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Coordinator:

Elizabeth Bean

studycorcovado@gmail.com

+011 506 8361 2047

Educational Student Trips to the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica

All group trips include two, bilingual, professional guides that have experience in leading educational tours in Costa Rica , boat transport, lodging, three wholesome meals per day, and tours. The length, budget and activities within each of the programs can all be customized to fit the needs of your school or group. When planning a group trip to Costa Rica, one is faced with countless choices and decisions to make. Making these decisions can be overwhelming and we are here to inform, educate, and ensure that your experience is safe, educational and enlightening.

Our programs are ideal if your group wants to spend more time in the field than traveling from destination to destination. Students get settled in our jungle paradise for an entire week or more!​ There is so much to learn and do on the Osa, and no need to waste time and money on buses and constant transport.

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Programs

 Group leaders who organize a group of 8 or more full paying participants receive the program free of charge. This also applies to 2 group leaders with groups of 16 or more! Educators as well as university students who organize groups are considered group leaders.

The marine biology program focuses on educating students about the incredible ocean biodiversity around Corcovado and Cano Island. This 7 day program includes:

*Private boat transport to and from *Sierpe

*3 square meals a day

*accommodation

*professional tour guides

Day 1- Transport from SJO airport to Sierpe                            

Flights must arrive by 9am

Lunch                                                             

Boat transport to the Biological Station                                                        

Orientation

 

Day 2 - Cano Island snorkel tour

Tidal Pool Night Adventure                  

 

Day 3- Corcovado National Park Guided Tour                                               

 

Day 4 - Blue water/ spinner dolphin tour                                                                 

 

Day 5 - Sea turtle conservation and Rio Claro waterfalls tour             

 

Day 6 - Service project: beach cleanup

Plastic reduction Seminar

How to make Coconut milk

 

Day 7 – Boat transport from biological station to Sierpe              

Lunch                                                             

Transport from Sierpe to San Jose

 

Marine Biology

The environmental art program focuses on expressing environmental richness through creative works of art.  This program combines workshops and excursions to inspire students with the biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula.

This 6 day program includes:

-Private boat transport to and from Sierpe

-3 square meals a day

-accommodation

-professional tour guides

Day 1 - Transport from SJO airport to Sierpe                                                      (Flights must arrive by 9am)

-Lunch                                                           

-Boat transport to the Biological Station                                                           

-Orientation

 

Day 2: Intro to medicinal plants

Botanical drawing/painting

 

Day 3: Printmaking with nature

Fish printing ‘gyotaku’ workshop

 

Day 4: Choice of Cano Island Snorkeling, Corcovado National Park hike, or horseback riding

 

Day 5: Open studio

Venture our reserve, set up your easel, and let the ideas flow

 

Day 6 – Boat transport from biological station to Sierpe                   Lunch                                                            Transport from Sierpe to San Jose                        

Environmental Art

If you are looking for a remote tropical location to host your next survival expedition, our 130-acre nature reserve next to the biggest national park in Costa Rica is perfect. The property was featured on the third episode of season one of Surviorman on the Discovery Channel for its untouched landscape and safe distance from our biological station. Our coastal forest offers opportunities for fishing and learning how to survive on marine life. Streams in the forest allow one to collect safe drinking water and fresh water shrimp, and our many edible tropical plants offer food sources as well.

Survival group leaders can choose the intensity level of their course. Groups can stay in our dorm or cabin accommodations or they can opt to camp. All meals and tours can be provided upon request. Possible tours include: Corcovado National Park tour, Corcovado National Park overnight camping tour, Cano Island Snorkeling, Tree Climbing (top roping), horseback riding, guided night hikes, medicinal plant hike, fishing, and kayaking.

Survival Expeditions

The basic Osa visit program is designed for groups who only have time for a short visit to the Osa and want to get as much as they can out of four days. The price of this program does not include transport to or from San Jose but can be arranged upon request. This 4 day program includes:

-Private boat transport to and from Sierpe

-3 square meals a day

-accommodation

-professional tour guides

Day 1 - Boat transport to the Biological Station                                      -Orientation

-Guided night hike                                        

Day 2 - Cano Island snorkel tour

-Tidal Pool Night Adventure                           

Day 3 - Jungla del Jaguar Reserve Guided Tour                                                  -Camera trap monitoring project management and implications                 

Day 4 – Boat transport from biological station to Sierpe

                      

