The O2 For Life Education Program
O2 For Life hosts small groups of middle and high school students
offering them an experience of tropical nature in the living laboratory
that is our reserve.
Our visitors can explore, study, feel, smell and hear the incredible
diversity of life in the Osa region. The experience is truly holistic.
We like to refer to it as "tropical nature immersion".
We work closely with the teachers leading the groups to customize
the trips by tailoring activities to match their needs and specific
areas of interest. Our resident guides and bilingual Costa Rican
biologist provide a rich and well adapted experience for each visiting
To provide a cultural side to the experience, we promote interaction
between our guests and the Costa Rican employees living at the reserve.
With Florie, one of our caretakers, students learn how to
split coconuts and make the coconut milk used in the kitchen. They
play soccer, Tico style, with the locals and assist the cook
with preparing regional foods.
Meal time is always a great opportunity for cultural exchanges. Every one working at the reserve (our cook, naturalist, caretakers and their children) routinely share our meals. The familial and inclusive atmosphere makes it the perfect setting for our guests to practice their Spanish.
During their stay at the reserve, students visit various
points of interest around the Golfo Dulce and take part in activities
in local communities. Options are many including visiting local
villages, a botanical garden, or simply
enjoying "la pura vida" at a secluded beach. (Click here to learn more about our range of program activities.)
Small community service projects as well as exchanges with Costa
Rican students at local schools can be organized. Should
you wish a special project for your group, it is likely that we
can make arrangements for it.