Maderas Rainforest Conservancy

Sharing the wonders of the rainforest since 1993

Our Locations

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

The Ometepe Biological Station is in Isla de Ometepe. Ometepe is an island of 276 square kilometers lying in Lake Nicaragua. It is the largest Volcanic island in the world situated in a fresh water lake. Two majestic forested volcanoes dominate the island. One called Maderas raises 1,400 meters above the lake. The other, Concepción is even taller and reaches a height of nearly 1,700 meters. Ometepe is situated in southeastern Nicaragua and has a population of 30,000 people…

La Suerte, Costa Rica

La Suerte Biological Field Station is located in northeastern Costa Rica, Central America, longitude 83° 46’15” W, latitude 10° 26’ 30” N. Average rainfall is 3800mm (15”) at an altitude of 50 m above sea level. This lowland neotropical region remains one of the most biologically diverse in the world. The field station encompasses 1000 acres containing a wealth of habitats, including primary and secondary forests, swamps, marshes and pastures…

Attend a Course in the Jungle:

Primate Behavior & Ecology

Winter 2022-2023 session: Dec 27 2022 (fly in to CR) to Jan 9 2023 (fly out of CR)
Summer session A: May 30 2023 (fly in to CR) to June 22 2023 (fly out of CR)
Summer session B: June 24 2023 (fly in to CR) to July 17 2023 (fly out of CR)

Dr. Laura Bolt, La Suerte

This intensive field course provides experience in studying wild monkeys in a tropical rainforest environment and is excellent preparation for graduate studies in primatology, animal behaviour, and ecology… (read more)

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Advanced Primate Behavior & Ecology

Winter 2022-2023 session: Dec 27 2022 (fly in to CR) to Jan 9 2023 (fly out of CR)
Summer session A: May 30 2023 (fly in to CR) to June 22 2023 (fly out of CR)
Summer session B: June 24 2023 (fly in to CR) to July 17 2023 (fly out of CR)

Professor Dr. Laura Bolt, La Suerte

The Advanced Primate Behavior and Ecology course is for graduates of the MRC Primate Behavior and Ecology course and/or graduate students interested in completing master’s project fieldwork… (read more)

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Comparative Skeletal Anatomy

Summer Session: July 07 2023 to July 17 2023

USD $2095.00 – Includes: Registration Fee, Program Fee, Three Meals/Day, Room & Board, and Transportation. Fee does not include airfare to San Jose, hotel upon arrival/departure nights.

Dr. Helen Cho (hecho@davidson.edu)

This two-week field course focuses on skeletal anatomy and function of human and non-human skeletons.
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Veterinary Field Training Mission

Spring: May 30 2023 (fly to San Jose) – June 09 2023 (fly home)
Summer: July 17 2023 (fly to San Jose) – July 27 2023 (fly home)
WinterDecember 27 2022 (fly to San Jose) – January 6 2023 (fly home)

Designed for pre-veterinary students in their undergraduate studies. Students will learn about veterinary medicine in a developing country. (Course Info) (Flyer)

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People

Renee Molina

Director

Dr. LaRoy Brandt

Instructor

Dr. Laura Bolt

Instructor

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