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Registration Process

2022 Tropical Field Research (10 days in Costa Rica - all inclusive - $3,950)

  1. SOC successfully ran this program in summer 2021 implementing on-site COVID-19 testing and monitoring.

  2. There are opportunities for individual students to join these 2022 programs:

    • June 9-19

    • July 12-22

    • July 20-30

  3. Register participants in our new online portal (see blue button above). 

  4. All participants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 and follow CDC vaccination guidance to be eligible for 2022 SOC programming. Check here for US Center for Disease Control Costa Rica Vaccine Recommendations.

  5. Pay schedule: Families can pay the balance or pay monthly with the final payment due by March 15th, 2022.

  6. All participants should obtain 3rd party program travel insurance. Refunds for non-refundable payments are only available through 3rd party insurance that must be purchased close to registration date.​ 

2022 Bioinformatics Research (10 days in Costa Rica - all inclusive - $3,950)

  1. There are opportunities for individual students to join 2022 bioinformatics programs in Monteverde, Costa Rica July 12-22, 2022.

  2. Same as above (#3-6)

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Tropical Field Research

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May 29 - June 8

June 9 - 19

June 16 - 26

June 24 - July 4

July 4 - 14

July 12-22

July 20 - 30

Bioinformatics Research

 Option to earn 3 university credits 

Session 8:

July 12 - July 22

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2023 Teacher's Insect-Microbiome Antibiotic Bioprospecting (4-days $1500)

  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.

Bioprospecting Research

2023 TBD

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Let us know if you'd like to host this workshop for teachers in your area.