Hands-on scientific research immersion for students in Costa Rica! Explore Veragua Rainforest Park's 4,000 acre private reserve and learn about global sustainability at the grassroots level. Work with local researchers and study bats, butterflies, insects, owls and frogs. Travel to the Caribbean Coast and spend two nights helping to protect nesting leatherback sea turtles at a sea turtle conservation project. Help tag turtles, transplant eggs to a protected area or release hatchlings into the ocean.
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.
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!
Osa Peninsula turtle work & sustainable community visit
The perfect combination of conservation work and meaningful cultural immersion. Work side by side with local biologists to monitor local sea turtle populations and participate in mangrove reforestation. Then, head into the cloud forest and visit the town of Providencia to explore the cloud forest and engage in community activities.
This Costa Rica student trip is packed with a variety of educational activities. You customize your own itinerary by selecting from a list of projects, places and educational experiences. You might assist a leatherback turtle as she lays her eggs, visit with local schoolchildren, spend a day with an indigenous community or work with members of a sustainable community in the cloud forest.
Osa Peninsula turtle work & cloud forest community visit
Travel to Costa Rica's Pacific Coast and work with local researchers on an in-water turtle monitoring program to catch, study and release sea turtles. Next, head to the small town of Providencia located in the cloud forest and known for its sustainable lifestyle, warm hospitality and amazing vistas. Here, participate in community activities like pulping fruit, making cheese or crushing sugar cane.
Travel to the Caribbean Coast to patrol the beaches for nesting sea turtles, spend a night or two with a local farm family, participate in a local reforestation project, visit an indigenous community and fly through the rainforest on a zipline tour.