Short Osa Excursion

The outdoor education program focuses on educating students about wilderness survival and tropical nature. Students will learn how to identify edible plants and fish, how to catch bait and fish with a handline, the many uses for coconuts, animal tracking techniques, trail maintenance, and basic survival skills. This 8 day program includes:

*Private boat transport to and from Sierpe

*3 square meals a day

*accommodation

*professional tour guides

Day 1 - Transport from SJO airport to Sierpe                                                      (Flights must arrive by 9am)

-Lunch                                                           

-Boat transport to the Biological Station                                                           

-Orientation

Day 2 - Cano Island snorkel tour

-Fish identification class: How to tell if a fish is edible

-Fish filleting lesson                                                                                                    

-Tidal Pool Night Adventure: how to catch bait                                                      

Day 3- Animal tracking with a former hunter                                             -Handline fishing                                       

Day 4 – Corcovado National Park overnight tour                                           

                                                           

Day 5 – Return from Corcovado overnight

-Medical plant use and identification

-Edible plant identification                    

Day 6 - Service project: trail maintenance

-How to make Coconut milk and coconut flour

-Guided night hike                                                               

Day 7 – Knot tying workshop: climbing and belaying knots

-Canopy climb                                     

 

Day 8 – Boat transport from biological station to Sierpe                   Lunch                                                            Transport from Sierpe to San Jose

 

Extreme Outdoor Education

The environmental studies program focuses on educating students on the importance of wildlife conservation while learning about wildlife management techniques in Costa Rica and on the Osa Peninsula. This 7 day program includes:

*Private boat transport to and from Sierpe

*3 square meals a day

*accommodation

*professional tour guides

Day 1 - Transport from SJO airport to Sierpe  (Flights must arrive by 9am)

-Lunch                                                           

-Boat transport to the Biological Station                                                           

-Orientation

 

Day 2 - Cano Island snorkel tour

-Tidal Pool Night Adventure                                                    

Day 3 - Corcovado National Park Guided Tour                                                 

 

Day 4 - Camera trap monitoring project management and implications  

-Guided jungle excursion: turning hunters into rainforest guides                                                               

Day 5 - Sea turtle conservation and Rio Claro waterfalls tour                   

 

Day 6 - Service project: beach cleanup

Plastic reduction Seminar

How to make Coconut milk

Guided night hike                                     

 

Day 7 – Boat transport from biological station to Sierpe         

Lunch                                                             

Transport from Sierpe to San Jose           

       

Environmental Studies & Biology

Sea kayaking along the Osa Peninsula is a magical experience. Expeditioners can kayak along the coastline of the Corcovado National Park with a view of Cano Island on the horizon. Our kayaks support fishing poles for trolling so you can cast a line in our world class fishing waters. Continue past the San Pedrillo Station to explore the Llorona waterfall that falls straight onto the beach. There’s no better way to explore the coast of the Osa. You can ride a double or a single kayak, and families with small children can pop their tot in the child’s seat in the middle of our double kayaks.

Day 1: Boat transport to the Biological Station                                      -Orientation

 

Day 2:Kayak to San Jocesito cove for snorkeling

Tow a surfboard to surf Rincon beach along the way

 

Day 3: Kayak fishing Roca Campenario

Troll around our inshore rock formations for the chance to catch roosterfish, barracuda, mackerel, needlefish, and bonito.

 

Day 4: Rest Day

Horseback riding in our primary rainforest reserve

Watch monkeys in the trees above on horseback and trot along the beach with our local guide

 

Night Kayaking Bioluminescent Adventure

 

Day 5: Llorona waterfall

Kayak to Llorona waterfall in the Corcovado National Park

Bring a fishing pole to troll around Llorona where the river meets the ocean

Day 6: Boat transport from biological station to Sierpe                   Lunch                 

Sea Kayaking Expedition

Top 3 Highlights of these Student Itineraries

  • Focused learning of Rainforest and marine environments

    • Gain hands-on experience with understanding importance of these unique ecosystems and their flora and fauna

    • Explore through education and adventure the forest floor up to the canopy

  • Participate in Environmental Conservation Service Project

    • Put sustainability practices to work

  • Develop Global Leadership Skills

    • Discuss environmental sustainability practices, their effects and importance

    • Analyze, create and improve conservation projects home and abroad

    • Learn practical survival skills

    • See nature in a whole new light