LA ESTACION BIOLOGICA SAN MIGUEL 2017
Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay (camp fee 87.5 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 87.5 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free.
- Code : ACI/EBSM2017
- Dispo : 3M / 2F (Total Part 5)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ESP
- Age : 18 - 99
ACI COSTA RICA.
San Miguel is part of the Reserva Absoluta Cabo Blanco, (3100 hectacres) located at the southernmost tip of Costa Rica´s northwestern Nicoya Peninsula, which was established in 1963 and is the country’s oldest national protected reserve (it is now a National Park). Our main goal is the conservation of our 3100ha of vegetation and of course the wildlife of our coastline. Some of the most common trees in the National Park are: Madrono, Pochote, Roble de sabana, Corteza negra, Yos, Ceibo Barrigon, Guanacaste, Panamá, etc. There are also a wide range of mammals including possums, white faced Capuchin Monkey, Agoutis, Coatis, Raccoons, Grey foxes, white-tailed deer, many bat species, spotted skunk. The San Miguel Forest is classified as Transitional Dry-Moist Tropical Forest. San Miguel offers about 5kms of beaches with an elevation that ranges from sea level to 375 metres on Cerro Buenos Aires. There are some incredible tidal pools of up to 3m vertical difference between low and high tide and these offer a great place to practice snorkeling. You must wear wet shoes since there is a rocky floor. Possible tasks for the volunteer: ? General maintenance and conservation of the beach ? To maintain infrastructure ? Maintenance of trails and designing new ones ? Exploring remote areas, discovering new areas and to help classify and register wildlife There are opportunities to perform other activities including, painting, art-work or other tasks that you may have the skills for
The volunteers stay in the project, in a single room.
2km South of Mal Pais village, Puntarenas 9’ 54’ N, 85’ 08’ W
Required abilities and interests of the volunteer/Project Rules: ? Good team working skills ? Be prepared to work with volunteers from different cultures and age groups Spanish is not mandatory ? Willing to follow the project´s social rules and instructions from Station staff ? Follow rules about wildlife protection, do not hurt, disturb or feed the animals or vegetation. ? Do not remove any natural matter from the beach or forest. ? Zero tolerance on drugs and alcohol. If a volunteer is involved in such an incident they will be removed from the project without a refund. ? Be prepared to be living sometimes alone for a period of time (no internet, no phone signal, there is signal 400 meters away). ? After 8pm volunteers must retire to the volunteers’ house. Volunteers will share a room with others of the same gender. Single rooms are available for an extra fee. ? Sexual relations between volunteers and/or staff members is absolutely forbidden. ? You cannot receive visitors without prior permission ? Take the necessary precautions for sun and insect protection. Important: Please arrange health insurance before coming to the project. Schedule for the volunteer: From Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm- we can add or remove working hours as needed. Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay (camp fee 87.5 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 87.5 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free. Administrative fee according to duration : 1 to 4 weeks 150$ ; 5 to 8 weeks 250$ ; 9 to 12 weeks 350$ : over 13 weeks 450$. Programme open all year, arrival date is free.
We are active affiliate of the International Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE) Federation, with its main offices in Berlin, Germany and representation in the five continents through its Member Organizations and Committees. ICYE is recognized by the United Nations as ï¿½International Messenger of Peaceï¿½ and forms part of the Co-Coordinating Committee for International Volunteer Services (CCIVS), associated to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In Costa Rica, we work in different areas, sending and receiving volunteers, for long and short terms, in groups or as independent persons. We also coordinate our work with other programs such as German Civil Service, Italian Civil Service, ï¿½Weltwï¿½rtsï¿½ of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, British ï¿½Community Service Volunteersï¿½, the European Unionï¿½s ï¿½European Voluntary Serviceï¿½, ï¿½Canada World Youthï¿½, and ï¿½United Planetï¿½ from the USA.
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