Environmentalist's Theme Park Doubles as Classroom

Maritza Morales Casanova, a National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer, created a revolutionary place where Mexico's youth can learn about the environment. Ceiba Pentandra Park is a free theme park that gives kids hands-on experience with nature and environmental issues. Park students with leadership ability can even become peer educators who plan activities and raise funds for projects they design and manage themselves.

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