A unique experience from a volunteer out of londen into the Jungle

By: Alex, Great Britain

"Immersed in the middle of Costa Rica nearby a small village called San Miguel, I got to experience first hand with biodiversity data collection, permaculture and reforestation. Contrary to other places in Costa Rica where, for quite a high price, I was only offered to interact with animals kept in refuges' enclosures, at Work With Nature, I encountered real wildlife at their door step: sloths, armadillos, kinkajous, coatis, toucans, oropendolas, tayras, one caïman and so many other multicoloured birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes and insects!

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Erika who had a great time with making a difference in the world

By: Erika Shook

“This was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had! The farm was beautiful and truly felt like home even though I was only there for a short period of time (2 weeks). I wish I could have stayed longer. Maarten and Hanneke were so friendly and truly made everyone feel welcome. All the other students and myself became very close very quickly and I made great friends. The work itself was extremely rewarding and felt as though I really was making a difference in the world. One of my favorite projects being done was the reforestation project where I actively participated in re-growing a rainforest (planting trees).

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Experience of a two weeks volunteer job in Costa Rica

By: Kara Mikhitarian

“My friend Erika and I went together for three weeks to the project in San Miguel. Going in, we weren’t quite sure what to expect, but we were both beyond satisfied with our time there. We actually wished we could have stayed there long-term to work on a research project. So, our two-week stay was filled with learning, volunteer work, and the beginnings of scientific studies that the project leaders were starting after the new year.

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Hannah her life-changing and eye-opening experience at Work with Nature in Costa Rica

Hannah Elzinga, USA

“Being an Environmental Research Intern for two months was truly a life-changing and eye-opening experience. I found this internship because I was looking to do something good for the planet while traveling and advancing my career in conservation biology. This experience was the perfect combination of all three. I chose work with nature because Marteen (the primary biologist and co-founder of the foundation) let me design my own research project. Because I already had some experience with field biology and doing biological research I wanted to see if I could challenge myself to design and execute my own project. I ended up establishing a system for monitoring biodiversity levels in different types of rainforest and reforested areas. This was truly a valuable collaborative effort between myself, Marteen and Hanneke and ended up being a very successful project.

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