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Las Nubes Project has dedicated a great part of its efforts to educate Canadian and Costa Rican students, as well as local communities within the Alexander Skutch Biological Corridor (COBAS – Spanish Acronym), on environmental issues and sustainable practices.

By the mid-2000s, Las Nubes Project had established a field course focused on tropical ecology, sustainability and environmental education. The success of the field course led to the creation of the Summer Abroad program, which started in Summer 2017. In 2018, we also began to offer a course during Reading Week.

Through our programs, students can experience first-hand lessons on tropical ecology, sustainability, indigenous education, arts, health, and conservation through the courses now offered. Participants are given an unprecedented opportunity to interact with and learn from the local rural Costa Rican communities. If you are interested in registering in one (or more) of our courses, visit the Programs section of our website.
Additionally, the exchange of knowledge between rural communities and York University students and faculty contributes to the creation of educational programs for adults and children in local schools.

In Canada, Las Nubes Program presents a series of lectures exploring issues around Neotropical and environmental conservation, rural wellbeing, and Indigenous peoples. Students can get involved through the Las Nubes Students Association (LNSA), as several activities are carried out during the year to create awareness among consumers and to promote and raise funds to support research and local education and conservation activities in COBAS.

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Thank you for your interest in the Las Nubes Project!

For information concerning the Las Nubes Project or the Fisher Fund for Neotropical Conservation, please contact us at

Las Nubes EcoCampus

Santa Elena, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica