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14-day Amazon Field Ecology Course

Rainforest Field Research, Biodiversity & Culture

This course incorporates cultural exchange and service learning and provides cross-curricular learning experiences designed to deepen understanding of global environmental issues. The Amazon Field Ecology Course is ideally suited for AP and Honors Environmental Science and Biology students, International Baccalaureate students and undergraduate study programs.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Peruvian Amazon
  • Trip Length:
    14 days / 13 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year Round

10-day Amazon Expedition

Rainforest Adventure, Culture & Citizen Science Research

Get a full day of research with Amazon faculty and research scientists! This trip includes a full day of citizen science research at Amazon Conservatory of Tropical Studies with workshops and guest lectures from our Amazon faculty and research scientists.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Peruvian Amazon
  • Trip Length:
    10 days/ 9 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round

7-day San Carlos Service Trip

Hands-on work in a sustainable community

Immerse yourself in the small, sustainable community of San Carlos located in Costa Rica's Central Mountain Range. Work side by side with local community members on painting projects, participate in the coffee making process and get your hands dirty in the vegetable gardens.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • When:
    Year round
  • Trip Length:
    7 day / 6 night

8-day Peru Highland Trip

Cultural & Historical Exploration

See the sights of historic Lima, fly to Cusco and spend three nights at 11,000 ft., explore the sacred Urubamba Valley, spend a day participating in a school service project and take the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and spend a day hiking the ruins.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Peru
  • When:
    Year-round
  • Trip Length:
    8 day/ 7 night

9-Day Costa Rica Caribbean Ecology Trip

Work with turtles & conduct research at Veragua Rainforest Park

Explore the ecology, ecosystems and people of Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. Participate in sea turtle conservation, spend an afternoon with an indigeneous community, participate in research at Veragua Rainforest Research Park and spend a night on a small family farm.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • When:
    mid-March through mid‐July (during the turtle nesting and hatching seasons)
  • Trip Length:
    9 days / 8 nights

7-day Costa Rica Leatherback Turtle Volunteer Trip

Leatherback turtle volunteer trip

EcoTeach has partnered with SEE Turtles to offer the Costa Rica Leatherback Sea Turtle Trip. Spend four nights patrolling beaches for nesting sea turtles at a turtle conservation project on the Caribbean Coast. Participate in population studies, collect eggs, tag turtles and relocate eggs to a safe hatchery.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    May 14-20, 2017 / June 10-16, 2017

2017 Costa Rica Educator Trip

Costa Rica Trip for Teachers

This trip was created just for teachers wanting to preview a student trip to Costa Rica. It's affordable, educational and includes hands-on conservation work, cultural exchange and real-world experiences. Participate in sea turtle research and mangrove conservation on the Osa Peninsula, hike in the cloud forest, interact with an indigenous community, live like a local in a sustainable community and spend a night on a family-run farm.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Available Trip Dates:
    July 22-29, 2017

10-day Costa Rica Coast to Coast

Turtle Conservation & Tropical Forest Exploration

Patrol sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean Coast, participate in a community reforestation project, spend a night with a local farm family, explore Arenal Volcano National Park and then travel to the northeastern region of the country to explore Rincon de la Vieja. Along the way, visit Pacific beaches, raft, zip line, hike and more!

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • When:
    March through Mid-July.

8-day Costa Rica Green Sea Turtle Volunteer Trip

Volunteer with Green Sea Turtles

EcoTeach has partnered with SEE Turtles to offer the Green Sea Turtle Volunteer trip to Costa Rica. Help biologists monitor green and hawksbill turtles by boat on the Osa Peninsula, measure and tag turtles before releasing back into the water, participate in mangrove reforestation, hike in the rainforest, visit the on-site turtle rescue center and tour a chocolate farm.


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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • When:
    Sign up for the trip date below or form a group & pick your own dates
  • Trip Length:
    8 days/ 7 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    July 16-23, 2017

7-day Costa Rica Ocean Wildlife Volunteer Expedition

Monitor sea turtles, dolphins & whales

EcoTeach has partnered with SEE Turtles to offer this trip. Work with biologists and project staff on an in-water turtle monitoring program, participate in mangrove reforestation. You'll also go in search of humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins and visit Manuel Antonio National Park and spot monkeys, sloths, lizards and more!

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    7 day / 6 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    August 13-20