Maderas Rainforest COnservancy

The Maderas Rainforest Conservancy operates at two field stations which offer a variety of classes for students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. La Suerte (Costa Rica) and Ometepe (Nicaragua) Biological Field Stations were established in 1993. We are proud caretakers of privately owned forested land. We have dedicated our efforts to providing a safe place for scientists and future scientists to train by offering boarding, research facilities, and a variety college level field and research courses. The classes bring students into direct contact with the environment they are studying. We offer courses in various disciplines including Primate Behavior and Ecology, Rain Forest Ecology, Primate Communication, Cloud Forest Ecology, Ornithology, Entomology, Herpetology, Inventorying Biodiversity, Tropical Ethnobotany, and Art and Photography. Beside our field classes we are also available to host year round, independent researchers, independent groups (high school and college level), charity and medical missions, and private gatherings. Tropical forests remain in danger of extinction due to economic pressures. We remain dedicated to protecting their existence by promoting conservation and education. We welcome you to join us in our efforts.

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 Field School
Primate behavior students at Ometepe.
Course Descriptions
Cabin at the base of Volcán Maderas  (Ometepe).