SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 22, March 2017 - Page 118

Wildlife & Culture of Costa Rica

Experience some of the best of Costa Rica’s Wildlife and Culture. You’ll spend 2 nights working with giant leatherback turtles at research station on the northern Caribbean coast. The turtle work includes helping to measure the turtles, collect the eggs and move them to hatcheries, and working with hatchlings (if present). In addition, you'll visit a remote indigenous community, hike the rainforest, go to a unique butterfly farm, and more.

This trip is led by SEE Turtles Director Brad Nahill, in partnership with Portland Community College. Profits from this trip will help to save at least 100 hatchlings at a turtle nesting beach per participant.

Date: May 21 - 28, 2017

Price: $1,895 per person ($300 to register)

Discounts Available:

*Early bird discount of $50 for the first 8 to register (5 registered to date)

*$50 off for paying by check

*Monthly payment plans are available until 3 months before trip departure

Includes: In-country transport, meals, lodging, activities, guides, and a donation to turtle conservation.

Excludes: Airfare to Costa Rica, personal items, and tips for guide and driver.


*This trip is in partnership with Portland Community College but is open to

adults anywhere (the trip is not specifically for students).

*Group size is limited to 15 people maximum.

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