The Sarapiquí Conservation Learning Center (SCLC) is a non-profit organization located in Costa Rica that offers opportunities for mutual exchange between visitors and local people through cultural activities and service projects. Funded in part by its ecotourism activities, the SCLC focuses its efforts in four areas: environmental education, community development, conservation, and tourism. The SCLC was established in 1993 by Holbrook Travel and Selva Verde Lodge Founder Giovanna Holbrook and her friend and fellow pioneer Bertha Carter to support the local community and bring unique environmental and cultural education opportunities to our travelers. The SCLC’s projects, which are run by international volunteers and community members, include environmental education, rural tourism activities, English classes, community outreach, women’s groups, and scholarship funds for high school students. Visit for more information.