Travel to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica with EcoTeach and patrol the beaches at night in search of nesting sea turtles at our sea turtle conservation station, Estacion Las Tortugas. Have a chance to come eye to eye with a Leatherback turtle as she digs her nest and lays 80-100 eggs. You may also conduct population studies, tag turtles, transplant eggs to a protected area or release hatchlings into the ocean.
During the day, explore the local canals for wildlife, hike in the surrounding rain forest or engage in an impromptu game of volleyball or soccer. You might also participate in volunteer activities such as building a hatchery or cleaning the beach of debris to make it easier for sea turtles to nest or return to the ocean.
Don’t miss the opportunity to help this endangered species that dates back 250 million years. EcoTeach has nine travel dates available from March – July, 2012 with prices starting at $999 land. So grab your friends, colleagues or family members and be a part of what our travelers call “a mystical and life changing” experience.
This trip is open to travelers age 10 and over. (Travelers age 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Click here to view details and travel dates available for EcoTeach’s 2012 sea turtle volunteer vacations.