UTSI to host Costa Rica Eco-Adventure July 10-21 2014

April 2, 2014 | Posted in Events and News | By

UTSI is proud to host our second annual Costa Rica Eco Adventure Summer Camp at UTSI’s field station in Finca Carolina de Uvita, Uvita, Costa Rica. Join us for 11 days as we explore tropical ecosystems, practice our Spanish, hike through food forests and rainforests, go on adrenalin pumping tours like waterfall rappelling and ziplining, try new and exotic foods, and participate in community service projects aimed at inspiring and educating Uvita’s youths. Contact us now to find out more information and reserve your spot!

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Happy Holidays from UTSI

December 23, 2013 | Posted in Events and News | By

UTSI would like to wish wish you all a very happy holiday season.

We have so many exciting things on the horizon for UTSI in 2014.  First, we are so happy to welcome Aitor, Nuria, and family to Finca Carolina. They will be managing the farm for us while launching a new volunteer program. These high energy folks will serve as excellent hosts, guides, teachers, gardeners, and stewards of the land. We are also proud to announce that we will be offering our guided waterfall, Permaculture, and birdwatching tours again this year.

Next, we are happy to welcome back our friends from the University North Carolina Asheville for their bi-annual Tropical Ecosystems Field Excursion. I will be leading their group of 12 students and professors on a 14 day journey through many of Costa Rica’s diverse ecosystems from December 29th-Jan 10.  We have forged a new alliance with Costa Rican NGO Fundación Neotropica. We are looking forward to visiting their environmental education center in Rincon, on the Osa Penninsula. Their focus is on ecological conservation and promoting locally owned sustainable agri and eco-touristic endeavors.

So, 2014 promises to be a fruitful year for UTSI. Stay tuned here at www.utsi.org

May all of your dreams come true in 2014!