You will be joining a team of international participants as an expedition member, stationed on base camp in the Tortuguero National Park of Costa Rica.
As a participant on this program you will conduct surveys and gather data on a variety of reptiles and amphibians that form part of the rainforest ecosystem. While the focus of the project remains reptile and amphibian diversity research, depending on the needs at the time, you will also participate in research on other species, including Jaguars, Aquatic Birds, or even Sea Turtles (dependent on nesting seasons).
You will be making a difference to the ecosystem of the rainforest while also learning a range of practical skills and knowledge that can boost a career in this field.
- You can look forward to some of the following highlights:
- Spending time in the Costa Rican National Park is an adventure in itself;
- Learning about the wildlife and habitat in the local area;
- Seeing unique wildlife in marine and coastal rainforest environments, including sea turtles, monkeys, neo-tropical birds and amphibians;
- Exploring the area by boat and canoe, including remote Caribbean beaches;
- Gaining a wide variety of skills, including learning survey techniques;
- Gaining practical field experience
Surrounded by amazing, rich and diverse rainforest is surreal. Whether its trudging knee deep in mud or working a leatherback, it is truly a rewarding and unforgettable experience!! Plus, there aren´t many opportunities to meet people from such different walks of life.