What You'll Learn
In addition to your day-to-day curriculum, your instructors will lead you through research protocols that will put you next to leatherback sea turtles, collecting biometric data (size, number of eggs laid, etc.). Scientists will then use your data to help improve leatherback conservation efforts around the world and increase our understanding of these mysterious and vulnerable creatures.
Connect with Your Costa Rican Peers
Seeing an ecosystem through the eyes of the people who live there is an invaluable experience. More than half of our Costa Rica program participants are Costa Rican, and they will shape your experience. You’ll meet, share perspectives and ideas, learn how leatherback sea turtles fit into Costa Rican culture, and discover how and why these turtles are valued – historic, current, and future trends. Your new friends are excited to meet you!