Registration Process

2021 Tropical Field Research Program 

  1. Yes, SOC still is planning to run programs this summer in Costa Rica.

  2. There are opportunities for individual students to join programs running June 20-30 and July 6-16, 2021.

  3. Students register online (see below). 

  4. SOC will send a detailed e-registration form and parents/guardians e-sign waivers.

  5. Check here: US Center for Disease Control Costa Rica Vaccine Recommendations

  6. Obtain 3rd party cancel any time program insurance. Refunds for program payments are available only through insurer.​

  7. Fundraise by selling Costa Rica coffee.

  8. Pay schedule: Families can pay the balance or monthly with the final payment due by June 1st.

2021 Bioinformatics Program

  1. There are opportunities for individual students to join the bioinformatics program in Monteverde, Costa Rica July 28-August 8.

  2. Same as above (#3-8)


2021 Teacher Training: Insect-Microbiome Antibiotic Bioprospecting

  1. Learn how to run a bioprospecting unit or semester research class at your high school.

  2. We will introduce all the protocols from insect collection to plating and PCR to bioinformatics.

  3. You will receive a detailed research manual that will guide you and your students through the curriculum.

  4. Click link in footer for workshop flyer or navigate here for workshop webpage.

NOTE: Individual Applicants (not part of a pre-existing program) can either join a group from their area if there is capacity or help start a group from their high school. Please contact us at for help initiating a new program.