November 2018
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Giving Tuesday Campaign 2018
Thank you to everyone who donated to OTS this #GivingTuesday. The response has been overwhelming, and we are likely to exceed our goal of $15,000 !

If you would missed Giving Tuesday and would still like to give, please visit to make your donation.
Environmental Fair at La Selva 2018
The 12 th Annual La Selva Research Station Environmental Fair was a great success, with more than 1,400 people attending from neighboring communities. This year’s fair also commemorated the "50th Anniversary of the Station" with exhibits by the Dole Food Company, FLOREX among others. The fair was held on November 4, 2018 and provided a wonderful opportunity to combine science, nature and fun all in the same place . Continue reading.
La Selva as part of Sustainable Tourism in Sarapiquí area
OTS is pleased to report that in 2018 Sarapiquí was accredited as one the first Sustainable Tourism Destinations of Central America and the Caribbean. La Selva Research Station is part of a group of institutions and companies distinguished with the "TourCert" certificate. We are proud of the work we have done as a station to be part of this important recognition. Continue reading.
Partnership between OTS and
the Planetary Health Alliance
As part of OTS’ ongoing efforts to evolve and diversify our academic offerings, we are excited to share the news of our partnership with the Planetary Health Alliance. With this new partnership, we will enhance our worldwide network to drive and support scientific discovery and knowledge towards a new human/environment relationship that is socially equitable and ecologically sustainable. Continue reading.
“The future of tropical forest
restoration is community-led”
From September 26 th to 29 th , OTS attended the 1st Latin America Congress of Sustainability, Evolution and Ecology held in Costa Rica. OTS’ involvement included Dr. Rebecca Cole and Dr. Amanda Wendt presenting “The future of tropical forest restoration is community-led” and an informational booth about our programs. Dr. Cole was also interviewed by The Tico Times,   highlighting that the future of restoring tropical forests should not be exclusively in the hands of governments, also private institutions and landowners could have a stake in those efforts. Continue reading.
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We are Accepting Applications for Spring 2019 Graduate Programs in Costa Rica

Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach
June 8, 2019 – July 19, 2019
Application Deadline: Feb 3, 2019; after this date enrollment on a rolling basis
Faculty Led Academic Groups
OTS´ academic logistics staff has assisted hundreds of faculty members throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Costa Rica to enhance their course trips by arranging everything from hotel reservations, transportation, meals, day activities, and research permits.   
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