This unique professional development workshop is an excellent introduction to the many field science opportunities available in Costa Rica. During this action-packed seminar, teachers will experience some of the exciting hands-on activities and expert lectures that can be included during student field expeditions. Daily peer exchange sessions will allow educators to share insights and ideas for maximizing the benefits of field experiences after returning to the classroom.
A Holbrook representative will be in attendance to share advice on topics such as fundraising, logistics, curriculum integration, gaining school board approval, and other suggestions based on each individual’s personal teaching goals. This program is ideal for high school teachers, but is also suitable for middle school educators, higher education instructors, and other education professionals.
LODGE & SCLC
Participants will have the chance to enjoy two local treasures: Selva Verde Lodge and the Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center (SCLC). Both are located in a 500-acre private retreat nestled in the rainforest and offer a combination of comfort, natural beauty and local education practices.
The SCLC is a non-profit organization founded to preserve and improve the cultural integrity of the rural Costa Rican community of Chilamate. With a focus on education and environmental conservation, the Center is an ideal venue for cultural exchange. While there, you may learn about
reforestation projects, trail building and maintenance, butterfly gardening, and medicinal plant cultivation.
Selva Verde Lodge features lush rainforest surroundings and generous Costa Rican hospitality. This eco resort was founded on the principles of environmental conservation and education, and the lodge was a pioneer in Costa Rican ecotourism. Selva Verde's 500-acre Sarapiquí rainforest preservation area provides habitat for a wide variety of birds, animals, reptiles, insects, and plants. It was recently awarded the fourth level of sustainability by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST).
Cost per person including all meals, activities lodging and round-trip flights between Miami and San José.
Receive a $350 credit if you choose to make your own air arrangements.
Bring a group of seven or more students into the field within two years of participating in this program and receive a $600 credit.
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