OSA INTERACTIVE GARDENS is a private rainforest reserve with butterfly house and botanical gardens in Puerto Jimenez, Costa RIca focused on environmental education

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Choose from one of our Jungle Tours (offered by reservation only)
The Butterfly Experience- A workshop DESIGNED FOR students. Best choice for large groups. 3 to 3.5 hours (lunch Option). 5 PEOPLE+ $25 EACH.
the Butterfly farm tour– Butterflies, Wildlife and botanical gardens. behind-the-scenes operation tour for couples and small groups. 2 hours $20/person
NocturnaL Rainforest Wildlife Tour– Experience the jungle at night. 2 hours $25/person

info@osainteractivegardens.com or by phone at  +506.8834.4114 or +506.8727.0523

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"Osa interactive gardens represents a conscience way of living. They devote considerable attention to nutrition, health, and science to be part of the delicate and complex rainforest ecosystem.”

Colleen Laura Spurlock, PhD, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, USA United States

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Are you interested in inclusive community development? Gardening and Landscape Design Innovation? Permaculture? Osa Interactive Gardens is recruiting motivated INTERNS AND Volunteers to help in conservation and community projects. Fill out a volunteer application here!


Research
We offer facilities and resources, including lodging, WIFI, tools, and field assistance, at Osa Interactive to researchers and students working on independent projects. Currently offering a series of Tropical Botany courses (October-December 2017) instructed by Reinaldo Aguilar, a leading Costa Rican Botanist and expert in the Osa Peninsula. Contact us for details.
Obtaining Credit
O.I.G. is a private organization, but it is likely that you can receive credit through your university by way of “independent research”. You should arrange an independent study with your professor or advisor prior to arriving in Costa Rica. Your O.I.G. student coordinator has PhD credentials in biological studies and can provide an academic transcript to your professor or advisor. Generally, students receive 2-3 credits for a 2-4 week tenure.


OSA Interactive Gardens
500 m west from the BM and Puerto Jimenez BM Supermarket
Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Easy Access to a Jungle Paradise

Tropical rainforest AND stunning beaches- no place on earth like the osa peninsula.

The Butterfly Farm Tour

 This behind-the-scenes tour of Osa Interactive Gardens butterfly house and operations is not to be missed.

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butterfly farm Tour: 2-hour guided tour of the BUTTERFLY HOUSE includes treehouse platforms, botanical garden and jungle trails filled with wildlife located IN PUERTO JIMENEZ! Local pick-up included.

 

2 HOURS, $20/PERSON, 8 AND YOUNGER FREE (DISCOUNT FOR 6+)

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Birdwatching ane photography tours available by request.
Tel: +506-8727-0523 or +506-8836-4114
info@osainteractivegardens.com

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Nocturnal Rainforest Wildlife Tour

DISCOVER THE DIVERSE AND RARELY SEEN NOCTURNAL JUNGLE on OSA INTERACTIVE GARDENS NOCTURNAL WILDLIFE NIGHT TOUR! A truly unique experience awaits. Our guides will safely lead you in pursuit of otherwise illusive wildlife species.

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Join us on a 2 hour night tour for $25/person (kids 8 and under are FREE). prepare yourself to be amazed by what we find! using all your senses, There is a good chance to see, smell, and hear frogs, owls, SNAKES, CAIMANS, SPIDERS, bats, and much more.

Tour start time at 5:30 PM. Call or email for reservation
Tel: +506-8727-0523
+506-8836-4114
info@osainteractivegardens.com

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The Butterfly Experience

THE O.I.G. BUTTERFLY EXPERIENCE TOUR IS PERFECT FOR SCHOOL GROUPS AND FAMILIES.

On THE BUTTERFLY EXPERIENCE, VISITORS LEARN ABOUT BUTTERFLIES, HOST PLANTS AND TROPICAL ECOLOGY. CHECK AND RELEASE BUTTERFLY TRAPS, CLIMB THE TREEHOUSE PLATFORMS, AND VOLUNTEER IN THE GARDENS PLANTING TREES. FRESH FRUIT AND SAVORY BBQ LUNCH INCLUDED WITH VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN OPTIONS.

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Volunteer at Osa Interactive Gardens

O.I.G. invites volunteers and interns to help in the tropical gardens and plant nursery, in butterfly breeding and monitoring, and environmental education in the community.

Join us in prototyping innovative solutions to local challenges with local people. You will get a hands-on experience in the tropical rainforest while creating real impact on the ground with people from Costa Rica and around the world.

Volunteer for a few hours or intern for a few weeks while spending time in the jungle and on the Golfo Dulce beach in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Come as a part of your vacation or the reason for your trip.

We provide training sessions for all volunteers and interns. These are excellent opportunities to work with experts in their field and  learn new skills working with tropical plants and wildlife .

Volunteer daily minimum commitment of 3 hours work, and contact us for more information about our internship program if you are interested in an extended period. Coffee and light breakfast provided. Ages 16-17 must have adult consent and under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Work days are Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Click here for additional volunteer information and volunteer terms and conditions.

To apply, copy and paste the following, fill out and send in an email to info@osainteractivegardens.com

Name

Email

Country

Address

Age

Phone

Why do you want to volunteer at Osa Interactive Gardens?

How did you hear about us?

Please specify the dates you wish to volunteer

Briefly list your education and work experience

Do you have any medical conditions or special diet? If yes, please specify.

Are you interested in reserving the cabin for $15/night while volunteering (see cabin rules below)?

I have  read and agree to Osa Interactive Gardens terms and conditions.

I am at least 18 years of age.

We have an onsite cabin that sleeps 3 for $15/per night per person or $250/month per person (when space is available).

House/Cabin Rules

  • Check-in before 6:00 PM and check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Cabin is only reserved once payment is made
  • No unregistered guests/volunteers are allowed on the property or in the cabin
  • Keep gates closed
  • There is limited light on the property, use extra caution at night and always carry a flashlight
  • Entry to the Butterfly Enclosure is prohibited unless under supervision of O.I.G. staff
  • Be thoughtful of water usage
  • Keep the cabin swept, tidy, and clean
  • Notify a staff member of any problems in the cabin or property
  • All visitors/volunteers must agree to the terms and conditions
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Just a five minute walk from downtown Puerto Jimenez, volunteering for OIG is a great way to interact with the rainforest. Come get your hands dirty and support the community.


Call us or email today!
info@osainteractivegardens.com
+506.8727.0523

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