Abroad101’s Cool Program of the Week – Saving Sea Turtles


What could be cooler than saving sea turtles AND getting school credit or service learning hours for doing it!  Broadreach is the host to this week’s cool program, Costa Rica & Nicaragua Sea Turtle Ecology where your turtle studies include time at a hatchery, in-water monitoring and participate in a reforestation project.  You’ll snorkel and may even learn diving.

After touching down in Nicaragua, jump right into your turtle studies at a Nicaraguan research center. Experience the thrills of the Costa Rican jungle on the rapids of the Sarapiqui River. Next, learn how to do turtle night patrols and research on unique kinds of sea turtles. Assist biologists with in-water turtle surveys, collecting data on population structure, habitat and health. Explore conservation challenges facing sea turtles and research what you can do about them, including night patrols of hatching habitats. Follow this up with hands-on work at a turtle hatchery in the Costa Rican town of San Miguel.

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