Rates for Research and Education

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Rates for Research and Education

Valid from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2019, Currency: US Dollars. Standard rates before application of aid: Overnight $81.00, Day Visit $41.00.

These amounts are valid for all the OTS Biological Stations. Research visits of up to thirty days qualify for short-term aid; those over thirty days receive long-term aid.

Note that these rates are only for research or educational use of the stations. If you are a natural history visitor or an ecotourist, please refer to Three Paths for relevant information.

Station fees include your room and board and unlimited access to shared lab and office space, the field, paths and observation platforms, libraries, collections, and WI-FI connection. There are other expenses, however, which are not covered in the station fees and are charged separately, for example but not limited to: transportation, exclusive use of office or lab space, or building of structures. Here is a comprehensive list of additional services we provide.

These prices are all in USD. However, due to the volatility of certain items (especially gas) and of the Colon-USD exchange rate, prices are likely to change often.

We will strive to update this information periodically but, when in doubt or if you need certainty of current prices, please contact the people listed in these documents. During your budget preparation, we advise that you to discuss your budget with the station director and make sure all potential expenses are covered. Please be aware that we also charge a service fee for some of these expenses.

Type of Visit OTS Member Non OTS Member
Latin American Non Latin American Latin American Non Latin American
Overnight Day Visit Overnight Day Visit Overnight Day Visit Overnight Day Visit
Educational
Groups – Courses
Course 34.83 17.63 68.85 34.85 42.12 21.32 81.00 41.00
Others 81.00 41.00 81.00 41.00 81.00 41.00 81.00 41.00
High Schools n/a n/a n/a n/a 81.00 41.00 81.00 41.00
Groups – Workshops
Course 52.65 26.65 68.85 34.85 56.70 28.70 81.00 41.00
Others 81.00 41.00 81.00 41.00 81.00 41.00 81.00 41.00
Research
Senior
Short Term 46.98 23.78 68.85 34.85 52.65 26.65 81.00 41.00
Long Term 38.07 20.50 56.70 28.70 44.55 22.55 68.85 34.85
Others 68.85 34.85 77.76 39.36 68.85 34.85 81.00 41.00
Student
Short Term 38.88 20.50 48.60 28.70 48.60 24.60 60.75 30.75
Long Term 29.97 16.40 32.40 16.40 38.88 19.68 46.98 26.65
Others 68.85 34.85 76.95 38.95 68.85 35.26 81.00 41.00

Fees for children ages 5-12 are half the standard fees. That is, children are charged $38.50 per day for overnight visits and $19.50 per day for daytime visits. Children do not receive station-fee aid from OTS. Fees for children are the responsibility of adults they accompany.

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