QuetzalThe Quetzal Education Research Center, located in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica, serves as a secondary campus for Southern Nazarene University and educates students in tropical ecology, biology and field research, while promoting biodiversity, sustainability, and social responsibility.

To this end, QERC works with students and researchers from around the world, to educate and conduct research focused on the tropical cloud forest and its floral and faunal community. QERC connects students with local farmers, research scientists, and educators from around the world bringing scientific knowledge and conservation practice to the local community.