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Sea Turtles, Dolphins and Whales

Join for a Costa Rican Scientific Adventure!

A Conservation Biology Program

 

10 Days / 9 Nights

 

 

Enjoy the Osa Peninsula on the Southern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica! Surrounded by beaches, mangroves and estuaries this area creates unique habitats for both permanent and migratory species. Students will join the studies of sea turtles and dolphins, collecting data and helping with rehabilitation and rescue. As the mangroves play an essential role in the coastal ecosystem, students will also participate in the Mangrove Reforestation Project to improve water quality and a healthy habitat. Enjoy zip lining, white water rafting, or sea kayaking to wrap up your program!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Santa Cruz High School Costa Rica Trip Highlight Gallery

 

 


 

 
Curriculum & Trip Highlights:

 

  • Perform survey of sea turtle population following LAST/WIDECAST protocols
  • Patrol beaches at night and take part in sea turtle field science
  • Participate in the Mangrove Forest Conservation Project
  • Learn about mammal research using trap cameras
  • Study sea turtles & crocodiles at Reserva Playa Tortuga
  • Zipline through a beautiful forest
  • Whitewater raft or kayak through several different ecosystems
  • Study critical dolphin habitats and the size and structure of dolphin populations
  • Study unique species of frogs and learn about their unique adaptations
  • Perform community service at a rural elementary school
  • 10-day itinerary includes surfing lessons and Manuel Antonio National Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your 10 Days / 9 Nights Program Includes:

 

 

  • Airfare
  • All accommodations
  • Private in-country transportation
  • Bi-lingual naturalist guide
  • All meals
  • All activity and entrance fees
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additionally, Scholastic Expeditions provides basic medical, dental and accidental insurance package

 

 

2018 Dates:

June 20th to June 29th

July 11th to July 20th

Price: $3485.00

 

 

Additional Travel Protection:

 

Scholastic Expeditions provides basic medical, dental and accidental insurance at no cost to the traveller. Travelers can however purchase additional travel protection.

 

For more information on cost and coverage, please download the information sheet.

     

 

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