Sea Turtles and Forest Ecology
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Sea Turtles and Forest Ecology

Join for a COSTA RICAN Scientific Adventure!


9 Days / 8 Nights




This Scholastic Expeditions program visits two Costa Rican regions, allowing students the opportunity to fully immerse into field projects for a more enriching conservation and ecological experience.  Trek through exotic forests full of wildlife and waterfalls. Participate in sea turtle beach patrols and research on a beautiful Costa Rican shore. Enjoy zip lining and surf lessons with expert instructors in one of the world’s premier surfing sites! 


Sea Turtles Project:  Students will have hands-on conservation biology experiences, working side-by-side with project researchers to improve sea turtles nesting and hatching success. Their efforts will impact these endangered sea-faring creatures in a real way as research is shared via our partner organization, WIDECAST/LAST, which participates as one of the members of the Sea Turtle World Congress.


Forest Ecology:  Through our partnership with Fundacion Nubotropica, a foundation created by the community to promote the conservation and sustainable development of the region, students will do forest research andlearn about biodiversity conservation, water shed protection and wood yields.



Curriculum and Trip Highlights:

  • Sea turtle preservation and night beach patrols

  • Measurement of nesting females, and monitoring hatchling

  • Spend 3 nights in Matapalo in the central Pacific Coast 

  • Zip line through a rainforest canopy

  • Enjoy 3 nights of cultural immersion homestays in Santa Maria de Dota

  • White water rafting on the Rio Naranjo/Rio Savegre 

  • Tour a sustainable Coffee Farm
  • Gain an intimate understanding of how coffee is grown,harvested and processed

  • Surf lessons with expert instructors 



Your 9 Days / 8 Nights Program Includes:

  • Airfare and all accommodations

  • Private in-country transportation with bi-lingual naturalist guide

  • All meals

  • All activity, entrance fees, Tips and gratuities

  • Science materials and supplies

  • Additionally, Scholastic Expeditions provides basic medical, dental and accidental insurance package


2019 dates:


June 12th to June 20th 

June 19th to June 27th 


Price : Student $3550.00 - Adult $3750



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.