ARCC Summer Programs | Costa Rica: Protecting Rainforest Wildlife
- Costa Rica
- San José
1 - 4 weeks
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Feb 17, 2023
Sep 30, 2022
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Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world; in fact, you can find nearly five percent of all known plant and animal species in its world-famous national parks and wildlife refuges.
This three-week program is perfect for students who want to learn more about the environment and interact with the marine and land animals of this eco-friendly nation. During this wildlife adventure, we visit some of Costa Rica’s most iconic regions, ranging from breathtaking cloud forests to pristine beaches to lush rainforests. We assist local park rangers, scientists, and conservation experts who are committed to protecting the wildlife of this beautiful country and enjoy adventures such as ziplining, and waterfall hikes.
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- Assist Scientists with Jaguar Research in the Rainforests of the Osa Peninsula
- Work Alongside Biologists Patrolling Beaches During a Sea Turtle Conservation Project
- Help Cloud Forest Researchers Tag and Release Tropical Songbirds
- Zipline Through the Treetops of the Monteverde Cloud Forest
- Snorkel Through Vibrant Coral Reefs and Watch for Humpback Whales at Isla del Caño
Response from ARCC Programs
Thank you for taking the time to provide this important information. This is, unfortunately, the first we have heard about the behind-the-scenes treatment of your granddaughter and we, too, are very disappointed to know that this occurred. We commend your granddaughter on not only her ability to persevere in the midst of a difficult situation but to even walk away with an appreciation for her experience despite the challenges you mention. As a program, one of our goals is to facilitate meaningful relationships among students by way of ice-breakers, games, leadership activities, and the shared experiences of traveling to new places. Our hope is that this helps to create a solid foundation for the students to operate within throughout the program. We are sorry to hear that some students did not align with the ethics of our program and used time, when not directly supervised by our leaders, to mistreat your granddaughter. We only wish we would have known about this while your granddaughter was still on the program so we could have taken steps to remedy the situation. We are always looking to grow and improve as an organization and remain motivated by this experience in our continual efforts to combat bullying and exclusive behavior. Please feel free to reach out to us directly to provide any additional feedback.