Tropical Dry Forest Conservation in Costa Rica for Teens
- Project Info
- What are High School Specials?
- Community Service Credit
- High School Specials Impact Report
- Placement location: Barra Honda National Park
- Types of placements: National Park
- Accommodation: Shared Dormitory
- Age Requirements: 15-18 years old
- Arrival Airport: San Jose (SJO)
- Local Languages: Spanish
If you're interested in joining a conservation project and living in a gorgeous country, then look no further than this trip! Costa Rica is one of the most stable and well developed countries in Central America, ideal for volunteers who want to experience Latin America.
Volunteers work at the Conservation Project, which is based at the Barra Honda National Park. The park boasts 2,295 acres of tropical dry forest and one of the main attractions for visiting tourists is the fantastic network of underground caves and caverns.
Your stay will begin with an extensive tour of the park. You'll then be involved in a variety of ongoing projects, which may include reforestation work, mammal, butterfly, and bat studies, maintenance work, and restoring trails.
Volunteers live in shared dormitory accommodation in the park itself and there is a communal area where everyone eats together. An adventurous weekend trip to an outdoor destination offers you the chance to experience another aspect of Costa Rica's natural beauty.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Costa Rica Conservation Management Plan.
I particularly loved helping at the local community projects. We would educate the local children about recycling, teaching them what to recycle, and then go for a litter pick. After that we would all play on the football pitch and have so much fun! I loved the way that Projects Abroad got you involved in the community and everything you did felt like you really made a difference and you could really see the results of all your hard work. Read more...