Thursday
Nov162017

Learning Something New  Everyday

Before coming here, I was prepared and excited to learn a lot about the natural world around me. Living in an environment of such dense biodiversity, you see incredible clips of nature that send your mind into a state of childlike wonder.

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Thursday
Nov162017

A Week in the Jungle  School

After being a week in jungle, I taught local children in the school English. I had support of a fellow volunteer who has in the past already taught the children English.

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Wednesday
Nov082017

A Visit To The Chocolate  Farm

As fantastic as the jungle camp life is; it’s always a nice treat catching the bumpy collective ride into Puerto Jimenez for a fun filled weekend. Kicking it off as we meant to go on – enjoying a nice meal with the others, washed down by a couple’a cold ones, all accompanied by addictive card games.

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Wednesday
Nov012017

Puma, Termites and Pura  Vida!

Only 12 days have passed since I arrived at Camp Osita from the East of England and every day has had me completely immersed in nature.

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Tuesday
Oct242017

A Snapshot of Memories from Camp  Osita!

Here are a few snipets from my time in Carate on the Turtles, Big Cats and Primates conservation project. There are too many fantastic experiences to write down so I have just selected a few from my favourite days on camp!

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Wednesday
Oct182017

My Adventure  Begins

Costa Rica Big Cats, Primates and Turtles was a dream come true. This project includes a variety of wildlife that is only found in Costa Rica. Wildlife back home in upstate NY is not nearly as diverse or plentiful. When I arrived after a long day of travelling and emotional goodbyes, I was met with warmth and smiles.

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Thursday
Sep282017

Total  Immersion

A journey from western suburbia to the Costa Rican jungle...

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Tuesday
Sep192017

Buenos Días Camp  Osita!

It is very difficult to wake up on the wrong side of the bed when there are so many different kinds of mornings to be had here at Camp Osita.

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Monday
Sep112017

Bright Beasts and Identity  Thieves

The jungles of Costa Rica are home to some of the most diverse communities of wildlife in the world. Across the many ecosystems in the country, every species has its own unique strategies for survival. Some animals will use camouflage to hide in plain sight from predators, or even their prey. Others may have a powerful bite as a defence mechanism, such as the bullet ant.

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Tuesday
Sep052017

The Upside I Didn't Expect From Camp  Osita

When considering coming to Costa Rica to get my first experience in conservation fieldwork, I was thinking primarily about the abundance of wildlife that Costa Rica is famous for.

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