30 pm--Cena: Restaurante Finca las Glorias

LODGING:--Finca las Glorias

ESNACIFOR HOST:--Ing. Elmer Mauricio Cruz Garcia

 

DAY 6

7:00 am--Desayuno: Restaurante Finca las Glorias

8:00-9:30 am--Program at Finca las Glorias

        Meet:

        • Gaspar Pineda (Gerente Genera)
        • Roberto Diaz del Valle (Agronomist)

        Program:

        • Tour coffee plantation and discuss agroforestry applications

10:00-4:00 pm--Program with Proyecto Aldea Global (PAG)

        Meet:

        • Alexis Oliva (Coordinador Regional)
        • Trinidad Flores (Extencionista)

                       Program

        • Overview of PAG organization
        • Visit PAG projects in sustainable community development at Yure and San Isidro
        • Visit Los Pinos Environmental Center in Parque Nacional Cerro Azul Meambar, hike in the lower cloud forest

12:00 pm--Almuerzo: Sack lunch from Finca las Glorias

6:30 pm--Cena: Restaurante Finca las Glorias

LODGING:--Finca las Glorias

ESNACIFOR HOST:--Ing. Oscar Leveron

 

DAY 7

7:00 am--Desayuno: Restaurante Finca las Glorias

8:00 am--Depart for Siguatepuque & ESNACIFOR -- Escuela Nacional de

               Ciencias Forestales

               (National School of Forest Sciences)

9:30 am--Arrive at ESNACIFOR

10:30-3:00 pm--Program with ESNACIFOR

                          Meet:

        • Ing. Manuel Hernandez Paz ( Director Ejecutivo)
        • Ing. Julio Eguigurens (Sub-Director)
        • Ing. Oscar Leveron ( Jefe del Banco de Semillas)
        • Ing. Salvador Romero

                          Program:

        • Welcome and overview of ESNACIFOR programs
        • Tour of campus facilities and activities

12:00 pm--Almuerzo: Granja de Elia (Siguatepeque)

4:00 pm--Play futbolito with ESNACIFOR students

5:30 pm--Cena: Cafeteria de ESNACIFOR

7:00 pm--Cultural Night with ESNACIFOR students and faculty

8:30 pm--Socialize with ESNACIFOR students at the Student Club

LODGING:--Dormitory at ESNACIFOR

ESNACIFOR HOST:--Ing. Salvador Romero

         

DAY 8

7:00 am--Desayuno: Granja de Elia (Siguatepeque)

8:00--4:00 pm--Program with Vecinos Mundiales (World Neighbors)

        Meet:

        • Alicia Medina, Family Health Program Coordinator
        • Project Promoters

        Program:

        • Visit Vecinos Mundiales project in sustainable community development at Concepcion del Sur and regional villages in the buffer zone of Parque Nacional Santa Barbara

12:00 pm--Almuerzo: lunch provided by ESNACIFOR and World Neighbors

6:30 pm--Cena: Barbecue at ESNACIFOR

Lodging--Dormitory at ESNACIFOR

ESNACIFOR Host--Ing. Samuel Rivera

 

DAY 9

7:00 am--Desayuno: Granjoa de Elia (SIguatepeque)

8:00-11:30 am--Tour of ESNACIFOR forest operations

                         Meet:

        • Ing. Daniel Galeano
        • Ing. Salvador Romero
        • Dr. Jose Melgar

                         Program

        • Timber harvesting (cable yarding) and thinning (oxen)
        • Charcoal production
        • Resin Production

12:00 pm--Almuerzo: Granja de Elia (Siguatepeque)

1:30 pm--Depart ESNACIFOR; drive to Comayagua

2:30 pm--Program with AFE-COHDEFOR at La Soledad Estacion Experimental

               (Comayagua)

        Meet:

        • Ing. Gaspar Alvarado
        • Ing. Indira Martinez

        Program

        • Overview of CONSEFORH (Conservacion y Silvicuultura de Especies Forestales de Honduras)
        • Tour of plantations and operations

4:00 pm--Depart La Soledad; drive to Tegucigalpa

5:30 pm--Arrive at Tegucigalpa

7:00 pm--Cena: Restaurante El Patio (Tegucigalpa)

LODGING:--Hotel MacArthur (Tegucigalpa)

ESNACIFOR HOST:--Dr. Jose Melgar

         

DAY 10

7:00 am--Desayuno: Cafeteria Hotel MacArthur

8:00 am-2:30 pm--Program with Aserradero Sansone

        Meet:

        • Jose Munoz (Jefe Departamento Forestal)

        Program:

        • Tour Sawmill operations (Rio Dulce)
        • Tour forest mamagement operations (near Talanga)

12:00 pm--Almuerzo: barbecue hosted by Aserradero Sansone

2:30 pm--Depart Talanga region; drive to Valle de Angeles

5:30 pm--Arrive at Valle de Angeles

6:30 pm--Cena; en Valle de Angeles

????pm--Meet Fabian Lobo at his music shop

LODGING:--Hotel MacArthur

ESNACIFOR HOST:--Dr. Jose Melgar

 

DAY 11

ESNACIFOR HOST:--Dr. Jose Melgar

7:00 am--Desayuno: Hotel MacArthur

8:00-10:00 am--Sightseeing and souvenir shopping in Valle de Angeles

10:30 am--Depart Valle de Angeles; drive to airport in Tegucigalpa

1:12 pm--Departure flight from Tegucigalpa to Tulsa; lunch on plane; brief

                transfer in

               Houston

6:55 pm--Arrive at Tulsa airport

???? pm--Supper at fast-food restaurant in route to Stillwater or at your home if

               you live in the Tulsa area.