Trips with this focus: STEM Based Curriculum

Conservation Meets Cultural Immersion for Families

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. Participate in mangrove reforestation. Next, head to a small mountain community to explore the cloud forest and engage in community activities.

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Trip Details

  • Trip Length:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year Round

9-day Costa Rica Caribbean Ecology Trip

Work with turtles on the coast & conduct research at Veragua Rainforest Park

Explore the ecology, ecosystems and people of Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast. Help protect leatherback sea turtles, participate in research at Veragua Rainforest Park, tour a small family farm and swim in the warm Caribbean waters of Cahuita National Park.

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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

10-day Costa Rica Coast to Coast

Turtle Conservation & Tropical Forest Exploration

Patrol sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean Coast, 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:
    mid-March through mid-July (during the turtle nesting and hatching season)

8 day Costa Rica Conservation Meets Cultural Immersion

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. Participate in mangrove reforestation. Next, head to a small mountain community to explore the cloud forest and engage in community activities.

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Trip Details

  • Trip Length:
    8 days/ 7 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round

9-day Essential Costa Rica

Our Most Popular Costa Rica Student Trip!

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.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    9 day / 8 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round (turtle work only available March to July)

11-day Classic Costa Rica

Turtle Work, Indigenous Community & Family Stays

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.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    11 day/10 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    March through mid‐July (during the turtle nesting and hatching seasons)

9-day Amazon Discovery Trip

Amazon rainforest, tropical ecology and cultural immersion

This Amazon trip focuses on experiential learning and each day offers a new perspective on the amazing Amazon! Students will explore Amazon biodiversity, indigenous cultures and spend a day of service in an Amazon village. The Amazon Discovery workshop is ideal for Winter term and Spring Break travel.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Peruvian Amazon
  • Trip Length:
    9 days / 8 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round (ideal for Winter term and Spring break)

Caribbean Sea Turtle Service Trip

Conservation work with sea turtles

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.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    7 day / 6 night
  • Available Trip Dates:
    mid-March through mid‐July (during the turtle nesting and hatching seasons)

Osa Sea Turtle Service Trip

Hands-on ecology & volunteer work

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.

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Trip Details

  • Where:
    Costa Rica
  • Trip Length:
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Available Trip Dates:
    Year round