Environment

Scholastic Expeditions
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Our conservation, biodiversity and climate change programs provide students the rich and rewarding experience of doing field work that matters while concurrently engaging in the defining issue of our time. These programs are wonderfully suited to bring together the natural and social sciences working to effect positive outcomes in our vastly changing global climate.

Costa Rica: Butterflies, Birds and Big Cats

Following a day at the Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna Waterfalls, students will visit the Monteverde Frog Pond and Butterfly Garden to study the unique biology of cloud forest creatures. A visit to the Instituto Asis Wildlife Center and later the Las Pumas rescue facility will expose students to the different stages of rehabilitation animals…
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Costa Rica: Sea Turtles, Dolphins & Whales

On this marine biology excursion enjoy the Osa Peninsula on the Southern Pacific of Costa Rica! Surrounded by beaches, mangroves and estuaries this area creates unique habitats for both permanent and migratory species. Students will join the out-in-water studies of sea turtles, dolphins, and whales, collecting data and helping with rehabilitation and rescue. As the…
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Climate Change 1 : The Tropics

Climate change is the most passionately debated issue of our time. We offer two stunning programs devoted to working together to effect positive outcomes in climate change. Discover the world’s natural wonders while you study the nexus of technology, natural resources, and human development under the guidance of world-renowned specialists. Gain an in-depth understanding of…
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Channel Islands Marine Program

Explore the Santa Barbara Channel Islands with us and discover the beauty of the region sometimes referred to as the “American Galapagos.” Students will learn about this biodiversity hotspot and practice the skills and methods used by real scientists to understand it! Get up close and personal with the diverse marine life of the region…
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Costa Rica: Endangered Species Expedition

Begin your Costa Rica experience by exploring the Arenal Volcano, Venado Caves, and La Fortuna waterfalls! The adventure continues as students learn about unique species of endangered frogs, butterflies, and monkeys, and navigate the cloud forest canopy of Monteverde on an exhilarating ziplining tour. Throughout the program students will be learning about biodiversity, habitat sustainability…
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