Program Details

Sea Turtles, Dolphins & Whales

Description

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 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!

Program Date
Jun 13th - Jun 21st 2019 9 Days

Itinerary (Sample Itinerary)

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  • Arrive at San Jose Internaonal Airport in the late morning
  • Lunch
  • Transfer to Osa Peninsula / Golfo Dulce
  • Sea Turtle Ocean Survey Talk
  • ALL DAY: Hands on research with Sea Turtles that forms part of ongoing conservation efforts in the Osa Peninsula
  • Night me Sea Turtle Observation Activity
  • Volunteer: Mangrove reforestation
  • Transfer to the Centro de Investigación de Cetáceos Research Center
  • Morning: Dolphin research from a boat at the Centro de Investigación de Cetáceos
  • Aernoon group presentaons on findings
  • Frog discovery night walk
  • Transfer to Playa Tortuga Research Center
  • Crocodile, Mammal, and Endangered Species Research Presentation
  • Playa Tortuga Sea Turtle Activity
  • Playa Tortuga Community Service helping to plot research areas, keep the beach clean, or working with local communities
  • Swim and Snorkel
  • Manuel Antonio NP Hike
  • Red eye flight to Costa Rica
  • Group is met by Scholastic Expeditions upon arrival in Costa Rica
  • Lunch on the road - Enjoy Costa Rica cooking
  • Fundacion Nubotropica - Arrive at a research station and take part in forest ecology.
  • Zip Line through the Cloud forest
  • Transfer back to San Jose
  • Farewell Dinner
  • San Jose City + Market Tour
  • Flight home

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