O2 for Life
Education Program

Partnership with
Inner City School

Program Activities

Alvaro Ugalde Interview


"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful commited citizens can change the world. Indeed, that's the only thing that ever has."
-Margaret Mead


"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
-Martin Luther King Jr.

How You Can Help

Although we derive some income from student and private group fees, we mainly depend on the generosity of our supporters to cover the cost of managing the reserve and operating our educational programs.

We believe O2 For Life’s efforts contribute to the worldwide initiative to save and protect rainforest habitats. We also believe that the field trip experience at the reserve is transformative for the students. They leave the Osa with a changed sense of themselves in relation to the natural world and an awakened interest in conservation issues.

By working together, we will make a difference.

Alvaro Ugalde, "father of the Costa Rica national park system" spoke on supporting the O2 For Life Rainforest Foundation in an interview he gave at the La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad, Ca in 2006: (click here to read the complete interview)

Question: Why O2 For Life ? Why give to O2 For Life in Costa Rica ?

Alvaro Ugalde: Well, you can give to any organization. O2 For Life happens to be a great example. It happens to be something tangible. There’s people, there is forest, there is activity, there is education. So I think O2 For Life is a great opportunity for the people of the United States to help. I am not saying it is the only one, but it’s a great one. It’s fun, it’s fun people, motivated people and they have a beautiful reserve in Costa Rica.

Donate using Just GiveYou can help us achieve our mission by making a donation to the O2 For Life Rainforest Foundation. The O2 For Life Rainforest Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Click on the link above to donate online using JustGive.org or
if you'd prefer, you can mail your contribution to:

O2 for Life Rainforest Foundation
2683 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA 92014

Thank you for your generosity.