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Ukelele in Sarapiqui

Ukelele in Sarapiqui

It has been a long time dream of the Center to provide ongoing music educational opportunities in Sarapiquí. Thanks to the dedication of two volunteers, Francine Broughton and Sue Rice as well as donors Beth OConnell and Maxine Monk, the Learning Center received a...

Interview with Board President Polly Hunt

Interview with Board President Polly Hunt

Polly Hunt, the SCLC Board President from 2008-2010 stepped down this October and passed the baton of her Executive Powers to Raquel Gomez, another Senior SCLC board member. For the past 10 years Polly has been a dedicated public servant both in the SCLC as well as...

Reforestation at the SCLC

Reforestation at the SCLC

Last month Caitlin Marquis, a short term volunteer who came to work with the SCLC for four weeks this Spring, composed a four-page informational packet on the SCLC's reforestation activities. Here is a taste of what can be found in the downloads section of our...

Jaguars Forever

Jaguars Forever

Wildlife Conservation Society…. A non profit organization started in the USA. In the Central American isthmus, Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua are included in their program to save the biggest cats in the world, the jaguars. The Great Cats Program monitors...

Hiring Executive Director

Hiring Executive Director

The SCLC is currently looking for a motivated and experienced Executive Director to lead our team of devoted staff and volunteers. If you fulfill the requirements and would like to continue your career in rural Costa Rica, contact us as soon as possible...

Give a Book Project- We Need Your Help

Give a Book Project- We Need Your Help

The SCLC is partnering with Give-A-Book Foundation and Rotary Clubs to receive donations of high quality educational books in Spanish and English for schools and libraries in Sarapiquí, Costa Rica. The original dream of the founder of the SCLC, Giovanna Holbrook, was...

Bird Club has Fresh New Energy

Bird Club has Fresh New Energy

The SCLC has always put a lot of emphasis on bird education with the local youth. We are able to re-vitalize our Bird Club Program with the arrival of Marcela Valdivia, a volunteer from Perú who has done significant field work in the Rain Forest of Bolivia. As a...

Becados Update

Becados Update

Our Becados (Scholarship) students are finishing the year empowered. Last month we listened to a presentation from Noel Flores regarding his internship at Southwick Zoo near Boston, MA. After an amazing presentation about Noel's adventures, we had our own adventure in...

Language Learners Come Together

Language Learners Come Together

Students from the SCLC’s partner ESL program at UNA Universidad National de Costa Rica came out to visit the SCLC volunteers for a little language “intercambio” and a hike through the Selva Verde Primary Old Growth Forest. The students are in UNA’s specialized Tourism...