QERC works with a variety of people and organizations from undergraduate students and researchers from around to world, to our neighbors and community groups here in San Gerardo de Dota. The great people we work with make our educational and research programs possible. 

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Here at QERC we understand that a solid environmental education is one of greatest influences toward environmental sustainability. QERC offers the facilities and resources needed for a wide range of educational programs- from high school groups to graduate students; we can help you arrange your educational program at QERC, and in Costa Rica.

QERC works with the local school and community to help foster and understanding and appreciation of the natural environment. This is done through collaboration between our students and researchers and the local community. We encourage all our educational groups to interact with the local community.

You can get involved by Educating at QERC.


A guiding principle for us here at QERC is our pledge to foster a better understanding of our world and our place within it. We support researchers from across the globe with the space and resources to continue this commitment.

You can get involved by Researching at QERC.


QERC has limited volunteer opportunities available during our spring program and during our off-season in the fall.

If you are looking for a chance to gain experience in field research, work with students in a dynamic environment, and travel across Central America, the QERC internship may be right for you.

You can get involved by Volunteering at QERC


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