The story of two ecologists who were curious about how orange peel waste could rehabilitate the soil, the forest and the wildlife in Costa Rica.
Volunteer to Teach English in Costa Rica – January 2018! Oregon Partners of the Americas is recruiting experienced teachers to teach English in Costa Rica. Volunteers receive one-week hands-on training and then teach four weeks. A TESL/TEFL (Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language) background, and ability to speak basic Spanish, are helpful. THE PROGRAM: JUMPSTART! … Continue reading 2018 JumpStart Details
OPOA MEMBERS 2017 SUMMER POTLUCK PICNIC Sunday, August 27th RSVP by Sunday, August 20th to email@example.com OPOA Board business meeting will be held 11am-1pm, and the Potluck Picnic from 1pm-4pm. Home of Karen & Steve Graham, please request a map, if needed. Bring swimsuits for a dip in the pond! BARBECUED CHICKEN WILL BE PROVIDED … Continue reading OPOA Potluck on August 27, 2017
Volunteers Wanted at the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary in Dominical, Costa Rica about two hours south of Puntarenas! Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep an animal sanctuary going on a daily basis? Do you have a passion for animals but don’t know how to express that passion? We have a solution! The number … Continue reading Wildlife finds Sanctuary in Alturas
Peggy Boyd has been kind to share here her slideshow presentation of the March 2017 Cultural Exchange trip. Landing in Liberia, the group made their way along the Guanacaste coast to the beaches of Sámara and Carillo. From there the route turned inland towards La Fortuna over to Tortuguero and eventually San Jose. Many thanks … Continue reading See our slideshow pictures from the 2017 Trip
¡Hola! Click here to download the Travel Pictures from our 2016 visit organized by Inga Fisher Williams. CR 2016 -ifw
The Astorian found that our Costa Rican visitors enjoyed the country music of Oregon Chapter president Ned Heavenrich and his band, Brownsmeade Flats.
Programs will take students to San José-Heredia or Earth University, Guapiles, Monteverde and Playa Grande Faculty from Oregon State University are leading two groups of college students to Costa Rica this summer. Both programs will offer opportunities to become immersed the local Tico culture. The San José-Heredia program is scheduled for June 18-25, 2017. Students will … Continue reading OSU offers CR Summer Programs Enrolling now
Gabriella Ann Maertens, Laurie Benoit and other members of Oregon-Costa Rica Partners of the Americas are traveling on the Adult Cultural Exchange program this February. So far they have had homestays in the Nicoya peninsula where they have enjoyed the beaches at Samara and Carillo, visited the hot springs near Lake Arenal and taken … Continue reading Adult Cultural Exchange 2017; Fun in the Sun
Although our chapter is matched at the state level with Costa Rica here in Oregon, we like to help as many of the people in South and Central America as we can. With that spirit in mind, please note that there is a very good opportunity for Oregon teachers to travel to Panama this summer … Continue reading Panama Teacher Match: 2017 Summer Program Application Process is open