This summer, I had the amazing opportunity to travel with some of my classmates to Costa Rica and Nicaragua on a school field trip. In Nicaragua, we stayed in the beautiful city of Granada, and explored nearby villages. In Costa Rica, we spent time with indigenous people, and also got the chance to stay in…

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In 2013, Carol Shapiro arrived at Estacion Las Tortugas, a sea turtle conservation station on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast, to help protect nesting leatherback turtles and participate in trash assessment activities – a volunteer trip created by the Sea Turtle Restoration Project and EcoTeach. During her three days at the station, Shapiro and her fellow volunteers patrolled…

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EcoTeach is now traveling to Ecuador and we’re looking for students and teachers passionate about educational travel to join us!    If you’re considering an international student trip and want your students to experience authentic cultural exchange, participate in hands-on community work and have real-world experiences, check out our new Ecuador itinerary and be inspired by the “10 Reasons to Travel to Ecuador.” …

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We’ve all done our share of fundraising.    We buy things we don’t want, we sell things we don’t believe in and we eventually end up with a freezer full of cookie dough that will last longer than the freezer.  We justify it because it’s easy, it’s what we’ve always done or we tell ourselves, “we’ll find something…

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The kitchen is the heart of any home. It’s where we celebrate.  It’s where we cry. It’s where we learn to love and dislike certain foods.  It’s where family traditions take life.  It’s where we discuss our lives, the lives of others, what’s going on in our communities and around the world. So, what better place to experience a new country…

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Of course, we know the Costa Rican people are known for their warmth, generosity and welcoming spirit.  And we’re never surprised to hear our travelers sing the praises of our passionate Costa Rican guides, dedicated conservation project staff and communities and families they visit.  However, when a college professor recounted this amazing story of hospitality from a recent trip to Costa Rica, it…

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EcoTeach has partnered with Environmental Expeditions to offer the Costa Rica Field Expedition for Educators from July 18-27, 2013.   This 10-day workshop is packed with hands-on field study and volunteer work.  You’ll tour Veragua Rainforest Research Park and work on their unique frog monitoring program, spend two nights at a Caribbean sea turtle station where…

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Costa Rica is one of the world’s most biodiverse nations with 25% of its land protected as national parks or reserves.   With their recent ban on hunting, ban on shark finning and commitment to becoming carbon neutral by 2021, Costa Rica is an exemplary model of how to promote sustainabilty. Banned hunting This month,…

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  Chances are you didn’t take a class on “traveling with your students” while you were getting your degree in Education.  That’s why we’re here to offer some advice.   EcoTeach has been providing student educational trips to Costa Rica for twenty years.   We’ve attended hundreds of parent meetings, had conversations with countless school administrators and…

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EcoTeach expeditions to Costa Rica are known for hands-on conservation work, authentic cultural exchange and real-world educational experiences in Costa Rica.   Now, we’re proud to add neighborhood beautification to our list of hands-on activities.   Mosaic artist, Laurel True, will lead a group of EcoTeach participants in a Community Mosaic Mural Making Trip in Costa Rica from…

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