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    Global Works – Costa Rica: Wildlife Research and Conservation

    Global Works – Costa Rica: Wildlife Research and Conservation


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destination: Costa Rica
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Three Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Community Service
    • Sub-Categories: Whitewater Rafting, Animal Rights and Rescue, Wildlife Conservation
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    This 21 day service trip for 9th through 12th graders is focused on environmental community service and wildlife rehabilitation. Students will also experience Costa Rica through hiking, surfing, rafting, and many outdoor excursions. It’s an unbeatable wildlife teen service program!

    Over 21 days, students will volunteer at a local wildlife refuge and travel via boat to the Caribbean Coast. There, they may witness the conservation efforts of the native leatherback sea turtles. They'll study them and patrol the beech for turtle eggs. They can expect to earn up to 50 community service hours through hands-on work in the local ecosystems. Other activities may include an overnight rafting adventure, visiting a local dairy farm, identifying species at the Monteverde Cloud Forest, and surfing lessons!