One Bottle at a Time
By creating bricks made from plastic bottles packed densely with trash, Peace Corps Volunteers work with Guatemalan communities to meet the needs for ecological health and educational opportunities.
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Flash player is required to view this interactive page. Please go to www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/ to download the player.Podcast: Welcome to Guatemala!
Peace Corps Volunteer Laura Kutner gives a brief history of Peace Corps Volunteers’ involvement with bottle construction projects.
E-book: Building a Bottle School
Peace Corps Volunteer Stephanie Olivas tells her story about the way kids, parents, and community members worked together to build a new school in Quiche.
Slide show: Building a Better Future
Visit Alta Verapaz and see how PCV Chris Barry collaborated with local leaders to organize the community and construct a junior high school.
Slide show: A Community Effort
Visit Baja Verapaz and hear Peace Corps Volunteer Laura Kutner reflect on the value of engaging in service as a community.
Photo gallery: Bottle Construction 'How-To' Learn how to build your own bottle school from these step-by-step instructions.
Lesson: Explore More About Bottle Construction
Extend students' learning from these stories using the accompanying teaching suggestions.