Costa Rica Teen Travel EdVenture – Biodiversity, Sustainability, and Tropical Adventure

Costa Rica beach

Join a group of fellow teens and a Zoo naturalist for a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Costa Rica. Explore the rainforest and beaches and learn about the area’s amazing biodiversity of plants and animals, local conservation issues, and global matters of sustainability.

The country’s tropical trees, plants and flowers, colorful birds, and wildlife will delight your senses. View a variety of wildlife, including: monkeys, sloths, coatis, bats, the resplendent quetzal, toucans, and Scarlet macaws. Expect to find an incredible range of insects, reptiles, and amphibians.

Along the way, try activities like zip-lining, rafting, and horseback riding, and meet and work with local high school students.

This trip is designed for any high school student with an interest in wildlife and a taste for travel!

“The Costa Rica trip was an incredible experience. I was able to zip line over gorgeous canopies and be hiking in the cloud forest an hour later. I learned all about Costa Rica’s biodiversity and conservation attempts. What was really cool about it was that you were actually there to see what you were learning about; we would listen to a lecture on bats and then see bats hanging in the eaves of our hotel. It was a great combination of education and fun. Our guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I loved bonding with all of my fellow travelers, and I definitely found some life-long friends. I would recommend this trip to everyone, whether you’re a devoted environmentalist or just looking to travel.” – Teen participant

“This trip helped to narrow down how I can best help animals and the environment using my skills. I am equally passionate with a better plan.” – Teen participant

Dates: July 20-30, 2019
Ages: Teens ages 14-18 years old
Cost: $2,050 plus airfare
Deposit: A $500 deposit will be due during registration

Deadline to Register: April 30, 2019

Cancellation Policy for the Teen Costa Rica Travel EdVenture 2019:

  • Prior to Feb 28: Full refund of land cost minus a $100 transaction fee
  • Feb 28-April 30: 50% refund of land cost
  • After April 30: No refund

(*Any flight payments are not refunded)

How to Register

Register Online 

Trip Leader: Jen Warg, Family Program Coordinator

If you would like to be placed on the interested list for any future trips please e-mail [email protected].