We have various ways for you to get involved!

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Maderas Rainforest Conservancy page



Ometepe Biological Field Station page



La Suerte Biological Field Station page


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This jewelry was handmade in Nicaragua from the flora of the area. In addition to supporting these artists, your purchase helps the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy's conservation and community initiatives such as providing the local community with veterinary help, conservation education, and reforestation projects.


Look at some of our pictures below to see what kinds we will have.

MRC sells handmade Nicaraguan jewelry in order to raise more funds for our efforsts.
MRC sells handmade Nicaraguan jewelry in order to raise more funds for our efforsts.
MRC sells handmade Nicaraguan jewelry in order to raise more funds for our efforsts.
MRC sells handmade Nicaraguan jewelry in order to raise more funds for our efforsts.
MRC sells handmade Nicaraguan jewelry in order to raise more funds for our efforsts.
MRC sells handmade Nicaraguan jewelry in order to raise more funds for our efforsts.

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Contact Us






Email: info@maderasrfc.org

Phone: (305)666-9932 (9am - 5pm EST)

Fax: (305)666-7581


The Maderas Rainforest Conservancy

P.O. Box 55-7519

Miami Fl, 33255-7519

Take your first steps to getting involved by requesting some information.

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Maderas Rainforest Conservancy: Information request on field schools. ( * required )

Which course(s) are you most interested in?

  • Primate Behavior & Ecology

  • Ethnobotany

  • Neotropical Bat Ecology

  • Herpetology

  • Rainforest Ecology

  • Photography for Field Biologists

  • Entomology

  • Rainforest Ecology: Ornithology

  • Rainforest Ecology and GIS Mapping

  • Veterinary Field Mission

  • Comparative Anatomy and Functional Morphology

  • Advanced Primate Behavior & Ecology

  • Spanish & Pre-Columbian Art History

  • The Maya World: Art, Archaeology, & Literature

  • Spanish & Cooking

Which Session(s) would you be most interested in? Note: not all courses are offered in each session

Winter

  • late December to mid January

  • late December to early January (short)

Summer

  • Session 1: late May to mid June

  • Session 1: late May to early June (short)

  • Session 2: mid June to mid July

  • Session 2: mid June to early July (short)

  • Session 3: mid July to mid August

  • Session 3: mid July to early August (short)

Which location(s) are you most interested in?

  • Ometepe, Nicaragua

  • La Suerte, Costa Rica

How did you hear about us?

  • Posting on campus

  • Professor's recommendation

  • Website

  • Presentation/Lecture

  • Prime info net

  • Conference

  • Other

Name: *

Phone Number: *

Email *:

Address: *

City: *

State: *

Zip: *

Questions / Comments If you have any questions or comments, please include them here.


You can also help out with our Information Sharing.

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Information Sharing

The Maderas Rainforest Conservancy is in the constant process of maintaining a database of ecological research we have conducted at our field sites.

Click on any of the links to download

Ometepe GIS data

Ometepe Trails (JPG)
Ometepe data (xml & html)
Ometepe (zip)

Grid sampling of Ometepe cloud forest

Ometepe cloud forest grid (html)

La Suerte GIS data

La Suerte Trails (JPG)
La Suerte data (xml & html)
La Suerte (zip)

La Suerte Species data

La Suerte Species list (xml)
La Suerte Species list (xml & html)
La Suerte Species list (xls)

Red-eyed tree frog data (La Suerte)

Survey data for Red-eyed Tree Frogs (xml)
Survey data for Red-eyed Tree Frogs (xml & html)
Survey data for Red-eyed Tree Frogs (xls)

NBII

The Maderas Rainforest Conservancy contributes to global information sharing in order to add to the universal understanding of the ecological issues facing the planet. Research done at our sites has been posted at the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII).


The following links provide some extensive background on informations sharing:


From NBII: About the National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII)


The National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) is a broad, collaborative program to provide increased access to data and information on the nation's biological resources. The NBII links diverse, high-quality biological databases, information products, and analytical tools maintained by NBII partners and other contributors in government agencies, academic institutions, non-government organizations, and private industry. NBII partners and collaborators also work on new standards, tools, and technologies that make it easier to find, integrate, and apply biological resources information. Resource managers, scientists, educators, and the general public use the NBII to answer a wide range of questions related to the management, use, or conservation of this nation's biological resources. The NBII Program is managed by the U.S. Geological Survey's Biological Informatics Office.


Here is the link to research at the NBII site were you will find several La Suerte and Ometepe metadata listings. Just search for “Ometepe” or “La Suerte” to find our projects at NBII.

Apply Online!

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You can also fill out a PDF version as well.

Online Application



(If you do not yet have one, write "pending")
(If you do not yet have one, write "pending")







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Do you have any medical conditions which may hinder your ability to do strenuous activities in the tropics?

Please give the name, address, email address, and phone number of your first emergency contact person.

Please give the name, address, email address, and phone number of your first emergency contact person.

Please detail any course training you‘ve had which would apply to the course you are applying.

Please detail any travel experiences.

Please detail any special skill you have that would be relevant to the course you are applying to.

Please tell us about yourself.

Please tell us why you applying to this field course. Is this subject a career goal, a compliment to your other academic work, or an outside interest. What aspect of this study is most interesting to you and why? Included any written works in this field that have influenced you.

Please tell us what you hope to gain by attending a field course in the tropics. Please detail your future plans. How will taking a field course aide you in these plans.

Course Selection

Below are the course listings by session. You may choose one per session. You may register for multiple sessions. Please be advised that space is not guaranteed. You will be asked below for a second and third choice if your first is unavailable.






Please be advised that you must send us the required documents:

  • Faculty Recommendation

  • Medical Form

You will be contacted with information on submitting these.

MRC class cancellation policy

Our registration fee is not refundable only transferable to next year.
Our class fee is refundable if the student withdraw 45 days before the start of class.
If a withdrawal is submitted after 45 days the student may transfer the balance to the following school year.
If the same class is not offered another class may be substituted to another one offered by MRC. If prices vary additional fees may be incurred.
If students have travelers insurance it may cover their class fee as well as ticket etc. The insurance claims department will need to be contacted.
For travelers insurance contact: travelguard.com
If MRC cancels a class due to low enrollment we will refund the registration fee and class fee if submitted.


Once you submit, you will be directed to a confirmation page. If you encounter any issues, please contact us at info@maderasrfc.org.