WE BELIEVE IN ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION TO INSPIRE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS AROUND THE WORLD, TO IGNITE CRITICAL THINKING AND CHANGE MAKERS.

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We believe in accessible education to inspire environmental stewards around the world, to ignite critical thinking and change makers. On this page, you will find all of our multi-media educational resources. (also immersive educational experiences, freely-accessible, in English and Spanish).
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
Learn about sea turtles with 3D Models by SketchFab's DigitalLife3D. Zoom in and pan around in 360 degrees to learn more about sea turtle anatomy, forelimb kinematics, and motor patterns of swimming.

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

ENVIRONMENT • SUSTAINABILITY • EDUCATION

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WCA EDUCATION IGNITES
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We are excited to announce new educational offerings for homeschoolers! The Nosara Explorer Academy is a four-week program offering students a unique opportunity to learn first-hand what a career as a marine biologist and wildlife conservationist is like. Participate in hands-on activities with our organization, and contribute real data for conservation in the area. Download the PDF and learn more.
START YOUR JOURNEY.
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VIRTUAL FIELD SCHOOL
CERTIFICATE COURSE
“Sustainable Communities & Environmental Change in Latin America”
Join us to take part in this innovative Virtual Field School and learn from experts whose work with local communities across Latin America has been funded by the National Geographic Society.
 
This certificate course is an interdisciplinary social science and humanities field school aimed at both the university student and life-learner alike. It is for those interested in sustainable development, nature conservation, and socioecological change.
 
This course offers seminars, virtual field-trips, and one-to-one mentorship by field experts across Latin America. It will give you an inside look at critical development and conservation issues, while supporting local communities and grassroots non-profit organizations.

Want to learn more? Watch the Virtual Field School trailer below or watch it on YouTube.
OUR COLLABORATION WITH ALLEN CORAL ATLAS TO MAP GLOBAL REEF HABITATS IN A GLOBAL INITIATIVE

EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A BACKGROUND THAT MAKES ME FAMILIAR WITH CONSERVATION ISSUES, THIS COURSE REALLY HELPED ME RECONSTRUCT DEFINITIONS FOR WORDS SUCH AS SUSTAINABILITY, TOURISM, AND CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE IN WAYS THAT WERE MORE HOLISTIC AND INTERDISCIPLINARY.

—ASTON ASBURY, MASTER'S STUDENT

PRIMATE BEHAVIOR AND ECOLOGY, WASHINGTON, USA

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MARINE DEBRIS SERIES:
DID YOU KNOW?

UNDERSTANDING MARINE
DEBRIS ACTIVITIES

MARINE DEBRIS
MAGENT CRAFT ACTIVITY

NOAA MARINE
DEBRIS CURRICULA

SEA TURTLE
MIGRATION VIDEO

ENDANGERED OCEAN:
SEA TURTLES

SURROUNDED BY
SEA TURTLES

UP AND CLOSE AND PERSONAL
WITH AN OLIVE RIDLEY

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Our work is made possible by generous donors. Donate to the cause and help us ensure a sustainable future for the Ostional Refuge.

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Donate with an in-kind donation from our amazon wishlist. Pack it in your suitcase. Contact us when you arrive. Donate locally too!

Calling Citizen Scientists!
Report your wildlife observations on iNaturalist! View our project page and help us collect more observations.
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NOSARA EXPLORER ACADEMY
SEA TURTLE
3D DIGITAL MODELS
Seventy percent of the world's population depends on our ocean as a main source of food. A quarter of fish species depend on coral reef habitat for their survival. We collaborated with Allen Coral Atlas in their global initiative to map global coral reef habitats.To learn about the state of Ostional's coral reef habitat, we have mapped our reef habitat to inform the management and conservation of our coral reef ecosystems. Watch our video to learn about this vital collaboration.

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ABOUT US
The Wildlife Conservation Association is a non-profit in Costa Rica dedicated to promoting wildlife conservation through scientific research, community engagement, and immersive educational experiences that inspire sustainable living. (Cédula Jurídica 3-002-787658)

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Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Ostional Guanacaste, Costa Rica

CONTACT US

info@wcanosara.org

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