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The 2021 Costa Rica Family Rainforest Camp has been CANCELLED and is being rescheduled to 2022, stay tuned for more information.

The Florida Museum invites you and your family to join us at Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve in Costa Rica. Explore fascinating wildlife and forest ecosystems, and be immersed in the adventure of a living classroom as you participate in a hands-on, once-in-a-lifetime experience with Museum scientists.

 Costa Rica Family Rainforest Camp

June 28-July 4, 2021

Travel with the Florida Museum’s Akito Kawahara, Associate Curator at the Museum’s McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, and Lucas Majure, Assistant Curator at the University of Florida Herbarium. This enriching program is for families with children ages 5-17. Minors should be accompanied by at least one parent or guardian. Participants will be divided into appropriate age groups for activities and workshops.


people planting trees
Photo by Kristen Grace
  • Discover rainforest ecology on guided hikes through the Selva Verde Reserve.
  • Learn about the importance of biological corridors and conservation.
  • Participate in a reforestation project by planting native trees on local farms to help strengthen the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.
  • Visit a local school and meet with students and teachers to compare your daily school life with theirs.
  • Go birding with local ornithologists to search for macaws, toucans and other tropical birds.
  • Observe the fish, aquatic invertebrates and aquatic plants collected while dip netting. Use field tools, microscopes and small water tanks for a closer look at hard-to-see organisms.
  • Experience hands-on learning by seeing how to use your senses, microscopes and gadgets for finding, collecting and observing in the field.
  • Use your ears to listen for birds and then spot them using a scope.

These photos are from a previous trip. Read about it: A Family Affair: Summer camp in the Costa Rica rainforest


Name: Lisa Palmese-Graubard, Holbrook Travel

Phone: 800-451-7111 x339




Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve

7 kms de Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui (Chilamate, S.)
Sarapiqui, Heredia Province Costa Rica
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