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.
Leatherback turtle volunteer vacation with SEE Turtles
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.
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!
Volunteer at Asis Wildlife Rescue Center and work with rescued animals, from monkeys to peccarys, kinkajous, macaws and more! Also, have a chance to explore the town of La Fortuna, walk on lava beds in Arenal Volcano National Park, visit an organic farm, and more!
Spend several nights at a remote sea turtle project patrolling the beach in search of nesting leatherbacks and hatchlings, explore local canals for wildlife, visit a butterfly farm and local school. At the end of the week, relax on a white sand beach before heading back towards the central valley and home.
Visit the cloud forest and participate in community activities such as sugar cane processing , pulping fruit and artisan workshops. Next, travel to the Sarapiqui region and have a chance to raft, float or tube down the Sarapiqui River.
Work side-by-side with local researchers on an in-water monitoring project on the Osa Peninsula. Your volunteer work will also include reforestation and mangrove clean up. You'll also visit Manuel Antonio National Park, have a chance to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Playa Hermosa and go on an ocean kayaking excursion.