Touch down in Nicaragua and jump right into your turtle studies at a Nicaraguan research center. Assist with in-water monitoring and participate in a reforestation project.
Along the beautiful beaches of Nicaragua, work with one of the largest concentrations of sea turtles found anywhere in the world. Then, it's off to Costa Rica to experience the thrills of the Costa Rican jungle on the rapids of the Sarapiqui River. In this stunning place, assist biologists with in-water turtle surveys, collecting data on population structure, habitat and health. Explore conservation challenges facing sea turtles and research what you can do about them, including night patrols of hatching habitats. Follow this up with hands-on experience at a turtle hatchery in the Costa Rican town of San Miguel.
“We learned a lot about sea turtles, but also about the different cultures and communities we visited. I loved Costa Rica!” — Randelle Boots, Seekong, MA
- Patrol sea turtle nesting habitats
- Collect field data on endangered sea turtles
- Work alongside sea turtle field biologists
- Build and maintain sea turtle hatcheries
- Participate in a community based sea turtle conservation project
- Explore regional biodiversity of Costa Rica and Nicaragua
- Whitewater raft
- Minimum 18 years old
- High school graduate
- High school or college biology
- Minimum GPA: 2.50
- Completed at least one semester at college or graduated high school over a year ago