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The Florida Museum invites you and your family to join us at the 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

July 1-7, 2022

Travel with the Florida Museum’s Dave Blackburn, Curator of Herpetology at the Florida Museum of Natural History, and Lucas Majure, 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.
  • Meet children from a local community and learn about their daily life and culture while playing games together.
  • 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

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Name: Lisa Palmese-Graubard, Holbrook Travel

Phone: 800-451-7111 x339

Email: lisa@holbrooktravel.com

Website: View Organizer Website


Selva Verde Rainforest Reserve

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

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