About the local hosting organizationACI COSTA RICA.
About the volunteer workThe JardÝn BotÝ¡nico Lankester is an ecological project and is a part of UCR (Universidad de Costa Rica). The mission of the Lankester Botanical Garden is to promote conservation, enjoyment and sustainable use of native flora of Costa Rica threatened with extinction, especially epiphytes, through programs of scientific research, horticulture and environmental education. As a botanical institution it´s a leader in the study and conservation of epiphytic plants of the Mesoamerican region. It consists of 11 hectares with field collections, collections in greenhouses and secondary forests in the garden house and is habitat for more than 3,000 species of plants. -- Possible tasks for the volunteer: ï‚· General garden maintenance ï‚· Care of the collections of plants in field and greenhouse Cleaning of trails ï‚· Volunteers with training in fields related to botany also contribute to the implementation of specific tasks and activities
Local accommodationThe volunteers stay in a host family, in Cartago Center.
About the project locationParaÝso de Cartago, Cartago (Costa Rican Central Valley).
Extra info about the project: Extra fees to pay on arrival based on a 1 week stay (camp fee 75 $ + adm. cost 150$ for ACI Costa Rica). 75 $ for each extra week. Open all year, arrival date is free.